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Overall Crime in Waterloo Down Nearly 4% in 2022

Violent Crimes Rise Nearly 4%

Waterloo Police have released the city’s 2022 crime statistics. The figures show overall crime fell nearly 4% during the year. However, there was one alarming trend. According to the numbers, violent crimes rose by almost 4%.  Murders in the city went up 80%, with 5 in 2021, and 9 in 2022. Police say the increase is consistent with preliminary national data. The report shows property crimes deceased more than eight percent. There was a 15% reduction in property damage and motor vehicle accidents. Personal injury accidents went down 10%. Over 250 firearms were recovered by Waterloo police last year. Authorities said the weapons were either from people barred from having them or the guns were used to commit crimes.

Scott Fenzloff

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