Ames, Iowa 

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Crime in Ames, Iowa

Crime is ranked on a scale of 1 (low crime) to 100 (high crime)

Ames violent crime is 11.8. (The US average is 22.7)
Ames property crime is 30.0. (The US average is 35.4)

NOTE: Click on the links below to see charts for each crime category.
 Violent Crimes  - Murder  Rape  Robbery  Assault
 Property Crimes  - Burglary  Larceny  Auto Theft



Ames, IA Crime History

*Closest City
Year Violent Murder Rape Robbery Assault Property Burglary Larceny Auto
2000140.7032.218.190.53059.71872774.298.5
2001191.4025.727.6138.12729.1323.62267.3138.1
2002263.2068.725.5168.93812.5479.33189.8143.4
2003546.604913.7483.93405.2421.22815.4168.5
2004241.2041.124.3175.82958.6727.52079.6151.5
2005186.6026.726.7133.32926885.2195783.8
2006279.8045.732.4201.72788.3690.92019.478
2007387.43.934.923.2325.43103.3968.62014.6120.1
2008313.17.247.118.1240.72961.1626.32222.7112.2
2009309.6040.226.2243.12821.34882247.685.7
2010306.11.741.517.3245.62691.2499.92104.986.5
2011300.3030.416.9253.12817.4592.22130.894.5
2012131.605411.865.82453.14911909.952.3
2013143.8055.61870.32351.6366.1193055.6
2014120036.82459.21786.8305.51441.340
2015152.21.64524.980.81902.7307.51526.868.3
2016161.31.558.822.678.41623.6247.2130769.3
2017183.81.572.634.175.62063.4367.61611.384.5
2019197.81.564.530.8101.11716.1202.21428.885



Crime in Nearby Cities

City Violent
per 100k
Property
per 100k
Pop. Miles Data
Year
Nevada, IA415.21,260.46,68282019
Story City, IA208.21,219.53,449112019
Boone, IA289.21,132.712,607132019
Polk City, IA19.9498.74,123182019
Ankeny, IA212.81,360.331,254212017



Crime in Similar Size Cities

City Violent
per 100k
Property
per 100k
Pop. Miles Data
Year
Ankeny, IA212.81,360.331,254212017
West Des Moines, IA227.02,305.346,568332016
Waterloo, IA451.82,483.668,358722019
Iowa City, IA215.81,617.870,4111112019
Council Bluffs, IA789.75,845.261,8641272019


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Reviews for Ames    12 Reviews

From California to Iowa - 9/30/2012
Hello, I am in San Jose Ca, but am seriously thinking of moving somewhere much slower for a better quality of living. I've just turned 59, so I'm kinda preparing for... Read More

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Good and Bad - 2/5/2012
Like every other city Ames has both good and bad points. The good points are: low cost of living, very friendly people, lots of outdoor activities and quite a few events... Read More

Cost of Living in Ames, Iowa - 12/18/2010
Ames enjoys a high quality of life at a very affordable cost, substantially lower than many other communities. The presence of Iowa State University, a large (28,000... Read More


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50010 50014 50012 50011


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