Cedar Rapids has been greeted with a slight uptick of violence, nevertheless, there is still a downward trend with regards to the city’s overall crime rate.

This is the report shared by Chief Wayne Jarman.

“I am encouraged that there continues to be a downward trend over the last decade,” he said. “We’ve also seen a decrease in murders, robberies and burglaries, which I think shows we’re continuing to make progress.”

Based on this report, 368 instances of violent crime has been reported. This includes the following:

  • Aggravated Assault
  • Murder
  • Non-negligent manslaughter
  • Sexual Assault
  • Robbery

From 355 cases in 2017, it has increased to 368 in 2018. However, the city’s five year average for violent crime remains to dip by 3.16% last year.

This shows a drop from 6 to just 3 killings but aggravated assaults jumping up to 227 from the previous 199. This includes the following crimes:

  • Armed aggravated assaults
  • Assault on firefighters or police officers resulting in serious injury
  • Attempted murder
  • Domestic abuse

It is also alarming to note that amongst these violent crimes, domestic violence has also shown a significant increase. It jumped from 66 to 91 pushing an uptick on the number of assault-related crimes.

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