Annual Crime In Urbandale (2018)

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.
In the event that crime data for this area is not available from the FBI, estimates are used. The estimates are based on demographic data including, but not limited to: home prices, income per capita and population density.
StatisticReportedincidents/100k peopleUrbandale/100k peopleIowa/100k peopleNational/100k people
Total crime653n/a (estimate)1,4961,9422,580
StatisticReportedincidents/100k peopleUrbandale/100k peopleIowa/100k peopleNational/100k people
Murder0n/a0.01.75.0
Rape10n/a22.930.942.6
Robbery8n/a18.329.586.2
Assault97n/a222.3187.9246.8
Violent crime115n/a (estimate)264250381
Burglary139n/a318.5352.6376.0
Theft352n/a806.71,190.41,594.6
Vehicle theft47n/a107.7148.5228.9
Property crime538n/a (estimate)1,2331,6922,200

Key findings

  • Urbandale crime rates are 42% lower than the national average
  • Violent crimes in Urbandale are 31% lower than the national average
  • In Urbandale you have a 1 in 67 chance of becoming a victim of crime
  • Urbandale is safer than 50% of the cities in the United States
  • Year over year crime in Urbandale has decreased by 12%

Urbandale crime map

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Compare Urbandale, IA Crime To Other Cities

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      Daily Crime In Urbandale (per 100,000 people)

      The number of daily crimes per 100,000 residents in Urbandale, IA is displayed in the graph above. As you can see, the daily crimes for Urbandale are 1.30 times less than the Iowa average and 1.72 times less than the national level. Daily violent crimes in Urbandale are 1.05 times more than than Iowa and 1.44 times less than the national mean. While daily property crimes in Urbandale are 1.37 times less than than Iowa and 1.78 times less than the national average.

      How Safe is Urbandale (higher is better)

      How safe is Urbandale, IA when 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 59% of the cities in Iowa and 50% 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 380
      The chance of being a victim of property crime in Urbandale is 1 in 82
      The chance of being a victim of crime in Urbandale is 1 in 67
      Interested in knowing the odds that you will be a crime victim in Urbandale? In Urbandale, you have a 1 in 380 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 82. These crimes include theft, vehicle theft, and burglary. Your overall chance of being a victim of crime in Urbandale, IA is 1 in 67.

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

      An analysis of year to year crime rates in Urbandale, IA (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 increased by 77%, the amount of property crime in Urbandale has decreased by 21%, and the total amount of crime in Urbandale has decreased by 12% 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, IA1,46164432495
      Polk City, IA4,115130455585
      Dallas Center, IA1,85181545626
      Van Meter, IA1,25684571655
      Saylorville, IA3,44589601690
      Cumming, IA415101684785
      Norwalk, IA9,94483828910
      Urbandale, IA41,5782641,2331,496

      Cities with similar population

      City, StatePopulationViolent crime/100k peopleProperty crime/100k peopleTotal crime/100k people
      Waipahu, HI41,5903003,4523,752
      Linden, NJ41,5952852,6302,915
      Buffalo Grove, IL41,55417651668
      Riverton, UT41,5212042,0842,288
      Hutchinson, KS41,6614094,0034,412
      Urbandale, IA41,5782641,2331,496
      Source: The Urbandale, 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.