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Total crime 56%
Violent crime 83%
Property crime 52%
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.
StatisticReportedincidents/100k peopleUrbandale/100k peopleIowa/100k peopleNational/100k people
Total crime483n/a (estimate)1,0842,0002,489
Murder0n/a0.01.95.0
Rape7n/a15.736.942.6
Robbery3n/a6.727.481.6
Assault18n/a40.4200.4250.2
Violent crime28n/a (estimate)63267379
Burglary54n/a121.2371.1340.5
Theft365n/a819.51,199.61,549.5
Vehicle theft36n/a80.8163.0219.9
Property crime455n/a (estimate)1,0221,7342,110

Key findings

  • Urbandale crime rates are 56% lower than the national average
  • Violent crimes in Urbandale are 83% lower than the national average
  • In Urbandale you have a 1 in 93 chance of becoming a victim of crime
  • Urbandale is safer than 77% of the cities in the United States
  • Year over year crime in Urbandale has decreased by 28%

Urbandale crime map

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

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      Daily Crime In Urbandale (per 100,000 people)

      The number of daily crimes per 100,000 residents in Urbandale, Iowa is displayed in the graph above. As you can see, the daily crimes for Urbandale are 1.84 times less than the Iowa average and 2.30 times less than the national level. Daily violent crimes in Urbandale are 4.24 times less than than Iowa and 6.04 times less than the national mean. While daily property crimes in Urbandale are 1.70 times less than than Iowa and 2.07 times less than the national average.

      How Safe is Urbandale (higher is better)

      How safe is Urbandale, Iowa compared to other cities in Iowa and the rest of the cities across the United States? The graphs above show that Urbandale is safer than 86% of the cities in Iowa and 77% of the cities in the United States. These results are calculated by analyzing all cities in Iowa and across the US as a whole and determining how many areas have a lower crime rate than Urbandale. Overall, Urbandale is ranked above average compared to all other cities across the United States.

      Chance of Being A Victim of Crime in Urbandale

      The chance of being a victim of violent crime in Urbandale is 1 in 1591
      The chance of being a victim of property crime in Urbandale is 1 in 98
      The chance of being a victim of crime in Urbandale is 1 in 93
      Interested in knowing the odds that you will be a crime victim in Urbandale? In Urbandale, you have a 1 in 1591 chance of falling victim to a violent crime, such as rape, robbery, assault, or even murder. In terms of property crime, your chances of being a victim are 1 in 98. These crimes include theft, vehicle theft, and burglary. Your overall chance of being a victim of crime in Urbandale, IA is 1 in 93.

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

      An analysis of year to year crime rates in Urbandale, 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 Urbandale has decreased by 76%, the amount of property crime in Urbandale has decreased by 17%, and the total amount of crime in Urbandale has decreased by 28% year over year.

      Urbandale police department

      ItemUrbandaleIowaNational
      Law enforcement employees (officers & civilians)523,827558,732
      Police officers & civilians /1000 residents1.31.83.3
      There are a total of 52 Urbandale police officers. This results in 1.3 police officers per 1,000 residents which is 28.7% less than the Iowa average and 60.5% 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, IA1,46168442510
      Polk City, IA4,11520499519
      Dallas Center, IA1,85186559645
      Van Meter, IA1,25690585675
      Saylorville, IA3,44595616711
      Clive, IA17,02240699740
      Norwalk, IA9,94434750783
      Urbandale, IA41,578631,0221,084

      Cities with similar population

      City, StatePopulationViolent crime/100k peopleProperty crime/100k peopleTotal crime/100k people
      Waipahu, HI41,5903443,4173,761
      Linden, NJ41,5953732,8833,256
      Buffalo Grove, IL41,55427706733
      Riverton, UT41,5212071,9012,108
      Hutchinson, KS41,6613783,1913,569
      Urbandale, IA41,578631,0221,084
      Source: The Urbandale, 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.