Waukee, IA
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Waukee, 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

Waukee has an overall crime rate of 18 per 1,000 residents, making the crime rate here near the average for all cities and towns of all sizes in America. According to our analysis of FBI crime data, your chance of becoming a victim of crime in Waukee is 1 in 55. How does Waukee fare compared to other communities in Iowa of all population sizes? Waukee's crime rate is lower than approximately 18% of Iowa communities.

How does the crime rate in Waukee compare to similar sized communities across America? When NeighborhoodScout compared Waukee with other communities its size, we found that the crime rate was near the average for all other communities of similar size. So, whether Waukee's crime rate is high or low compared to all places in the US, when we control for population size and compare it to places that are similar in size, it is near the middle of the pack in crime rate; not much more or less dangerous, and about what we would expect from the statistics.

Now let us turn to take a look at how Waukee 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 Waukee.

For Waukee, NeighborhoodScout found that the violent crime rate is well below the national average for all communities of all population sizes. Violent crimes such as assault, rape, murder and armed robbery happen less often in Waukee than in most of America. One's chance of becoming a victim of a violent crime here is one in 1117, which is a violent crime rate of 1 per one thousand inhabitants.

NeighborhoodScout's analysis also reveals that Waukee's rate for property crime is 17 per one thousand population. This makes Waukee 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 Waukee is one in 58.

Waukee Crime Data

 

Crime Index

41

(100 is safest)


Safer than 41% of U.S. Cities

Waukee Annual Crimes

  Violent Property Total

Number of Crimes

17

330

347

Crime Rate
(per 1,000 residents)

0.90

17.38

18.27

Violent Crime

violent Crime Comparison (per 1,000 residents)

Crime
Waukee 0.90
Iowa 2.86

My Chances of Becoming a Victim of a Violent Crime

1 in 1,117

in Waukee

1 in 350

in Iowa

Waukee VIOLENT CRIMES

Population: 18,990
Murder Rape Robbery Assault
Report Total UNREPORTED UNREPORTED UNREPORTED UNREPORTED
Rate per 1,000 UNREPORTED UNREPORTED UNREPORTED UNREPORTED

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
Waukee 17.38
Iowa 20.47

My Chances of Becoming a Victim of a Property Crime

1 in 58

in Waukee

1 in 49

in Iowa

Waukee Property CRIMES

Population: 18,990
burglary theft motor vehicle theft
Report Total UNREPORTED UNREPORTED UNREPORTED
Rate per 1,000 UNREPORTED UNREPORTED UNREPORTED

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

Waukee Crimes Per Square Mile

Crime
Waukee 27
Iowa 15