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Crime rate in Cedar Rapids, 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 Rapids, IA compared to other U.S. cities

Crime rate in Cedar Rapids, IA

The 2020 crime rate in Cedar Rapids, IA is 256 (City-Data.com crime index), which is about the average for the U.S. cities. It was higher than in 83.1% U.S. cities. The 2020 Cedar Rapids crime rate fell by 2% compared to 2019. The number of homicides stood at 11 - an increase of 4 compared to 2019. In the last 5 years Cedar Rapids has seen decline of violent crime and decreasing property crime.
See how dangerous Cedar Rapids, IA is compared to the nearest cities:
(Note: Higher means more crime)
Cedar Rapids:

255.6
Hiawatha:

261.6
Marion:

127.4
Mount Vernon:

78.4
Coralville:

237.9
Anamosa:

37.8
Mechanicsville:

88.7
Vinton:

50.0
Iowa City:

151.2
City-Data.com crime index
Crime rates in Cedar Rapids by year

Type

2007

2008

2009

2010

2011

2012

2013

2014

2015

2016

2017

2018

2019

2020

Murders
(per 100,000)
4
(3.2)
3
(2.4)
1
(0.8)
2
(1.6)
2
(1.6)
3
(2.3)
4
(3.1)
8
(6.2)
6
(4.6)
4
(3.0)
6
(4.5)
3
(2.3)
7
(5.2)
11
(8.2)
Rapes
(per 100,000)
35
(28.1)
34
(26.8)
43
(33.4)
38
(30.1)
43
(33.9)
43
(33.5)
47
(36.5)
43
(33.4)
34
(26.2)
69
(52.6)
39
(29.6)
36
(27.1)
32
(23.9)
16
(11.9)
Robberies
(per 100,000)
138
(110.6)
136
(107.1)
107
(83.1)
123
(97.4)
86
(67.7)
97
(75.5)
90
(70.0)
128
(99.3)
107
(82.4)
100
(76.2)
124
(94.0)
98
(73.7)
91
(67.9)
102
(75.9)
Assaults
(per 100,000)
326
(261.4)
275
(216.6)
252
(195.7)
223
(176.5)
229
(180.3)
213
(165.9)
253
(196.7)
209
(162.1)
219
(168.6)
217
(165.4)
206
(156.2)
217
(163.1)
262
(195.5)
303
(225.6)
Burglaries
(per 100,000)
1,091
(874.7)
1,256
(989.1)
1,281
(994.7)
1,028
(813.8)
1,106
(870.9)
970
(755.4)
986
(766.5)
946
(733.9)
1,000
(770.0)
1,007
(767.6)
940
(712.8)
854
(641.9)
883
(658.9)
832
(619.4)
Thefts
(per 100,000)
4,663
(3,738)
4,380
(3,449)
4,092
(3,178)
3,716
(2,942)
3,585
(2,823)
3,529
(2,748)
3,489
(2,712)
3,814
(2,959)
3,718
(2,863)
3,738
(2,849)
3,750
(2,844)
3,461
(2,601)
3,417
(2,550)
2,865
(2,133)
Auto thefts
(per 100,000)
340
(272.6)
345
(271.7)
242
(187.9)
241
(190.8)
215
(169.3)
254
(197.8)
296
(230.1)
283
(219.5)
299
(230.2)
356
(271.4)
351
(266.2)
393
(295.4)
409
(305.2)
557
(414.7)
Arson
(per 100,000)
24
(19.2)
26
(20.5)
12
(9.3)
11
(8.7)
17
(13.4)
30
(23.4)
19
(14.8)
10
(7.8)
16
(12.3)
19
(14.5)
15
(11.4)
22
(16.5)
14
(10.4)
30
(22.3)
City-Data.com crime index346.9330.5304.1281.6274.1265.9276.3288.6275.5293.6277.1253.5261.6255.6

The City-Data.com crime index weighs serious crimes and violent crimes more heavily. Higher means more crime, U.S. average is 254.8. It adjusts for the number of visitors and daily workers commuting into cities.

- means the value is smaller than the state average.
- means the value is about the same as the state average.
- means the value is bigger than the state average.
- means the value is much bigger than the state average.



According to our research of Iowa and other state lists, there were 311 registered sex offenders living in Cedar Rapids, Iowa as of March 04, 2024.
The ratio of all residents to sex offenders in Cedar Rapids is 420 to 1.
The ratio of registered sex offenders to all residents in this city is near the state average.


When are crimes committed in Cedar Rapids, IA?

