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Total crime 10%
Violent crime 27%
Property crime 16%
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.
Crime data for this area is not available from the FBI, so estimates are used based on demographic data including, but not limited to: home prices, income per capita and population density.
StatisticReportedincidentsSouthwestern Hills/100k peopleDes Moines/100k peopleIowa/100k peopleNational/100k people
Total crime11,0452,323 (estimate)5,0831,9422,580
Murder28n/a12.91.75.0
Rape73n/a33.630.942.6
Robbery364n/a167.529.586.2
Assault991n/a456.1187.9246.8
Violent crime1,456483 (estimate)670250381
Burglary2,388n/a1,099.1352.6376.0
Theft5,941n/a2,734.31,190.41,594.6
Vehicle theft1,260n/a579.9148.5228.9
Property crime9,5891,840 (estimate)4,4131,6922,200

Key findings

  • Southwestern Hills crime rates are 10% lower than the national average
  • Violent crimes in Southwestern Hills are 27% higher than the national average
  • In Southwestern Hills you have a 1 in 44 chance of becoming a victim of crime
  • Southwestern Hills is safer than 72% of the cities in Iowa
  • Year over year crime in Des Moines has not changed

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The Southwestern Hills crime map provides a detailed overview of all crimes in Southwestern Hills 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 Southwestern Hills crime heat map offers insight into the total crimes on a block group level.

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      Daily Crime In Southwestern Hills (per 100,000 people)

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      Chance of Being A Victim of Crime in Southwestern Hills

      The chance of being a victim of violent crime in Southwestern Hills is 1 in 208
      The chance of being a victim of property crime in Southwestern Hills is 1 in 55
      The chance of being a victim of crime in Southwestern Hills is 1 in 44

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

      Des Moines police department

      ItemSouthwestern HillsDes 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
      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
      Van Meter, IA1,25684571655
      Saylorville, IA3,44589601690
      Cumming, IA415101684785
      Norwalk, IA9,94483828910
      West Des Moines, IA61,6241511,0231,174
      Carlisle, IA4,0311551,0461,200
      Des Moines, IA212,8596704,4135,083

      Cities with similar population

      City, StatePopulationViolent crime/100k peopleProperty crime/100k peopleTotal crime/100k people
      Birmingham, AL212,4241,9126,3148,226
      Spokane, WA212,0787987,0757,873
      San Bernardino, CA214,5811,3334,1355,468
      Rochester, NY210,2917783,3884,165
      Richmond, VA216,7735183,8304,348
      Des Moines, IA212,8596704,4135,083
      Source: The Southwestern Hills, Des Moines, 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.