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Total crime 73%
Violent crime 76%
Property crime 72%
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.
StatisticReportedincidents/100k peopleVan Meter/100k peopleIowa/100k peopleNational/100k people
Total crime0n/a (estimate)675 (estimate)2,0002,489
Murdern/an/an/a1.95.0
Rapen/an/an/a36.942.6
Robberyn/an/an/a27.481.6
Assaultn/an/an/a200.4250.2
Violent crimen/an/a (estimate)90 (estimate)267379
Burglaryn/an/an/a371.1340.5
Theftn/an/an/a1,199.61,549.5
Vehicle theftn/an/an/a163.0219.9
Property crimen/an/a (estimate)585 (estimate)1,7342,110

Key findings

  • Van Meter crime rates are 73% lower than the national average
  • Violent crimes in Van Meter are 76% lower than the national average
  • In Van Meter you have a 1 in 149 chance of becoming a victim of crime
  • Van Meter is safer than 81% of the cities in the United States
  • Year over year crime in Van Meter has increased by 3%

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      Daily Crime In Van Meter (per 100,000 people)

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      Chance of Being A Victim of Crime in Van Meter

      The chance of being a victim of violent crime in Van Meter is 1 in 1111
      The chance of being a victim of property crime in Van Meter is 1 in 171
      The chance of being a victim of crime in Van Meter is 1 in 149

      Year Over Year Crime In Van Meter (per 100,000 people)

      Van Meter police department

      ItemVan MeterIowaNational
      Law enforcement employees (officers & civilians)n/a3,827558,732
      Police officers & civilians /1000 residentsn/a1.83.3

      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

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      Dallas Center, IA1,85186559645
      Earlham, IA1,52396625721
      Clive, IA17,02240699740
      De Soto, IA1,06599645744
      Norwalk, IA9,94434750783
      Cumming, IA415108701808
      Waukee, IA16,95562759820
      Van Meter, IA1,25690585675

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      Mountain Road, VA1,2561179221,039
      Banner Elk, NC1,2564549991,453
      New Franklin, MO1,256000
      Petersburg, MI1,256170618788
      Lorenzo, TX1,2552101,2001,411
      Van Meter, IA1,25690585675
      Source: The Van Meter, 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.