Violent crime rate in 2020
Cedar Rapids:

179.0
U.S. Average:

228.3

Violent crime rate in 2019
Cedar Rapids:

166.0
U.S. Average:

219.8

Violent crime rate in 2018
Cedar Rapids:

150.0
U.S. Average:

221.2

Violent crime rate in 2017
Cedar Rapids:

163.8
U.S. Average:

226.3

Violent crime rate in 2016
Cedar Rapids:

179.5
U.S. Average:

227.3

Violent crime rate in 2015
Cedar Rapids:

160.9
U.S. Average:

219.4

Violent crime rate in 2014
Cedar Rapids:

176.5
U.S. Average:

211.1

Violent crime rate in 2013
Cedar Rapids:

176.1
U.S. Average:

214.3

Violent crime rate in 2012
Cedar Rapids:

158.9
U.S. Average:

187.4

Violent crime rate in 2011
Cedar Rapids:

161.0
U.S. Average:

187.1

Violent crime rate in 2010
Cedar Rapids:

170.2
U.S. Average:

195.6

Violent crime rate in 2009
Cedar Rapids:

174.3
U.S. Average:

208.9

Violent crime rate in 2008
Cedar Rapids:

193.3
U.S. Average:

222.5

Violent crime rate in 2007
Cedar Rapids:

220.5
U.S. Average:

229.1

Violent crime rate in 2006
Cedar Rapids:

190.3
U.S. Average:

232.6

Violent crime rate in 2005
Cedar Rapids:

168.6
U.S. Average:

227.1

Violent crime rate in 2004
Cedar Rapids:

148.8
U.S. Average:

223.6

Violent crime rate in 2003
Cedar Rapids:

164.5
U.S. Average:

230.3

Property crime rate in 2020
Cedar Rapids:

292.7
U.S. Average:

169.6

Property crime rate in 2019
Cedar Rapids:

305.1
U.S. Average:

179.7

Property crime rate in 2018
Cedar Rapids:

302.8
U.S. Average:

190.2

Property crime rate in 2017
Cedar Rapids:

324.7
U.S. Average:

206.4

Property crime rate in 2016
Cedar Rapids:

336.7
U.S. Average:

216.6

Property crime rate in 2015
Cedar Rapids:

331.7
U.S. Average:

221.5

Property crime rate in 2014
Cedar Rapids:

327.7
U.S. Average:

230.8

Property crime rate in 2013
Cedar Rapids:

323.4
U.S. Average:

250.4

Property crime rate in 2012
Cedar Rapids:

318.2
U.S. Average:

267.3

Property crime rate in 2011
Cedar Rapids:

340.7
U.S. Average:

273.5

Property crime rate in 2010
Cedar Rapids:

338.4
U.S. Average:

276.4

Property crime rate in 2009
Cedar Rapids:

386.0
U.S. Average:

285.6

Property crime rate in 2008
Cedar Rapids:

411.0
U.S. Average:

302.2

Property crime rate in 2007
Cedar Rapids:

402.7
U.S. Average:

309.2

Property crime rate in 2006
Cedar Rapids:

402.1
U.S. Average:

317.3

Property crime rate in 2005
Cedar Rapids:

370.2
U.S. Average:

322.3

Property crime rate in 2004
Cedar Rapids:

410.6
U.S. Average:

327.4

Property crime rate in 2003
Cedar Rapids:

377.3
U.S. Average:

334.1
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 2021, including police officers: 280 (223 officers - 187 male; 36 female).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

1.65
Iowa average:

1.76

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2020, including police officers: 282 (219 officers - 182 male; 37 female).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

1.63
Iowa average:

1.76

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2019, including police officers: 284 (220 officers - 185 male; 35 female).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

1.64
Iowa average:

1.75

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2018, including police officers: 279 (212 officers - 179 male; 33 female).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

1.59
Iowa average:

1.74

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2017, including police officers: 274 (209 officers - 178 male; 31 female).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

1.58
Iowa average:

1.70

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2016, including police officers: 280 (214 officers - 182 male; 32 female).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

1.63
Iowa average:

1.69

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2015, including police officers: 280 (212 officers - 179 male; 33 female).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

1.63
Iowa average:

1.70

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2014, including police officers: 271 (206 officers - 175 male; 31 female).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

1.60
Iowa average:

1.70

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2013, including police officers: 269 (204 officers - 173 male; 31 female).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

1.59
Iowa average:

1.71

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2012, including police officers: 263 (202 officers - 172 male; 30 female).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

1.57
Iowa average:

1.72

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2011, including police officers: 265 (204 officers - 172 male; 32 female).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

1.61
Iowa average:

1.70

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2010, including police officers: 264 (203 officers - 173 male; 30 female).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

1.61
Iowa average:

1.75

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2009, including police officers: 258 (202 officers - 172 male; 30 female).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

1.57
Iowa average:

1.77

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2008, including police officers: 218 (197 officers - 170 male; 27 female).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

1.55
Iowa average:

1.74

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2007, including police officers: 218 (187 officers - 163 male; 24 female).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

1.50
Iowa average:

1.73

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2006, including police officers: 223 (189 officers - 167 male; 22 female).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

1.53
Iowa average:

1.70

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2005, including police officers: 228 (192 officers - 170 male; 22 female).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

1.56
Iowa average:

1.69

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2004, including police officers: 222 (185 officers - 165 male; 20 female).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

1.50
Iowa average:

1.68

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2003, including police officers: 221 (182 officers - 161 male; 21 female).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

1.48
Iowa average:

1.70

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

Zip codes: 52227, 52228, 52233, 52302, 52324, 52328, 52338, 52401, 52402, 52404, 52405, 52411.