Reported Annual Crime In Ames

StatisticReportedincidents/100k peopleAmes/100k peopleIowa/100k peopleNational/100k people
Total crime1,323n/a (estimate)2,0552,3332,860
StatisticReportedincidents/100k peopleAmes/100k peopleIowa/100k peopleNational/100k people
Murder1n/a1.62.34.9
Rape29n/a45.037.038.6
Robbery16n/a24.933.5101.9
Assault52n/a80.8213.2237.8
Violent crime98n/a (estimate)152286373
Burglary198n/a307.5476.7491.4
Theft983n/a1,526.81,431.61,775.4
Vehicle theft44n/a68.3139.0220.2
Property crime1,225n/a (estimate)1,9032,0472,487
The table above provides a full overview of all reported crimes in Ames, IA for the year. The sum of recorded criminal acts in Ames, IA is displayed; for comparisons, each offense is also shown in regards to the amount of offenses per 100,000 people. Along with this, they are separated into multiple categories: violent crimes and property crimes. The crime data reveals that the overall Ames, IA crime rates are 12% lower than in comparison to the Iowa mean and are 28% lower than the nation's mean. In regards to violent offenses, Ames, IA has a rate that is 47% lower than the Iowa average; compared to the United States, it is 59% lower than. Looking at crimes involving property, Ames, IA is 7% lower than its state's mean, and 23% lower than the country's average.

Did you know?

  • The overall crime rate in Ames is 28% lower than the national average.
  • For every 100,000 people, there are 5.63 daily crimes that occur in Ames.
  • Ames is safer than 59% of the cities in the United States.
  • In Ames you have a 1 in 49 chance of becoming a victim of any crime.
  • The number of total year over year crimes in Ames has increased by 8%.

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Daily Crime In Ames (per 100,000 people)

The graph above illustrates the number of daily crimes in Ames, IA per 100,000 people. For comparison purposes, the number of daily crimes is also reported for Iowa and on a national level. In Ames, IA the total number of daily crimes is 1.14 times less than the Iowa average and 1.39 times less than the national average. The number of daily violent crimes in Ames, IA is 1.88 times less than the Iowa average and 2.45 times less than the national average. With regards to property crimes, Ames, IA has a daily crime rate that is 1.08 times less than the Iowa average and 1.31 times less than the national average.

How Safe is Ames (higher is better)

Many people wonder how safe they are in Ames, IA in comparison to other notable cities in the state of Iowa as well as in comparison to the rest of the nation. Using the gauges above, which document and compare safety in Ames, IA to other cities in the state and across the country, Ames, IA is 60% safer than other cities of Iowa and 59% safer than other cities in the nation. When referring to the results, which show crime scores in Iowa cities and all around the United States, Ames, IA has a ranking of above average in comparison to other cities in the country, which is determined my comparing Ames, IA crime rate to all the other cities investigated.

Chance of Being A Victim of Crime in Ames

The chance of being a victim of violent crime in Ames is 1 in 657
The chance of being a victim of property crime in Ames is 1 in 53
The chance of being a victim of crime in Ames is 1 in 49
Have you ever worried about your odds of becoming a crime victim in Ames, IA? The above illustrations display your chances being the victim of property crimes, violent crimes, or either crime. In Ames, IA your chance of becoming a victim of a violent crime is 1 in 657. Types of violent crimes may include assault, robbery, rape, or murder. You also have a 1 in 53 chance of being the victim of a property crime such as vehicle theft, personal property theft, and burglary. Your overall risk of becoming a crime victim in Ames, IA is 1 in 49.

Year Over Year Crime In Ames (per 100,000 people)

A good indicator of whether Ames, IA is becoming a safer or a more dangerous place to live can be determined by analyzing the year over year crime rate. In the graph above, the year over year crime rates are displayed for violent, property and total crimes per 100,000 people. The number of violent crimes in Ames, IA has increased by 27%, while the property crime rate in Ames, IA has increased by 6% year over year. The number of total crimes in Ames, IA has increased by 8% year over year.

Ames police department

ItemAmesIowaNational
Law enforcement employees (officers & civilians)753,838556,527
Police officers & civilians /1000 residents1.31.83.3
There are a total of 75 Ames police officers. This results in 1.3 police officers per 1,000 residents which is 29.8% less than the Iowa average and 61.3% less than the National average.

Sex offenders in Iowa

StateTotal offendersIowa /100KNational /100K
Iowa5,765196222
There are a total of 5,765 sex offenders in Iowa. This yields a total of 196 sex offenders in Iowa per 100,000 residents which is 12% less than the national average.

Nearby Cities With Low Crime Rates

City, StatePopulationViolent crime/100k peopleProperty crime/100k peopleTotal crime/100k people
Gilbert, IA1,39885608693
Slater, IA1,58789635724
Roland, IA1,46396689785
Huxley, IA3,370115822937
Woodward, IA1,485120856976
Ames, IA61,2761521,9032,055

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Conroe, TX61,2683363,5733,909
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Cheyenne, WY61,4701923,2053,397
Burnsville, MN61,0591362,7792,914
The Villages, FL61,0463041,8532,157
Ames, IA61,2761521,9032,055
Source: The Ames, IA crime data displayed above is derived from the FBI's uniform crime reports for the year of 2015. The crime report encompasses more than 18,000 city and state law enforcement agencies reporting data on property and violent crimes. The uniform crime reports program represents approximately 309 million American residents, which results in 98% coverage of metropolitan statistical areas.