Waterloo, IN
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The crime rate in Waterloo is considerably higher than the national average across all communities in America from the largest to the smallest, although at 32 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 Waterloo is 1 in 31. Based on FBI crime data, Waterloo is not one of the safest communities in America. Relative to Indiana, Waterloo has a crime rate that is higher than 86% of the state's cities and towns of all sizes.

Importantly, when you compare Waterloo to other communities of similar population, then Waterloo crime rate (violent and property crimes combined) is quite a bit higher than average. Regardless of how Waterloo 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 Waterloo 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 Waterloo.

For Waterloo, we found that the violent crime rate is one of the highest in the nation, across communities of all sizes (both large and small). Violent offenses tracked included rape, murder and non-negligent manslaughter, armed robbery, and aggravated assault, including assault with a deadly weapon. According to NeighborhoodScout's analysis of FBI reported crime data, your chance of becoming a victim of one of these crimes in Waterloo is one in 141.

NeighborhoodScout's analysis also reveals that Waterloo's rate for property crime is 25 per one thousand population. This makes Waterloo 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 Waterloo is one in 40.

Waterloo Crime Data

 
Crime Index

17

(100 is safest)


Safer than 17% of U.S. Cities

Waterloo Annual Crimes
  Violent Property Total

Number of Crimes

16

56

72

Crime Rate
(per 1,000 residents)

7.12

24.91

32.03

Violent Crime

violent Crime Comparison (per 1,000 residents)

Crime
Waterloo 7.12
Indiana 3.88
My Chances of Becoming a Victim of a Violent Crime

1 in 141

in Waterloo

1 in 258

in Indiana
Waterloo VIOLENT CRIMES
Population: 2,248
Murder Rape Robbery Assault
Report Total 0 3 0 13
Rate per 1,000 0.00 1.33 0.00 5.78
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
Waterloo 24.91
Indiana 25.96
My Chances of Becoming a Victim of a Property Crime

1 in 40

in Waterloo

1 in 39

in Indiana
Waterloo Property CRIMES
Population: 2,248
burglary theft motor vehicle theft
Report Total 8 43 5
Rate per 1,000 3.56 19.13 2.22
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

Waterloo Crimes Per Square Mile

Crime
Waterloo 41
Indiana 31

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