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Total crime 75%
Violent crime 78%
Property crime 74%
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.
StatisticReportedincidents/100k peopleVan Meter/100k peopleIowa/100k peopleNational/100k people
Total crime0n/a (estimate)655 (estimate)1,9422,580
Murdern/an/an/a1.75.0
Rapen/an/an/a30.942.6
Robberyn/an/an/a29.586.2
Assaultn/an/an/a187.9246.8
Violent crimen/an/a (estimate)84 (estimate)250381
Burglaryn/an/an/a352.6376.0
Theftn/an/an/a1,190.41,594.6
Vehicle theftn/an/an/a148.5228.9
Property crimen/an/a (estimate)571 (estimate)1,6922,200

Key findings

  • Van Meter crime rates are 75% lower than the national average
  • Violent crimes in Van Meter are 78% lower than the national average
  • In Van Meter you have a 1 in 153 chance of becoming a victim of crime
  • Van Meter is safer than 84% of the cities in the United States
  • Year over year crime in Van Meter has decreased by 18%

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

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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 1186
      The chance of being a victim of property crime in Van Meter is 1 in 176
      The chance of being a victim of crime in Van Meter is 1 in 153

      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.

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      Dallas Center, IA1,85181545626
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      De Soto, IA1,06593629722
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      Norwalk, IA9,94483828910
      West Des Moines, IA61,6241511,0231,174
      Johnston, IA19,4911471,1091,256
      Van Meter, IA1,25684571655

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      Petersburg, MI1,256175645820
      New Franklin, MO1,256000
      Mountain Road, VA1,2561129351,048
      Banner Elk, NC1,25679518597
      Scotland Neck, NC1,2574262,2342,660
      Van Meter, IA1,25684571655
      Source: The Van Meter, 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.