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Posted on: January 15, 2014

[ARCHIVED] Crime down 12.1% in Cedar Falls

The Cedar Falls Police Department is excited to announce that the crime report numbers are in for 2013 and the city of Cedar Falls saw a 12.1% decrease in 2013.

Officers responded to 23,776 calls for service compared to 23,639 in 2012 with 2,097 reported crimes. Vandalism, thefts and assaults showed the largest percentage of decrease this year as reflected below.  The community did see a significant increase in drug law violations.  There were 1,111 arrests made this year which is just down four from 2012.  No murders occured in 2013 and the city only experienced four robberies.

Some of the City's largest changes are listed below:

 Crime

Percentage
Change

Incident Number Comparison 

Vandalisms - 49% From 373 incidences in 2012 to 191 in 2013
Thefts - 16% From 626 incidences in 2012 to 525 in 2013
Assaults  - 12% From 127 incidences in 2012 to 111 in 2013
Burglary - 9% From 120 incidences in 2012 to 109 in 2013
Fraud/Forgery + 2% From 115 incidences in 2012 to 118 in 2013
Drug Violations + 43%  From 145 incidences in 2012 to 208 in 2013

Over a five year history Cedar Falls has seen a 25% decrease in crime.

 Year Crimes Reported Percentage Change
 2009 3027  +8.2%
 2010  2574  -15.0%
 2011  2090  -18.8%
 2012  2387  +14.2%
 2013  2097  -12.1%

"Cedar Falls crime trends continue to decline; from 2008 to 2013 we have seen crime decrease 25%.  This is a fantastic trend we hope to continue." said Cedar Falls Police Chief Jeff Olson.

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