Waterloo, IA Crime Statistics For 2022

Demographics | Crime | Cost Of Living
Updated: 2022-04-07
2,137
Total Crimes
3,180.1
Total Crimes / 100k People
35.55%
Above National Average
111 out of 125
In Iowa
7,391 out of 8,904
In America

What is the crime rate in Waterloo, IA?

According to the most recent data from the FBI, the total crime rate in Waterloo is 3,180.1 per 100,000 people. That's 35.55% higher than the national rate of 2,346.0 per 100,000 people and 58.87% higher than the Iowa total crime rate of 2,001.7 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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Waterloo SnackAbility

5
/10
Overall SnackAbility
Jobs
5/10
Housing
6
Affordability
8
Diversity
8.5
Safety
4
Amenities
8.5
Education
8
Commute
9.5

How Does Waterloo Crime Compare To The Rest Of The Country?

Statistic Count
Raw
Waterloo
/ 100k People
Iowa
/ 100k People
National
/ 100k People
Total Crimes Per 100K 2,137 3,180.1 2,001.7 2,346.0
Murder 9 13.4 3.5 6.5
Robbery 48 71.4 29.8 73.9
Aggravated Assault 337 501.5 229.4 279.7
Violent Crime 419 623.5 303.5 387.8
Burglary 491 730.7 371.1 314.2
Larceny 1,038 1,544.6 1,130.1 1,398.0
Car Theft 189 281.2 197.1 246.0
Property Crime 1,718 2,556.5 1,698.2 1,958.2

Violent Crime Rates In Waterloo

419
Violent Crimes
623.5
Violent Crimes / 100k People
60.78%
Above National Average
  • You have a 1 in 160.4 chance of being the victim of a violent crime in Waterloo each year. That compares to a 1 in 329.5 chance statewide.
  • The violent crime rate in Waterloo is 623.5 per 100,000 people.
  • That's 60.78% higher than the national rate of 387.8 per 100,000 people.
  • 105.45% higher than the Iowa violent crime rate of 303.5 per 100,000 people.

Property Crime Rates In Waterloo

1,718
Property Crimes
2,556.5
Property Crimes / 100k People
30.56%
Above National Average
  • You have a 1 in 39.1 chance of being the victim of a property crime in Waterloo each year. That compares to a 1 in 51.1 chance nationally.
  • The property crime rate in Waterloo is 2,556.5 per 100,000 people.
  • That's 30.56% higher than the national rate of 1,958.2 per 100,000 people.
  • And 50.54% higher than the Iowa property crime rate of 1,698.2 per 100,000 people.

Waterloo 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 Waterloo

City Population Count
Raw
Total Crime
/ 100k People
Property Crime
/ 100k People
Violent Crime
/ 100k People
Marshalltown, IA 26,564 598 2,251.2 1,769.3 481.9
Waverly, IA 10,234 143 1,397.3 938.0 459.3
Hiawatha, IA 7,465 200 2,679.2 2,036.2 643.0
Independence, IA 6,141 103 1,677.3 1,481.8 195.4
Vinton, IA 5,056 22 435.1 316.5 118.7
Iowa Falls, IA 5,034 86 1,708.4 1,390.5 317.8
Manchester, IA 4,965 65 1,309.2 966.8 342.4
Evansdale, IA 4,742 84 1,771.4 1,412.9 358.5
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