Des Moines, Iowa 

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Crime in Des Moines, Iowa

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

Des Moines violent crime is 37.1. (The US average is 22.7)
Des Moines property crime is 60.8. (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



Des Moines, IA Crime History

*Closest City
Year Violent Murder Rape Robbery Assault Property Burglary Larceny Auto
2000367.17.250.3149.4160.26643887.85263.3491.9
2001377.95.544.8150.2177.45975.8655.54811.4508.9
2002389.24.556.7145.4182.66519.9840.65172.3507
2003352446.3143158.66101.27694880.9451.2
2005629.42.656.4150.7419.870731348.15148.8576.1
2006669.13.131.8191.6442.66918.81121.45292.7504.6
2007784.72.195.9200.6486.16112.51085.84473.2553.5
2008676.26.186.9162.24215092.51016.43687.7388.4
2009542.2377.7124337.44414.8929.93123.1361.8
2010529.2351.8110.6363.84835.51109.83360.9364.8
2011522.73.950.4105.6362.85245.51219.13618.6407.8
2012527.53.448.2120.5355.44922.91212.23333.7377
2013494.75.343.4101.7344.348291114.33304.9409.9
2014600.24.341.8128.2425.94245.4906.62921417.8
2015713.9957133.6514.34011.3956.32603.6451.5
2016707.86.166.2150.4485.14199919.12799480.8
2017670.112.933.6167.5456.14413.31099.12734.3579.9
20197126.453.6129.6522.54090.51045.92443.4601.2



Crime in Nearby Cities

City Violent
per 100k
Property
per 100k
Pop. Miles Data
Year
Pleasant Hill, IA242.23,420.89,91062017
Windsor Heights, IA265.55,412.64,89662019
Carlisle, IA161.5969.14,33472019
Norwalk, IA33.7749.711,87172019
West Des Moines, IA227.02,305.365,63182016



Crime in Similar Size Cities

City Violent
per 100k
Property
per 100k
Pop. Miles Data
Year
Cedar Rapids, IA257.43,335.6134,0071032019
Davenport, IA594.83,826.5102,3921552019
Independence, MO589.24,654.9116,9311762019
Rochester, MN214.81,881.3118,2671782019
Kansas City, KS773.44,691.1150,3701792015


Visualize the relationship between violent and property crime in similar size cities.





Reviews for Des Moines    53 Reviews

Living in Des Moines as a teen - 12/21/2020
Des Moines is a ok and pretty quiet place but as a teen it could be dramatic because Des Moines do have is fair or violents places to avoid in Des Moines would be the... Read More

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Scary - 4/4/2020
This city is violent, there are too many gangs especially on the north... Read More
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Parka and meat loaf - 11/20/2019
Good for the old that like slow pace and cheap buffets. Also good for non-descript mid-westerners that don't like a lot of action. No nightlife or mountains to hike... Read More


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