Reported Annual Crime In Des Moines

StatisticReportedincidents/100k peopleDes Moines/100k peopleWashington/100k peopleNational/100k people
Total crime1,412n/a (estimate)4,4793,7962,837
StatisticReportedincidents/100k peopleDes Moines/100k peopleWashington/100k peopleNational/100k people
Murder3n/a9.52.75.3
Rape25n/a79.342.240.4
Robbery42n/a133.277.5102.8
Assault48n/a152.3179.7248.5
Violent crime118n/a (estimate)374302386
Burglary161n/a510.7674.8468.9
Theft817n/a2,591.82,376.31,745.0
Vehicle theft316n/a1,002.4443.0236.9
Property crime1,294n/a (estimate)4,1053,4942,451
The table above offers a complete overview of all reported annual crimes in Des Moines, WA. The total number of reported crimes in Des Moines, WA is shown and for comparison purposes, each crime is also displayed based on the number of crimes per 100,000 people. The crimes are also broken down into two categories; violent crimes and property crimes. The table shows that the overall Des Moines, WA crime rate is 18% higher than the Washington average and is 58% higher than the national average. Looking at violent crime specifically, Des Moines, WA has a violent crime rate that is 24% higher than the Washington average and 3% lower than the national average. For property crime, Des Moines, WA is 17% higher than the Washington average and 68% higher than the national average.

Nearby Cities With Low Crime Rates

City, StatePopulationViolent crime/100k peopleProperty crime/100k peopleTotal crime/100k people
Browns Point, WA1,31044512556
Canterwood, WA3,77758666723
Lake Holm, WA3,42160691750
Fox Island, WA3,55660692752
Maple Heights-Lake Desire, WA3,28268788857
Sammamish, WA49,07736830865
Shadow Lake, WA2,69579917997
Des Moines, WA30,4033744,1054,479

Did you know?

  • The overall crime rate in Des Moines is 58% higher than the national average.
  • For every 100,000 people, there are 12.27 daily crimes that occur in Des Moines.
  • Des Moines is safer than 21% of the cities in the United States.
  • In Des Moines you have a 1 in 23 chance of becoming a victim of any crime.
  • The number of total year over year crimes in Des Moines has increased by 31%.

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Daily Crime In Des Moines (per 100,000 people)

The chart above shows the number of daily crimes in Des Moines, WA per 100,000 individuals. The total number of daily crimes is also reported for Washington and on a national scale. In Des Moines, WA the entire number of daily crimes is accurately recorded at 1.18 times more than the Washington average and 1.58 times more than the national average. The typical number of daily violent crimes in Des Moines, WA is 1.24 times more than the Washington average and 1.03 times less than the calculated daily national average. With regards to recent property crimes, Des Moines, WA has a constant daily crime rate that is 1.17 times more than the Washington average and 1.68 times more than the overall daily national average.

How Safe is Des Moines (higher is better)

What are the odds that you'll be safer in Des Moines, WA compared to other areas of Washington, as well as the rest of America? In the included graphs, it's depicted that Des Moines, WA safer than 24% when compared to other Washington cities, and 21% compared to all other cities across America. These statistics are derived from a closer look at each city's crime rate in Washington, as well as the rest of the US. It is then determined which cities see less crime than Des Moines, WA. At this time, Des Moines, WA sees a below average rate of crime in comparison to other United States cities.

Chance of Being A Victim of Crime in Des Moines

The chance of being a victim of violent crime in Des Moines is 1 in 268
The chance of being a victim of property crime in Des Moines is 1 in 25
The chance of being a victim of crime in Des Moines is 1 in 23
Wondering what the chances are that you fall victim to a crime in Des Moines, WA? The illustrations above show how likely you are to become a victim of violent crime, property crime or any crime. In Des Moines, WA you have a 1 in 268 chance of becoming a victim of violent crime. Violent crimes include murder, rape, robbery and assault. With regards to property crime, you have a 1 in 25 chance of becoming a victim. Property crimes include burglary, theft and vehicle theft. Overall, you have a 1 in 23 chance of becoming a victim of crime in Des Moines, WA.

Year Over Year Crime In Des Moines (per 100,000 people)

The year over year change in crime helps to understand whether crime in Des Moines, WA is on the rise or declining. Analysts use this measure in order to eliminate the effect of changes in crime by the season. Year over year change in crime is shown for violent, property and total crimes per 100,000 people in the graph above. Clearly, the violent crime rate in Des Moines, WA has increased by 5%, while the property crime rate in Des Moines, WA has increased by 34% year over year. Summing up the numbers, Des Moines, WA has increased by 31% with regards to total crimes year over year.

Des Moines police department

ItemDes MoinesWashingtonNational
Law enforcement employees (officers & civilians)428,150556,527
Police officers & civilians /1000 residents1.42.23.3
There are a total of 42 Des Moines police officers. This results in 1.4 police officers per 1,000 residents which is 36.3% less than the Washington average and 57.9% less than the National average.

Sex offenders in Washington

StateTotal offendersWashington /100KNational /100K
Washington6,10297222
There are a total of 6,102 sex offenders in Washington. This yields a total of 97 sex offenders in Washington per 100,000 residents which is 56% less than the national average.

Cities with similar population

City, StatePopulationViolent crime/100k peopleProperty crime/100k peopleTotal crime/100k people
Ithaca, NY30,3992332,8903,122
Miami Lakes, FL30,396991,8891,989
Chicago Heights, IL30,4105782,6593,237
Clearfield, UT30,361942,1572,251
North Royalton, OH30,3531871,6031,790
Des Moines, WA30,4033744,1054,479
Source: The Des Moines, WA crime data displayed above is derived from the FBI's uniform crime reports for the year of 2016. 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.