Cedar Rapids, IA
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Cedar Rapids, IA crime analytics

Source & Methodology

Analytics built by:   Location, Inc.

Raw data sources:   Uniform Crime Reporting Program (Federal Bureau of Investigation), additional data from local police agencies.

Date(s) & Update Frequency:   Reflects 2015 calendar year; released from FBI in Sept. 2016 (latest available). Updated annually. Wheres 2016 data?

Methodology:   Our nationwide meta-analysis overcomes the issues inherent in any crime database, including non-reporting and reporting errors. This is possible by associating the 9.4 million reported crimes in the U.S, including over 2 million geocoded point locations…. Read more

The crime rate in Cedar Rapids is considerably higher than the national average across all communities in America from the largest to the smallest, although at 41 crimes per one thousand residents, it is not among the communities with the very highest crime rate. The chance of becoming a victim of either violent or property crime in Cedar Rapids is 1 in 25. Based on FBI crime data, Cedar Rapids is not one of the safest communities in America. Relative to Iowa, Cedar Rapids has a crime rate that is higher than 97% of the state's cities and towns of all sizes.

Importantly, when you compare Cedar Rapids to other communities of similar population, then Cedar Rapids crime rate (violent and property crimes combined) is quite a bit higher than average. Regardless of how Cedar Rapids does relative to all communities in America of all sizes, when NeighborhoodScout compared it to communities of similar population size, its crime rate per thousand residents stands out as higher than most.

Now let us turn to take a look at how Cedar Rapids does for violent crimes specifically, and then how it does for property crimes. This is important because the overall crime rate can be further illuminated by understanding if violent crime or property crimes (or both) are the major contributors to the general rate of crime in Cedar Rapids.

From our analysis, we discovered that violent crime in Cedar Rapids occurs at a rate higher than in most communities of all population sizes in America. The chance that a person will become a victim of a violent crime in Cedar Rapids; such as armed robbery, aggravated assault, rape or murder; is 1 in 361. This equates to a rate of 3 per one thousand inhabitants.

In addition, NeighborhoodScout found that a lot of the crime that takes place in Cedar Rapids is property crime. Property crimes that are tracked for this analysis are burglary, larceny over fifty dollars, motor vehicle theft, and arson. In Cedar Rapids, your chance of becoming a victim of a property crime is one in 26, which is a rate of 38 per one thousand population.

Cedar Rapids Crime Data

 

Crime Index

11

(100 is safest)


Safer than 11% of U.S. Cities

Cedar Rapids Annual Crimes

  Violent Property Total

Number of Crimes

361

4,937

5,298

Crime Rate
(per 1,000 residents)

2.77

37.86

40.63

Violent Crime

violent Crime Comparison (per 1,000 residents)

Crime
Cedar Rapids 2.77
Iowa 2.86

My Chances of Becoming a Victim of a Violent Crime

1 in 361

in Cedar Rapids

1 in 350

in Iowa

Cedar Rapids VIOLENT CRIMES

Population: 130,405
Murder Rape Robbery Assault
Report Total 6 30 106 219
Rate per 1,000 0.05 0.23 0.81 1.68

United States VIOLENT CRIMES

Population: 321,418,820
Murder Rape Robbery Assault
Report Total 15,696 124,047 327,374 764,449
Rate per 1,000 0.05 0.39 1.02 2.38

Property Crime

property Crime Comparison (per 1,000 residents)

Crime
Cedar Rapids 37.86
Iowa 20.47

My Chances of Becoming a Victim of a Property Crime

1 in 26

in Cedar Rapids

1 in 49

in Iowa

Cedar Rapids Property CRIMES

Population: 130,405
burglary theft motor vehicle theft
Report Total 983 3,659 295
Rate per 1,000 7.54 28.06 2.26

United States Property CRIMES

Population: 321,418,820
burglary theft motor vehicle theft
Report Total 1,579,527 5,706,346 707,758
Rate per 1,000 4.91 17.75 2.20

Cedar Rapids Crimes Per Square Mile

Crime
Cedar Rapids 74
Iowa 15