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Crime rate in Cedar Falls, Iowa (IA): murders, rapes, robberies, assaults, burglaries, thefts, auto thefts, arson, law enforcement employees, police officers, crime map


City-Data.com crime index in Cedar Falls, IA compared to other U.S. cities

Crime rate in Cedar Falls, IA

The 2017 crime rate in Cedar Falls, IA is 176 (City-Data.com crime index), which is 1.6 times smaller than the U.S. average. It was higher than in 62.1% U.S. cities. The 2017 Cedar Falls crime rate rose by 24% compared to 2016. In the last 5 years Cedar Falls has seen increasing violent crime and increasing property crime.
See how dangerous Cedar Falls, IA is compared to the nearest cities:
(Note: Higher means more crime)
Cedar Falls:

176.4
Waterloo:

297.1
Evansdale:

309.3
Waverly:

305.3
Grundy Center:

126.0
Independence:

163.6
Oelwein:

204.4
Vinton:

138.3
Eldora:

287.3
City-Data.com crime index
Crime rates in Cedar Falls by year

Type

2005

2006

2007

2008

2009

2010

2011

2012

2013

2014

2015

2016

2017

Murders
(per 100,000)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
1
(2.7)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
1
(2.5)
1
(2.5)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
1
(2.4)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
1
(2.4)
Rapes
(per 100,000)
12
(32.9)
13
(35.5)
16
(43.2)
12
(31.8)
21
(54.9)
10
(25.4)
11
(27.9)
15
(37.9)
19
(47.2)
12
(29.4)
13
(31.5)
20
(48.0)
27
(64.7)
Robberies
(per 100,000)
4
(11.0)
5
(13.6)
9
(24.3)
10
(26.5)
9
(23.5)
3
(7.6)
4
(10.1)
4
(10.1)
3
(7.5)
7
(17.1)
4
(9.7)
9
(21.6)
6
(14.4)
Assaults
(per 100,000)
54
(148.0)
68
(185.5)
76
(205.4)
107
(283.4)
101
(263.9)
57
(144.9)
55
(139.4)
28
(70.8)
30
(74.6)
30
(73.4)
27
(65.5)
37
(88.8)
52
(124.6)
Burglaries
(per 100,000)
88
(241.2)
140
(381.8)
116
(313.6)
113
(299.3)
111
(290.0)
113
(287.2)
119
(301.5)
104
(263.0)
80
(198.9)
115
(281.3)
114
(276.4)
118
(283.3)
128
(306.6)
Thefts
(per 100,000)
540
(1,480)
703
(1,917)
666
(1,800)
536
(1,420)
519
(1,356)
552
(1,403)
453
(1,148)
520
(1,315)
391
(972.3)
646
(1,580)
533
(1,292)
559
(1,342)
666
(1,595)
Auto thefts
(per 100,000)
34
(93.2)
38
(103.6)
39
(105.4)
22
(58.3)
23
(60.1)
19
(48.3)
33
(83.6)
23
(58.2)
24
(59.7)
25
(61.2)
24
(58.2)
31
(74.4)
28
(67.1)
Arson
(per 100,000)
6
(16.4)
9
(24.5)
7
(18.9)
12
(31.8)
7
(18.3)
3
(7.6)
7
(17.7)
1
(2.5)
3
(7.5)
1
(2.4)
1
(2.4)
3
(7.2)
2
(4.8)
City-Data.com crime index142.7181.3190.8172.4183.1136.7132.0123.2112.6136.0116.9142.1176.4

The City-Data.com crime index weighs serious crimes and violent crimes more heavily. Higher means more crime, U.S. average is 274.0. It adjusts for the number of visitors and daily workers commuting into cities.




According to our research of Iowa and other state lists, there were 25 registered sex offenders living in Cedar Falls, Iowa as of September 24, 2020.
The ratio of all residents to sex offenders in Cedar Falls is 1,648 to 1.
The ratio of registered sex offenders to all residents in this city is much lower than the state average.



