Reported Annual Crime In Downtown Des Moines

StatisticReportedincidentsDowntown Des Moines/100k peopleDes Moines/100k peopleIowa/100k peopleNational/100k people
Total crime10,3781,963 (estimate)4,9072,3772,837
StatisticReportedincidentsDowntown Des Moines/100k peopleDes Moines/100k peopleIowa/100k peopleNational/100k people
Murder13n/a6.12.35.3
Rape140n/a66.239.840.4
Robbery318n/a150.436.6102.8
Assault1,026n/a485.1212.0248.5
Violent crime1,497283 (estimate)708291386
Burglary1,944n/a919.1479.5468.9
Theft5,920n/a2,799.01,447.61,745.0
Vehicle theft1,017n/a480.8159.0236.9
Property crime8,8811,680 (estimate)4,1992,0862,451

Did you know?

  • The overall crime rate in Downtown Des Moines is 31% lower than the national average.
  • For every 100,000 people, there are 5.38 daily crimes that occur in Downtown Des Moines.
  • Downtown Des Moines is safer than 70% of the cities in the Iowa.
  • In Downtown Des Moines you have a 1 in 51 chance of becoming a victim of any crime.
  • The number of total year over year crimes in Des Moines has increased by 4%.

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

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Chance of Being A Victim of Crime in Downtown Des Moines

The chance of being a victim of violent crime in Downtown Des Moines is 1 in 354
The chance of being a victim of property crime in Downtown Des Moines is 1 in 60
The chance of being a victim of crime in Downtown Des Moines is 1 in 51

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

Des Moines police department

ItemDowntown Des MoinesDes MoinesIowa
Law enforcement employees (officers & civilians)n/a5003,827
Police officers & civilians /1000 residentsn/a0.01.8

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
Clive, IA17,022146420566
Granger, IA1,46174532606
Saylorville, IA3,445103741845
Polk City, IA4,115104748853
Cumming, IA415118843960
Norwalk, IA9,944154839993
Mitchellville, IA2,2711329451,077
Des Moines, IA212,8597084,1994,907

Cities with similar population

City, StatePopulationViolent crime/100k peopleProperty crime/100k peopleTotal crime/100k people
Birmingham, AL212,4241,7466,3598,105
Spokane, WA212,0785987,6888,286
San Bernardino, CA214,5811,3244,2245,548
Rochester, NY210,2918803,7264,606
Richmond, VA216,7733482,9713,320
Des Moines, IA212,8597084,1994,907
Source: The Downtown Des Moines, Des Moines, IA 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.