Reported Annual Crime In West Liberty

StatisticReportedincidents/100k peopleWest Liberty/100k peopleIowa/100k peopleNational/100k people
Total crime39n/a (estimate)1,0482,3772,837
StatisticReportedincidents/100k peopleWest Liberty/100k peopleIowa/100k peopleNational/100k people
Murder0n/a0.02.35.3
Rape6n/a161.239.840.4
Robbery0n/a0.036.6102.8
Assault5n/a134.3212.0248.5
Violent crime11n/a (estimate)295291386
Burglary9n/a241.7479.5468.9
Theft18n/a483.51,447.61,745.0
Vehicle theft1n/a26.9159.0236.9
Property crime28n/a (estimate)7522,0862,451
The table above offers a complete overview of all reported annual crimes in West Liberty, IA. The total number of reported crimes in West Liberty, IA is shown and for comparison purposes, each crime is also displayed based on the number of crimes per 100,000 people. The crimes are also broken down into two categories; violent crimes and property crimes. The table shows that the overall West Liberty, IA crime rate is 56% lower than the Iowa average and is 63% lower than the national average. Looking at violent crime specifically, West Liberty, IA has a violent crime rate that is 2% higher than the Iowa average and 24% lower than the national average. For property crime, West Liberty, IA is 64% lower than the Iowa average and 69% lower than the national average.

Did you know?

  • The overall crime rate in West Liberty is 63% lower than the national average.
  • For every 100,000 people, there are 2.87 daily crimes that occur in West Liberty.
  • West Liberty is safer than 51% of the cities in the United States.
  • In West Liberty you have a 1 in 96 chance of becoming a victim of any crime.
  • The number of total year over year crimes in West Liberty has increased by 35%.

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Daily Crime In West Liberty (per 100,000 people)

The above illustration depicts the number of crimes committed daily in West Liberty, IA per 100,000 residents. Additionally, daily crime statistics are also listed for Iowa as well as national figures. In West Liberty, IA the total number of daily crimes is 2.27 times less than the Iowa average and 2.71 times less than the national average. Violent crime statistics in West Liberty, IA are 1.02 times more than the Iowa average and 1.31 times less than the national average. Regarding crimes committed against personal property, West Liberty, IA has a daily crime rate that is 2.77 times less than the Iowa average and 3.26 times less than the daily national average.

How Safe is West Liberty (higher is better)

Are people any safer living in the West Liberty, IA area in comparison to other Iowa communities and all other cities throughout the United States? The evidence provided by these graphs show West Liberty, IA being safer than 53% of cities in Iowa and 51% of cities across the United States as a whole. 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 West Liberty, IA. In conclusion, West Liberty, IA now ranks above average in comparison to all United States cities.

Chance of Being A Victim of Crime in West Liberty

The chance of being a victim of violent crime in West Liberty is 1 in 339
The chance of being a victim of property crime in West Liberty is 1 in 133
The chance of being a victim of crime in West Liberty is 1 in 96
Are you curious to know the likelihood of suffering from a crime in West Liberty, IA? The graphics above display the likelihood of becoming victimized by an illegal act such as a crime including violence or property damage. If you reside in West Liberty, IA, the likelihood that you will suffer a violent crime is 1 in 339. These sorts of violent crimes include murder, sexual assault, robbery, and physical assault. Illegal actions against property are represented by a likelihood of 1 in 133 that you become a victim. These sorts of crimes against personal property include burglary, theft, and auto theft. In total, the likelihood of being victimized by a crime in West Liberty, IA is 1 in 96.

Year Over Year Crime In West Liberty (per 100,000 people)

An ideal indicator of whether West Liberty, IA is becoming a safer or more dangerous residential area or not is an analysis of the crime rate in the area from year to year. In the above illustration, the year to year crime rates are visualized per 100,000 people for property, violent, and total crime. Year to year rate of violent crime in West Liberty, IA has increased by 57% and the rate of property crime in West Liberty, IA has increased by 27%. The total crime rate in West Liberty, IA has increased by 35% year to year.

West Liberty police department

ItemWest LibertyIowaNational
Law enforcement employees (officers & civilians)83,827558,732
Police officers & civilians /1000 residents2.11.83.3
There are a total of 8 West Liberty police officers. This results in 2.1 police officers per 1,000 residents which is 18.2% greater than the Iowa average and 34.5% less than the National average.

Sex offenders in Iowa

StateTotal offendersIowa /100KNational /100K
Iowa5,765196222
There are a total of 5,765 sex offenders in Iowa. This yields a total of 196 sex offenders in Iowa per 100,000 residents which is 12% less than the national average.

Nearby Cities With Low Crime Rates

City, StatePopulationViolent crime/100k peopleProperty crime/100k peopleTotal crime/100k people
Wilton, IA2,80871463534
West Branch, IA2,581299427726
Lone Tree, IA1,482102730832
Tipton, IA3,201282657939
Iowa City, IA72,3852612,0542,314
Hills, IA7302892,0732,362
Atalissa, IA3393462,4822,828
West Liberty, IA3,7372957521,048

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Lopezville, TX3,7363212,0442,365
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Zelienople, PA3,736140774914
Sagamore, MA3,738176729906
Goshen, CA3,7393391,9452,284
West Liberty, IA3,7372957521,048
Source: The West Liberty, IA crime data displayed above is derived from the FBI's uniform crime reports for the year of 2016. 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.