Cedar Rapids, IA
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Cedar Rapids, IA crime analytics

Source & Methodology

Analytics built by:   Location, Inc.

Raw data sources:   18,000 local law enforcement agencies in the U.S.

Date(s) & Update Frequency:   Reflects 2018 calendar year; released from FBI in Sept. 2019 (latest available). Updated annually. Where is 2019 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 29 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 34. 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 99% 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 290. This equates to a rate of 3 per one thousand inhabitants.

NeighborhoodScout's analysis also reveals that Cedar Rapids's rate for property crime is 26 per one thousand population. This makes Cedar Rapids a place where there is an above average chance of becoming a victim of a property crime, when compared to all other communities in America of all population sizes. Property crimes are motor vehicle theft, arson, larceny, and burglary. Your chance of becoming a victim of any of these crimes in Cedar Rapids is one in 38.

Cedar Rapids Crime Data

 

Crime Index

15

(100 is safest)


Safer than 15% of U.S. Cities

Cedar Rapids Annual Crimes

  Violent Property Total

Number of Crimes

460

3,462

3,922

Crime Rate
(per 1,000 residents)

3.45

26.00

29.45

Violent Crime

violent Crime Comparison (per 1,000 residents)

Crime
Cedar Rapids 3.45
Iowa 2.50

My Chances of Becoming a Victim of a Violent Crime

1 in 290

in Cedar Rapids

1 in 400

in Iowa

Cedar Rapids VIOLENT CRIMES

Population: 133,174
Murder Rape Robbery Assault
Report Total UNREPORTED UNREPORTED UNREPORTED UNREPORTED
Rate per 1,000 UNREPORTED UNREPORTED UNREPORTED UNREPORTED

United States VIOLENT CRIMES

Population: 327,167,434
Murder Rape Robbery Assault
Report Total 16,214 139,380 282,061 807,410
Rate per 1,000 0.05 0.43 0.86 2.47

Property Crime

property Crime Comparison (per 1,000 residents)

Crime
Cedar Rapids 26.00
Iowa 16.91

My Chances of Becoming a Victim of a Property Crime

1 in 38

in Cedar Rapids

1 in 59

in Iowa

Cedar Rapids Property CRIMES

Population: 133,174
burglary theft motor vehicle theft
Report Total UNREPORTED UNREPORTED UNREPORTED
Rate per 1,000 UNREPORTED UNREPORTED UNREPORTED

United States Property CRIMES

Population: 327,167,434
burglary theft motor vehicle theft
Report Total 1,230,149 5,217,055 748,841
Rate per 1,000 3.76 15.95 2.29

Cedar Rapids Crimes Per Square Mile

Crime
Cedar Rapids 54
Iowa 13