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Total crime 63%
Violent crime 66%
Property crime 63%
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Date & Last Updated: This data reflects the 2020 calendar year and was released from the FBI in September, 2021; this is the most current data available.
Crime data for this area is not available from the FBI. Either data from local enforcement agencies is applied or estimates are created based on demographic data including, but not limited to: home prices, income per capita and population density.
StatisticReportedincidents/100k peopleWayland/100k peopleIowa/100k peopleNational/100k people
Total crime0n/a (estimate)860 (estimate)2,0022,346
Murdern/an/an/a3.56.5
Rapen/an/an/a40.738.4
Robberyn/an/an/a29.873.9
Assaultn/an/an/a229.4279.7
Violent crimen/an/a (estimate)131 (estimate)304388
Burglaryn/an/an/a371.1314.2
Theftn/an/an/a1,130.11,398.0
Vehicle theftn/an/an/a197.1246.0
Property crimen/an/a (estimate)730 (estimate)1,6981,958

Key findings

  • Wayland crime rates are 63% lower than the national average
  • Violent crimes in Wayland are 66% lower than the national average
  • In Wayland you have a 1 in 117 chance of becoming a victim of crime
  • Wayland is safer than 73% of the cities in the United States
  • Year over year crime in Wayland has not changed

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      Daily Crime In Wayland (per 100,000 people)

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      Chance of Being A Victim of Crime in Wayland

      The chance of being a victim of violent crime in Wayland is 1 in 766
      The chance of being a victim of property crime in Wayland is 1 in 138
      The chance of being a victim of crime in Wayland is 1 in 117

      Year Over Year Crime In Wayland (per 100,000 people)

      Wayland police department

      ItemWaylandIowaNational
      Law enforcement employees (officers & civilians)n/a3,827558,732
      Police officers & civilians /1000 residentsn/a1.83.3

      Sex offenders in Iowa

      StateTotal offendersIowa /100KNational /100K
      Iowa6,040205266
      There are a total of 6,040 sex offenders in Iowa. This yields a total of 205 sex offenders in Iowa per 100,000 residents which is 23% less than the national average.

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      Westwood, IA96123686809
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      Pleasant Plain, IA563612,0172,378
      Olds, IA1973922,1902,582
      Ainsworth, IA4513952,2072,603
      Crawfordsville, IA2614072,2752,682
      Wayland, IA1,027131730860

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      Maricopa Colony, AZ1,0272641,2111,474
      Young Harris, GA1,0271688441,012
      Silver Lake, IN1,0273252,8143,139
      McLeansville, NC1,0271829651,147
      Delevan, NY1,027200775975
      Wayland, IA1,027131730860
      Source: The Wayland, IA crime data displayed above is derived from the FBI's uniform crime reports for the year of 2020. The crime report encompasses more than 18,000 city and state law enforcement agencies reporting data on property and violent crimes. The uniform crime reports program represents approximately 309 million American residents, which results in 98% coverage of metropolitan statistical areas.