The Cedar Rapids Police Department provides crime statistics to the Federal Bureau of Investigation and also produces reports for Neighborhood Associations and the general public to learn more about criminal activity in our community.
The Cedar Rapids Police Department has released its 2021 Crime Statistics report
Reflecting on 2021, Chief of Police Wayne Jerman, acknowledges the year’s unexpected challenges and the effects they had on crime while maintaining a positive outlook on living and working in Cedar Rapids.
“There are several encouraging points in our 2021 report. Statistics show our focus on violent crime pays dividends. We must give credit to the work our officers and investigators do every day, and community partners’ engagement. I appreciate the work and efforts involving the GVI (Group Violence Intervention) program. Their relationship building, involvement, and custom notifications move us in the right direction.”
Chief Jerman continues his evaluation of the report by saying “Rapes and lesser sex offenses and robberies are all trending downward. Our analysis indicates we can attribute the rise in Aggravated Assault offenses partly to another year of people spending more time in close proximity to each other. The majority of Aggravated Assault incidents spring from situations where the parties involved know each other. Burglaries and other property crimes show a significant decrease as well.”
The Chief wants to ensure our community that Cedar Rapids is a safe city and he encourages everyone to join the effort to curb crime in their neighborhood.
Here are the latest crime activity reports:
Criminal Activity 2021
Crime Stats 2021
Monthly Critical Events
(Shots fired includes incidents in which a person was injured, property was damaged, shell casings were found, surveillance video evidence or multiple witnesses corroborate. The numbers do not include suicides or accidental discharges.)