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Wapello County, Iowa Crime Statistics

This webpage contains crime figures for Wapello County, Iowa. You can examine the breakdown of crime by type, changes to crime numbers over time, and see how Wapello County compares to similar locations. If you are interested in seeing public records resources for Wapello County, Iowa, you can click the Public Records tab at the top.

Total Crime

Between 1999 and 2008 there were 15,036 total crimes reported in Wapello County, Iowa (1,770 of them violent). Of the 1,504 crimes that occur a year in Wapello County, almost half happen less than a mile from home. On average, someone is a victim of a crime in Wapello County, Iowa every 5 hours. This includes 2 murders, 113 rapes, and more than ten thousand thefts (including 637 motor vehicle thefts).

Crime Trends

During the previous 10 years, crime data were available in Wapello County, Iowa for all 10 years. Over that interval, reported crime in Wapello County increased by 13 percent. Over that same time frame, violent crime increased by 20 percent. Overall, the crime numbers reveal a gradual increase in crime over the last 10 years in Wapello County. If the current trend continues, predicted crime numbers could hit nearly two thousand for Wapello County, Iowa in 2009.

Crime Trends in Wapello County, Iowa (1999-2008)

Remember that these graphs show reported crime figures and some step offs in crime numbers may be the result of changes in reporting, not actual changes in crime rates.

Crime Comparisons

Crime rates per 1,000 population in counties like Wapello County, Iowa (1999-2008)

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Crime Data Information

Wapello County, Iowa law enforcement agencies report their statistics to the FBI UCR program. The data reported for Wapello County conform to the FBI data quality guidelines. For more information, and a description of the statistical methods and data algorithms used by RecordsPedia, please visit our methodology section.