Violent crime rate in 2017
Cedar Falls:

138.9
U.S. Average:

215.2

Violent crime rate in 2016
Cedar Falls:

103.2
U.S. Average:

216.3

Violent crime rate in 2015
Cedar Falls:

69.1
U.S. Average:

208.5

Violent crime rate in 2014
Cedar Falls:

79.5
U.S. Average:

200.7

Violent crime rate in 2013
Cedar Falls:

88.3
U.S. Average:

204.3

Violent crime rate in 2012
Cedar Falls:

78.4
U.S. Average:

214.5

Violent crime rate in 2011
Cedar Falls:

107.7
U.S. Average:

214.1

Violent crime rate in 2010
Cedar Falls:

106.7
U.S. Average:

223.2

Violent crime rate in 2009
Cedar Falls:

198.6
U.S. Average:

238.0

Violent crime rate in 2008
Cedar Falls:

186.7
U.S. Average:

252.4

Violent crime rate in 2007
Cedar Falls:

163.5
U.S. Average:

259.7

Violent crime rate in 2006
Cedar Falls:

135.0
U.S. Average:

264.1

Violent crime rate in 2005
Cedar Falls:

112.4
U.S. Average:

258.9

Violent crime rate in 2004
Cedar Falls:

108.4
U.S. Average:

256.0

Violent crime rate in 2003
Cedar Falls:

137.9
U.S. Average:

262.6

Violent crime rate in 2002
Cedar Falls:

128.2
U.S. Average:

272.2

Property crime rate in 2017
Cedar Falls:

151.2
U.S. Average:

206.4

Property crime rate in 2016
Cedar Falls:

134.9
U.S. Average:

216.6

Property crime rate in 2015
Cedar Falls:

128.6
U.S. Average:

221.5

Property crime rate in 2014
Cedar Falls:

144.4
U.S. Average:

230.8

Property crime rate in 2013
Cedar Falls:

97.4
U.S. Average:

250.4

Property crime rate in 2012
Cedar Falls:

127.1
U.S. Average:

267.3

Property crime rate in 2011
Cedar Falls:

130.2
U.S. Average:

273.5

Property crime rate in 2010
Cedar Falls:

134.8
U.S. Average:

276.4

Property crime rate in 2009
Cedar Falls:

134.8
U.S. Average:

285.6

Property crime rate in 2008
Cedar Falls:

139.6
U.S. Average:

302.2

Property crime rate in 2007
Cedar Falls:

168.5
U.S. Average:

309.2

Property crime rate in 2006
Cedar Falls:

187.8
U.S. Average:

317.3

Property crime rate in 2005
Cedar Falls:

136.2
U.S. Average:

322.3

Property crime rate in 2004
Cedar Falls:

141.0
U.S. Average:

327.4

Property crime rate in 2003
Cedar Falls:

150.7
U.S. Average:

334.1

Property crime rate in 2002
Cedar Falls:

160.0
U.S. Average:

336.9
Murders per 100,000 population
Rapes per 100,000 population
Robberies per 100,000 population
Assaults per 100,000 population
Burglaries per 100,000 population
Thefts per 100,000 population
Auto thefts per 100,000 population
Arson per 100,000 population

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2018, including police officers: 55 (54 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

1.29
Iowa average:

1.47

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2017, including police officers: 44 (43 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

1.03
Iowa average:

1.63

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2016, including police officers: 41 (40 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

0.96
Iowa average:

1.66

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2015, including police officers: 40 (40 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

0.97
Iowa average:

1.66

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2014, including police officers: 41 (40 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

0.98
Iowa average:

1.64

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2013, including police officers: 43 (42 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

1.04
Iowa average:

1.67

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2012, including police officers: 41 (40 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

1.01
Iowa average:

1.67

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2011, including police officers: 42 (41 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

1.04
Iowa average:

1.71

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2010, including police officers: 43 (41 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

1.04
Iowa average:

1.71

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2009, including police officers: 43 (42 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

1.10
Iowa average:

1.74

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2008, including police officers: 44 (42 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

1.11
Iowa average:

1.72

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2007, including police officers: 45 (43 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

1.16
Iowa average:

1.70

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2006, including police officers: 40 (38 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

1.05
Iowa average:

1.70

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2005, including police officers: 46 (43 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

1.19
Iowa average:

1.69

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2004, including police officers: 45 (42 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

1.16
Iowa average:

1.68

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2003, including police officers: 44 (41 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

1.13
Iowa average:

1.70

Full-time Law Enforcement Employees in Cedar Falls, IA
Full-time Law Enforcement Employees
Full-time Law Enforcement Employees - Officers
Full-time Law Enforcement Employees - Civilians

Zip codes: 50613.