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Total crime 39%
Violent crime 44%
Property crime 38%
Date & Last Updated: This data reflects the 2018 calendar year and was released from the FBI in September, 2019; this is the most current data available.
StatisticReportedincidents/100k peopleAnkeny/100k peopleIowa/100k peopleNational/100k people
Total crime961n/a (estimate)1,5731,9422,580
Murder0n/a0.01.75.0
Rape23n/a37.630.942.6
Robbery10n/a16.429.586.2
Assault97n/a158.8187.9246.8
Violent crime130n/a (estimate)213250381
Burglary143n/a234.1352.6376.0
Theft650n/a1,064.01,190.41,594.6
Vehicle theft38n/a62.2148.5228.9
Property crime831n/a (estimate)1,3601,6922,200

Key findings

  • Ankeny crime rates are 39% lower than the national average
  • Violent crimes in Ankeny are 44% lower than the national average
  • In Ankeny you have a 1 in 64 chance of becoming a victim of crime
  • Ankeny is safer than 55% of the cities in the United States
  • Year over year crime in Ankeny has not changed

Ankeny crime map

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The Ankeny crime map provides a detailed overview of all crimes in Ankeny as reported by the local law enforcement agency. Based on the color coded legend above, the crime map outlines the areas with lower crime compared to the areas with higher crime. The Ankeny crime heat map offers insight into the total crimes on a block group level.

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Compare Ankeny, IA Crime

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      Daily Crime In Ankeny (per 100,000 people)

      The chart above shows the number of daily crimes in Ankeny, IA per 100,000 people. In Ankeny, the number of daily crimes is projected to be 1.23 times less than the Iowa average and 1.64 times less than the national average. The average number of daily violent crimes in Ankeny is 1.18 times less than the Iowa average and 1.79 times less than the daily national average. With regards to property crimes, Ankeny has a daily crime rate that is 1.24 times less than the Iowa average and 1.62 times less than the overall daily national average.

      How Safe is Ankeny (higher is better)

      Are people any safer living in Ankeny in comparison to other Iowa communities and all other areas throughout the United States? When we look at all cities across America, is Ankeny safe? The evidence provided by these graphs show Ankeny being safer than 66% of cities in Iowa and 55% of cities across the United States. This is evident by tracking Iowa cities as well as all US cities over a one year period to contrast crime statistics as they relate to Ankeny. In conclusion, Ankeny ranks above average compared to the rest of the United States.

      Chance of Being A Victim of Crime in Ankeny

      The chance of being a victim of violent crime in Ankeny is 1 in 470
      The chance of being a victim of property crime in Ankeny is 1 in 74
      The chance of being a victim of crime in Ankeny is 1 in 64
      Are you curious to know the likelihood of suffering from a crime in Ankeny? If you reside in Ankeny, the likelihood that you will become a victim of a violent crime is 1 in 470. Violent crimes include: murder, sexual assault, robbery, and physical assault. There is a 1 in 74 change that you will become a victim of a property crime. These sorts of crimes against personal property include: burglary, theft, and auto theft. In total, the likelihood of being victimized by a crime in Ankeny, is 1 in 64.

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

      An analysis of year to year crime rates in Ankeny, Iowa (per 100,000 people) is a useful indicator of whether the area is becoming a safer or a more dangerous place to live. The amount of violent crime in Ankeny has not changed, the amount of property crime in Ankeny has not changed, and the total amount of crime in Ankeny has not changed year over year.

      Ankeny police department

      ItemAnkenyIowaNational
      Law enforcement employees (officers & civilians)593,827558,732
      Police officers & civilians /1000 residents1.31.83.3
      There are a total of 59 Ankeny police officers. This results in 1.3 police officers per 1,000 residents which is 29.5% less than the Iowa average and 61% less than the National average.

      Sex offenders in Iowa

      StateTotal offendersIowa /100KNational /100K
      Iowa6,040205266
      There are a total of 6,040 sex offenders in Iowa. This yields a total of 205 sex offenders in Iowa per 100,000 residents which is 23% less than the national average.

      Nearby Cities With Low Crime Rates

      City, StatePopulationViolent crime/100k peopleProperty crime/100k peopleTotal crime/100k people
      Granger, IA1,46164432495
      Polk City, IA4,115130455585
      Slater, IA1,61784565649
      Saylorville, IA3,44589601690
      Huxley, IA3,474103698801
      Madrid, IA2,585109736845
      Mitchellville, IA2,271113767880
      Ankeny, IA53,4132131,3601,573

      Cities with similar population

      City, StatePopulationViolent crime/100k peopleProperty crime/100k peopleTotal crime/100k people
      Doral, FL53,4261212,2992,420
      Cathedral City, CA53,2683121,3021,615
      Wheaton, IL53,568731,1781,251
      Pensacola, FL53,2505413,8204,361
      Richland, WA53,2272212,2302,451
      Ankeny, IA53,4132131,3601,573
      Source: The Ankeny, IA crime data displayed above is derived from the FBI's uniform crime reports for the year of 2018. 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.