Cedar Falls, IA Crime Statistics For 2021

Demographics | Crime | Cost Of Living
Updated: 2020-12-30
908
Total Crimes
2,175.2
Total Crimes / 100k People
-12.17%
Below National Average
89 out of 125
In Iowa
6,508 out of 9,891
In America

What is the crime rate in Cedar Falls, IA?

According to the most recent data from the FBI, the total crime rate in Cedar Falls is 2,175.2 per 100,000 people. That's -12.17% lower than the national rate of 2,476.7 per 100,000 people and 8.75% higher than the Iowa total crime rate of 2,000.2 per 100,000 people.

Note: Because the rates of crime are so low in America, we use "per 100,000 people" to make the number a bit easier to compare across locations visually. It's mathematically the same as doing per capita comparisons and isn't conveying that there are 100,000+ people in a location.

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Cedar Falls SnackAbility

7
/10
Overall SnackAbility
Jobs
8/10
Housing
8
Affordability
8
Diversity
6
Safety
N/A
Amenities
8.5
Education
9
Commute
9.5

How Does Cedar Falls Crime Compare To The Rest Of The Country?

Statistic Count
Raw
Cedar Falls
/ 100k People
Iowa
/ 100k People
National
/ 100k People
Total Crimes Per 100K 908 2,175.2 2,000.2 2,476.7
Murder 1 2.4 1.9 5.0
Robbery 6 14.4 27.4 81.6
Aggravated Assault 52 124.6 200.4 250.2
Violent Crime 86 206.0 266.6 366.7
Burglary 128 306.6 371.1 340.5
Larceny 666 1,595.4 1,199.6 1,549.5
Car Theft 28 67.1 163.0 219.9
Property Crime 822 1,969.1 1,733.7 2,109.9

Violent Crime Rates In Cedar Falls

86
Violent Crimes
206.0
Violent Crimes / 100k People
-43.82%
Below National Average
  • You have a 1 in 485.4 chance of being the victim of a violent crime in Cedar Falls each year. That compares to a 1 in 375.2 chance statewide.
  • The violent crime rate in Cedar Falls is 206.0 per 100,000 people.
  • That's -43.82% lower than the national rate of 366.7 per 100,000 people.
  • -22.71% lower than the Iowa violent crime rate of 266.6 per 100,000 people.

Property Crime Rates In Cedar Falls

822
Property Crimes
1,969.1
Property Crimes / 100k People
-6.67%
Below National Average
  • You have a 1 in 50.8 chance of being the victim of a property crime in Cedar Falls each year. That compares to a 1 in 47.4 chance nationally.
  • The property crime rate in Cedar Falls is 1,969.1 per 100,000 people.
  • That's -6.67% lower than the national rate of 2,109.9 per 100,000 people.
  • And 13.58% higher than the Iowa property crime rate of 1,733.7 per 100,000 people.

Cedar Falls Crime Compared To Iowa Average

Each category of crime indexed to the worst per capita in Iowa.
Data Source -- FBI UCR 2018.

Crime In Cities Around Cedar Falls

City Population Count
Raw
Total Crime
/ 100k People
Property Crime
/ 100k People
Violent Crime
/ 100k People
Waterloo, IA 67,723 1,988 2,935.5 2,483.6 451.8
Marshalltown, IA 27,002 779 2,885.0 2,496.1 388.9
La Porte, IN 21,557 580 2,690.5 2,152.4 538.1
Independence, IA 6,086 102 1,676.0 1,314.5 361.5
Oelwein, IA 5,886 109 1,851.9 1,546.0 305.8
Vinton, IA 5,074 42 827.7 630.7 197.1
Iowa Falls, IA 5,006 94 1,877.7 1,658.0 219.7
Evansdale, IA 4,758 119 2,501.1 2,122.7 378.3
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