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Total crime 57%
Violent crime 62%
Property crime 56%
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 peopleWest Liberty/100k peopleIowa/100k peopleNational/100k people
Total crime0n/a (estimate)1,110 (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)143 (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)967 (estimate)1,6922,200

Key findings

  • West Liberty crime rates are 57% lower than the national average
  • Violent crimes in West Liberty are 62% lower than the national average
  • In West Liberty you have a 1 in 91 chance of becoming a victim of crime
  • West Liberty is safer than 70% of the cities in the United States
  • Year over year crime in West Liberty has decreased by 20%

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

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      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 701
      The chance of being a victim of property crime in West Liberty is 1 in 104
      The chance of being a victim of crime in West Liberty is 1 in 91

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

      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
      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
      West Branch, IA2,581211211423
      Lone Tree, IA1,48288592680
      Wilton, IA2,808102688790
      Tipton, IA3,2012808701,150
      Hills, IA7302481,6821,930
      Atalissa, IA3392972,0132,311
      Bennett, IA3603002,0302,330
      West Liberty, IA3,7371439671,110

      Cities with similar population

      City, StatePopulationViolent crime/100k peopleProperty crime/100k peopleTotal crime/100k people
      Zelienople, PA3,7361101,9242,034
      Lopezville, TX3,7363041,7532,057
      Rockfish, NC3,7361911,2591,449
      Sagamore, MA3,738158590748
      East Flat Rock, NC3,7352191,4451,664
      West Liberty, IA3,7371439671,110
      Source: The West Liberty, 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.