Waterloo police release 2018 crime stats

WATERLOO, Iowa (KWWL) – Waterloo Police say that crime remained fairly stable in 2018, dropping almost 2% from the year before.

Police Chief Dan Trelka said in a statement that more serious offenses slightly increased and that was due to more fraud and acts of violence between gang members.

“The increase was offset by a significant drop in less serious crimes such as non-violent family offenses and public intoxication. These latest statistics show that Waterloo’s overall crime rate continues to trend down,” said Trelka in that same statement.

You can read the full breakdown of the crime statistics here.

There were a total 11,294 offenses listed in the report, down 1.79% from 2017.

Taylor Vessel

Taylor Vessel

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