Reported Annual Crime In Des Moines

StatisticReportedincidents/100k peopleDes Moines/100k peopleWashington/100k peopleNational/100k people
Total crime1,075n/a (estimate)3,4313,7482,860
StatisticReportedincidents/100k peopleDes Moines/100k peopleWashington/100k peopleNational/100k people
Murder3n/a9.62.94.9
Rape18n/a57.437.738.6
Robbery53n/a169.176.0101.9
Assault38n/a121.3167.8237.8
Violent crime112n/a (estimate)357284373
Burglary167n/a533.0711.2491.4
Theft614n/a1,959.52,378.01,775.4
Vehicle theft182n/a580.8374.7220.2
Property crime963n/a (estimate)3,0733,4642,487
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 8% lower than the Washington average and is 20% higher than the national average. Looking at violent crime specifically, Des Moines, WA has a violent crime rate that is 26% higher than the Washington average and 4% lower than the national average. For property crime, Des Moines, WA is 11% lower than the Washington average and 24% higher than the national average.

Did you know?

  • The overall crime rate in Des Moines is 20% higher than the national average.
  • For every 100,000 people, there are 9.4 daily crimes that occur in Des Moines.
  • Des Moines is safer than 29% of the cities in the United States.
  • In Des Moines you have a 1 in 30 chance of becoming a victim of any crime.
  • The number of total year over year crimes in Des Moines has decreased by 17%.

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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 1.09 times less than the Washington average and 1.20 times more than the national average. The typical number of daily violent crimes in Des Moines, WA is 1.26 times more than the Washington average and 1.04 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 1.13 times less than the Washington average and 1.24 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 31% when compared to other Washington cities, and 29% 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 280
The chance of being a victim of property crime in Des Moines is 1 in 33
The chance of being a victim of crime in Des Moines is 1 in 30
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 280 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 33 chance of becoming a victim. Property crimes include burglary, theft and vehicle theft. Overall, you have a 1 in 30 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 decreased by 9%, while the property crime rate in Des Moines, WA has decreased by 18% year over year. Summing up the numbers, Des Moines, WA has decreased by 17% 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.

Nearby Cities With Low Crime Rates

City, StatePopulationViolent crime/100k peopleProperty crime/100k peopleTotal crime/100k people
Browns Point, WA1,31042507549
Canterwood, WA3,77754660714
Lake Holm, WA3,42156685741
Fox Island, WA3,55656686743
Sammamish, WA49,07723749772
Des Moines, WA30,4033573,0733,431

Cities with similar population

City, StatePopulationViolent crime/100k peopleProperty crime/100k peopleTotal crime/100k people
Ithaca, NY30,3995682,3962,963
Chicago Heights, IL30,4106012,8273,427
Miami Lakes, FL30,3961382,0922,230
Clearfield, UT30,3611341,9112,045
North Royalton, OH30,3531821,6101,791
Des Moines, WA30,4033573,0733,431
Source: The Des Moines, WA 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.