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Total crime 251%
Violent crime 57%
Property crime 306%
Date & Last Updated: This data reflects the 2019 calendar year and was released from the FBI in September, 2020; this is the most current data available.
Crime data for this area is not available from the FBI. Either data from local enforcement agencies is applied or estimates are created based on demographic data including, but not limited to: home prices, income per capita and population density.
StatisticReportedincidentsWestwood/100k peopleDes Moines/100k peopleIowa/100k peopleNational/100k people
Total crime10,4888,730 (estimate)4,8032,0002,489
Murder14n/a6.41.95.0
Rape117n/a53.636.942.6
Robbery283n/a129.627.481.6
Assault1,141n/a522.5200.4250.2
Violent crime1,555163 (estimate)712267379
Burglary2,284n/a1,045.9371.1340.5
Theft5,336n/a2,443.41,199.61,549.5
Vehicle theft1,313n/a601.2163.0219.9
Property crime8,9338,567 (estimate)4,0911,7342,110

Key findings

  • Westwood crime rates are 251% higher than the national average
  • Violent crimes in Westwood are 57% lower than the national average
  • In Westwood you have a 1 in 12 chance of becoming a victim of crime
  • Westwood is safer than 74% of the cities in Iowa
  • Year over year crime in Des Moines has decreased by 6%

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

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      Daily Crime In Westwood (per 100,000 people)

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      Chance of Being A Victim of Crime in Westwood

      The chance of being a victim of violent crime in Westwood is 1 in 614
      The chance of being a victim of property crime in Westwood is 1 in 12
      The chance of being a victim of crime in Westwood is 1 in 12

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

      Des Moines police department

      ItemWestwoodDes 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, IA1,46168442510
      Polk City, IA4,11520499519
      Dallas Center, IA1,85186559645
      Van Meter, IA1,25690585675
      Saylorville, IA3,44595616711
      Clive, IA17,02240699740
      Norwalk, IA9,94434750783
      Des Moines, IA212,8597124,0914,803

      Cities with similar population

      City, StatePopulationViolent crime/100k peopleProperty crime/100k peopleTotal crime/100k people
      Birmingham, AL212,4241,9126,3148,226
      Spokane, WA212,0786905,9196,609
      San Bernardino, CA214,5811,3194,1905,509
      Rochester, NY210,2917483,4714,219
      Richmond, VA216,7734633,4993,962
      Des Moines, IA212,8597124,0914,803
      Source: The Westwood, Des Moines, IA crime data displayed above is derived from the FBI's uniform crime reports for the year of 2019. 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.