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Total crime 39%
Violent crime 10%
Property crime 48%
Date & Last Updated: This data reflects the 2019 calendar year and was released from the FBI in September, 2020; this is the most current data available.
StatisticReportedincidents/100k peopleWebster City/100k peopleIowa/100k peopleNational/100k people
Total crime116n/a (estimate)1,5102,0002,489
Murder0n/a0.01.95.0
Rape5n/a65.136.942.6
Robbery1n/a13.027.481.6
Assault26n/a338.4200.4250.2
Violent crime32n/a (estimate)416267379
Burglary20n/a260.3371.1340.5
Theft48n/a624.71,199.61,549.5
Vehicle theft16n/a208.2163.0219.9
Property crime84n/a (estimate)1,0931,7342,110

Key findings

  • Webster City crime rates are 39% lower than the national average
  • Violent crimes in Webster City are 10% higher than the national average
  • In Webster City you have a 1 in 67 chance of becoming a victim of crime
  • Webster City is safer than 32% of the cities in the United States
  • Year over year crime in Webster City has increased by 3%

Webster City crime map

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The Webster City crime map provides a detailed overview of all crimes in Webster City as reported by the local law enforcement agency. Based on the color coded legend above, the crime map outlines the areas with lower crime compared to the areas with higher crime. The Webster City crime heat map offers insight into the total crimes on a block group level.

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      Daily Crime In Webster City (per 100,000 people)

      The above illustration depicts the number of crimes committed daily in Webster City, per 100,000 residents. In Webster City, the total number of daily crimes is 1.33 times less than the Iowa average and 1.65 times less than the national average. Violent daily crime statistics in Webster City are 1.56 times more than the Iowa average and 1.10 times more than the national average. For property crime, Webster City has a daily crime rate that is 1.59 times less than the Iowa average and 1.93 times less than the daily national average.

      How Safe is Webster City (higher is better)

      Are people any safer living in Webster City in comparison to other Iowa communities and all other areas throughout the United States? When we look at all cities across America, is Webster City safe? The evidence provided by these graphs show Webster City being safer than 31% of cities in Iowa and 32% of cities across the United States. This is evident by tracking Iowa cities as well as all US cities over a one year period to contrast crime statistics as they relate to Webster City. In conclusion, Webster City ranks below average compared to the rest of the United States.

      Chance of Being A Victim of Crime in Webster City

      The chance of being a victim of violent crime in Webster City is 1 in 241
      The chance of being a victim of property crime in Webster City is 1 in 92
      The chance of being a victim of crime in Webster City is 1 in 67
      Are you at risk of becoming a victim of crime in Webster City, Iowa? If you reside in Webster City, then there is a 1 in 241 chance that you will experience a violent crime. These types of crimes may include homicide, sexual assault, robbery, and physical assault. Your risk of being a victim of property crime is 1 in 92. These types of crime include burglary, petty theft, and theft of motor vehicles. Altogether, there is a 1 in 67 risk that you will become a victim of crime in Webster City.

      Year Over Year Crime In Webster City (per 100,000 people)

      Determining whether Webster City is becoming less or more safe for its residents (per 100,000) is most easily done by comparing year-over-year crime rates. Webster City violent crime rates have increased by 113%. At the same time, property crime has decreased by 14% year over year. Total crimes for Webster City has increased by 3% in the same time frame.

      Webster City police department

      ItemWebster CityIowaNational
      Law enforcement employees (officers & civilians)153,827558,732
      Police officers & civilians /1000 residents1.91.83.3
      There are a total of 15 Webster City police officers. This results in 1.9 police officers per 1,000 residents which is 3.7% greater than the Iowa average and 42.6% less than the National average.

      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.

      Nearby Cities With Low Crime Rates

      City, StatePopulationViolent crime/100k peopleProperty crime/100k peopleTotal crime/100k people
      Jewell Junction, IA1,230106689796
      Eagle Grove, IA3,4681711,1131,284
      Vincent, IA1303182,0642,382
      Stratford, IA6453382,1942,532
      Blairsburg, IA1283432,2292,572
      Ellsworth, IA5743462,2442,590
      Woolstock, IA1633462,2482,594
      Webster City, IA7,8254161,0931,510

      Cities with similar population

      City, StatePopulationViolent crime/100k peopleProperty crime/100k peopleTotal crime/100k people
      Spanish Fort, AL7,8253702,7573,127
      Fair Lakes, VA7,82973576649
      Nantucket, MA7,8302371,3521,589
      Olivette, MO7,8302041,4031,607
      Wilson, PA7,8192681,8412,109
      Webster City, IA7,8254161,0931,510
      Source: The Webster City, IA crime data displayed above is derived from the FBI's uniform crime reports for the year of 2019. 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.