Waukee, IA
Crime Rates



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Waukee, 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

Waukee has an overall crime rate of 14 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 74. How does Waukee fare compared to other communities in Iowa of all population sizes? Waukee's crime rate is lower than approximately 14% 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.

NeighborhoodScout's research shows that Waukee's violent crime rate is 1 per one thousand inhabitants, which is about average for all communities in America, across all population sizes. Violent crimes that are tracked and included in this rate are armed robbery, aggravated assault, rape (not statutory), and murder and non-negligent manslaughter. Roughly similar to the national average, our analysis shows that your chance of becoming a victim of violent crime in Waukee is one in 877.

Moreover, the rate of property crime in Waukee; burglary, larceny ($50 or more), grand theft auto, and arson; is 12 per 1,000 residents. This is about average for all cities and towns in America of all population sizes.

Waukee Crime Data

 

Crime Index

47

(100 is safest)


Safer than 47% of U.S. Cities

Waukee Annual Crimes

  Violent Property Total

Number of Crimes

26

283

309

Crime Rate
(per 1,000 residents)

1.14

12.41

13.55

Violent Crime

violent Crime Comparison (per 1,000 residents)

Crime
Waukee 1.14
Iowa 2.50

My Chances of Becoming a Victim of a Violent Crime

1 in 877

in Waukee

1 in 400

in Iowa

Waukee VIOLENT CRIMES

Population: 22,810
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
Waukee 12.41
Iowa 16.91

My Chances of Becoming a Victim of a Property Crime

1 in 81

in Waukee

1 in 59

in Iowa

Waukee Property CRIMES

Population: 22,810
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

Waukee Crimes Per Square Mile

Crime
Waukee 24
Iowa 13