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Posted on: January 20, 2016

[ARCHIVED] Crime Drops 2.5% in Cedar Falls

Crime in Cedar Falls declined 2.5% in 2015. There were 2,136 crimes reported in 2015 compared to 2,191 in 2014. Significant drops were noted in thefts and vandalism. Thefts dropped a total of 18.9% (from 729 in 2014 to 591 in 2015) and vandalism dropped 14.3% (231 in 2014 to 198 in 2015). OWIs saw an increase of 17.5% (from 120 to 141).

“The crime rates have varied over the years, but our overall trend is down. We have a lot of great citizens that have helped us along the way by calling in suspicious activity and being good witnesses. We hope the downward trend continues.” said Police Chief Jeff Olson.

Below is the Department’s yearly IBR statistics.

This report does not include crime that occurred on the University of Northern Iowa Campus.

Cedar Falls Police Department 2015 Incident Based Reporting Statistics 
Group A-Offenses 2014 2015 Change
Murder 1 0 -100.00%
Kidnapping/Abduction 2 0 -200.00%
Forcible Rape 14 12 -14.29%
Forcible Sodomy 1 0 -100.00%
Sex Assault W/Object 0 1 100.00%
Forcible Fondling 7 17 142.86%
Indecent Exposure 0 2 200.00%
Robbery 7 3 -57.14%
Aggravated Assault 11 16 45.45%
Domestic Assault (Agrav) 16 10 -37.50%
Agg. Assault Officer 2 1 -50.00%
Simple Assault 47 51 8.51%
Domestic Assault (Simple) 29 18 -37.93%
Simple Asslt. Officer 0 1 100.00%
Intimidation 13 8 -38.46%
Arson 1 2 100.00%
Extortion/Blackmail 0 1 100.00%
Burglary/B & E 127 120 -5.51%
 Shoplifting 275 206 -25.09%
Theft From Building 45 67 48.89%
Theft From Vending 1 2 100.00%
Theft From Vehicle 149 103 -30.87%
Theft Vehicle Parts 3 8 166.67%
Other Theft  226 183 -19.03%
Motor Vehicle Theft 30 22 -26.67%
Counterfeit/Forgery 36 67 86.11
 Swindle/Confidence 16 32 100.00%
Credit Card/ATM Fraud 46 39 -15.55%
Impersonation Fraud 53 60 13.21%
Wire Fraud
3 0 -300.00%
Embezzlement 4 6 50.00%
Stolen Property 4 1 -75.00%
Vandalism  231 198 -14.29%
Drug/Narcotic Violation 93 123 32.26%
Drug Equipment Violation 64 67 4.69%
Statutory Rape 0 1 100.00%
Porno/Obscene Materials 2 4 100.00%
 Weapon Law Violation 8 13 62.50%
GROUP A SUBTOTAL 1571 1465 -6.75%
   
 Group B-Offenses  2014 2015 Change
 Bad Checks 22 17 -22.73%
 Disorderly Conduct 103 108 4.85%
Driving Under The Influence 120 141 17.50%
Intoxication 200 202 1.00%
Non Violent Family Offenses 12 12 0.00%
Liquor Law Violations 7 6 -14.29%
Runaway 9 26 188.89%
Trespassing 38 32 -15.79%
All Other Offenses 109 129 18.35%
Group B Subtotal 620 671 8.23%
       
 Total A and B Offenses 2,191 2,136 -2.51%
       
 Arrests 2014 2015 Change
Adult Male  638  602 -5.64%
Adult Female 283 248 -12.37%
Juvenile Male 99 70 -29.29%
Juvenile Female 53 33 -37.74%
Total Arrests 1,073 953 -11.18%
       
 Other Info - Offenses 2014 2015 Change
 Open Container Driver 1 4 300.00%
Open Container Passenger 1 1 0.00%
Open Container 12 3 -75.00%
Under Age in Possession of Alcohol 68 90 32.35%
Sell Tobacco To Underage 3 3 0.00%
Smoke/Possession/Buy Under Age 3 3 0.00%
Unlawful Use of License 5 3 -40.00%
Eluding Police Vehicle 0 4 400.00%
Operating Vehicle While Suspended 36 34 -5.56%
Operating Vehicle While Barred 25 13 -48.00%
Other Info Sub Total 154 158 2.60%
       
 Other 2014 2015 Change
Total Incident Reports 3,425 3,425  0.00%
Total Traffic Citations 3,381 2,542 -24.82%
Total Calls For Service 18,319 16,703 -8.82%
       
 Traffic Accidents 2014 2015 Change
Fatalities 0 3 300.00%
Personal Injury 29 64 120.69%
Property Damage 678 622 -2.36%
Non-Reportable 591 574 -2.88%
Accident Subtotals 1,298 1,303 0.39%
“A criminal charge is an accusation and the defendant is presumed innocent until proven guilty”


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