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Total crime 68%
Violent crime 72%
Property crime 67%
Date & Last Updated: This data reflects the 2018 calendar year and was released from the FBI in September, 2019; this is the most current data available.
Crime data for this area is not available from the FBI, so estimates are used 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)835 (estimate)1,9422,580
Murdern/an/an/a1.75.0
Rapen/an/an/a30.942.6
Robberyn/an/an/a29.586.2
Assaultn/an/an/a187.9246.8
Violent crimen/an/a (estimate)107 (estimate)250381
Burglaryn/an/an/a352.6376.0
Theftn/an/an/a1,190.41,594.6
Vehicle theftn/an/an/a148.5228.9
Property crimen/an/a (estimate)727 (estimate)1,6922,200

Key findings

  • Wayland crime rates are 68% lower than the national average
  • Violent crimes in Wayland are 72% lower than the national average
  • In Wayland you have a 1 in 120 chance of becoming a victim of crime
  • Wayland is safer than 78% of the cities in the United States
  • Year over year crime in Wayland has decreased by 20%

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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 931
      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 120

      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, IA96101684785
      Winfield, IA1,068114771884
      Pleasant Plain, IA562972,0102,307
      Olds, IA1973222,1822,505
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      Washington, IA7,3688321,7182,550
      Crawfordsville, IA2613352,2672,602
      Wayland, IA1,027107727835

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      Maricopa Colony, AZ1,0272581,4551,713
      Tatamy, PA1,02708888
      Clendenin, WV1,027119611731
      Delevan, NY1,027192791983
      McLeansville, NC1,0271641,0811,245
      Wayland, IA1,027107727835
      Source: The Wayland, IA crime data displayed above is derived from the FBI's uniform crime reports for the year of 2018. 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.