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Crime rate in Des Moines, Iowa (IA): murders, rapes, robberies, assaults, burglaries, thefts, auto thefts, arson, law enforcement employees, police officers, crime map

 

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Crime rate legend:
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 Low (50 - 199)
 Average (200 - 449)
 High (450 - 1000)
 Very high (> 1000)

Crime rates in Des Moines by Year

Type

2000

2001

2002

2003

2005

2006

2007

2008

2009

2010

2011

2012

Murders
(per 100,000)
14
(7.2)
11
(5.5)
9
(4.5)
8
(4.0)
5
(2.6)
6
(3.1)
4
(2.1)
12
(6.1)
6
(3.0)
6
(3.0)
8
(3.9)
7
(3.4)
Rapes
(per 100,000)
98
(50.3)
89
(44.8)
113
(56.7)
92
(46.3)
110
(56.4)
62
(31.8)
185
(95.9)
171
(86.9)
153
(77.7)
105
(51.8)
103
(50.4)
100
(48.2)
Robberies
(per 100,000)
291
(149.4)
298
(150.2)
290
(145.4)
284
(143.0)
294
(150.7)
374
(191.6)
387
(200.6)
319
(162.2)
244
(124.0)
224
(110.6)
216
(105.6)
250
(120.5)
Assaults
(per 100,000)
312
(160.2)
352
(177.4)
364
(182.6)
315
(158.6)
819
(419.8)
864
(442.6)
938
(486.1)
828
(421.0)
664
(337.4)
737
(363.8)
742
(362.8)
737
(355.4)
Burglaries
(per 100,000)
1,729
(887.8)
1,301
(655.5)
1,676
(840.6)
1,527
(769.0)
2,630
(1,348.1)
2,189
(1,121.4)
2,095
(1,085.8)
1,999
(1,016.4)
1,830
(929.9)
2,248
(1,109.8)
2,493
(1,219.1)
2,514
(1,212.2)
Thefts
(per 100,000)
10,250
(5,263.3)
9,549
(4,811.4)
10,313
(5,172.3)
9,692
(4,880.9)
10,045
(5,148.8)
10,331
(5,292.7)
8,631
(4,473.2)
7,253
(3,687.7)
6,146
(3,123.1)
6,808
(3,360.9)
7,400
(3,618.6)
6,914
(3,333.7)
Auto thefts
(per 100,000)
958
(491.9)
1,010
(508.9)
1,011
(507.0)
896
(451.2)
1,124
(576.1)
985
(504.6)
1,068
(553.5)
764
(388.4)
712
(361.8)
739
(364.8)
834
(407.8)
782
(377.0)
Arson
(per 100,000)
73
(37.5)
66
(33.3)
72
(36.1)
78
(39.3)
52
(26.7)
62
(31.8)
90
(46.6)
43
(21.9)
55
(27.9)
43
(21.2)
44
(21.5)
51
(24.6)
City-data.com crime rate (higher means more crime, U.S. average = 300.0)443.0406.0440.2404.4525.1507.5536.8463.7391.4394.1414.5400.4
City-data.com crime rate counts serious crimes and violent crime more heavily. It adjusts for the number of visitors and daily workers commuting into cities.



According to our research of Iowa and other state lists there were 413 registered sex offenders living in Des Moines, Iowa as of May 12, 2014.
The ratio of number of residents in Des Moines to the number of sex offenders is 500 to 1.


See how dangerous Des Moines, IA is compared to nearest cities:
(Note: Higher means more crime)
Des Moines:

400.4
Windsor Heights:

340.1
Pleasant Hill:

120.1
Urbandale:

112.3
West Des Moines:

190.6
Johnston:

108.7
Carlisle:

87.1
Norwalk:

86.7
Altoona:

213.8
Violent crime rate in 2012
Des Moines:

292.5
U.S. Average:

214.0

Violent crime rate in 2011
Des Moines:

292.0
U.S. Average:

214.1

Violent crime rate in 2010
Des Moines:

294.6
U.S. Average:

223.2

Violent crime rate in 2009
Des Moines:

314.1
U.S. Average:

238.0

Violent crime rate in 2008
Des Moines:

390.2
U.S. Average:

252.4

Violent crime rate in 2007
Des Moines:

442.8
U.S. Average:

259.7

Violent crime rate in 2006
Des Moines:

354.6
U.S. Average:

264.1

Violent crime rate in 2005
Des Moines:

346.3
U.S. Average:

258.9

Violent crime rate in 2003
Des Moines:

204.9
U.S. Average:

262.6

Violent crime rate in 2002
Des Moines:

229.4
U.S. Average:

272.2

Violent crime rate in 2001
Des Moines:

219.4
U.S. Average:

276.6

Violent crime rate in 2000
Des Moines:

219.2
U.S. Average:

277.6

Property crime rate in 2012
Des Moines:

465.1
U.S. Average:

266.5

Property crime rate in 2011
Des Moines:

485.3
U.S. Average:

273.5

Property crime rate in 2010
Des Moines:

444.1
U.S. Average:

276.4

Property crime rate in 2009
Des Moines:

395.9
U.S. Average:

285.6

Property crime rate in 2008
Des Moines:

445.3
U.S. Average:

302.2

Property crime rate in 2007
Des Moines:

523.2
U.S. Average:

309.2

Property crime rate in 2006
Des Moines:

563.9
U.S. Average:

317.3

Property crime rate in 2005
Des Moines:

612.7
U.S. Average:

322.3

Property crime rate in 2003
Des Moines:

464.9
U.S. Average:

334.1

Property crime rate in 2002
Des Moines:

502.1
U.S. Average:

336.9

Property crime rate in 2001
Des Moines:

447.4
U.S. Average:

337.2

Property crime rate in 2000
Des Moines:

513.8
U.S. Average:

331.5


Murders per 100,000 population

Rapes per 100,000 population

Robberies per 100,000 population

Assaults per 100,000 population

Burglaries per 100,000 population

Thefts per 100,000 population

Auto thefts per 100,000 population

Arson per 100,000 population

City-data.com crime rate per 100,000 population


Full-time law enforcement employees in 2011, including police officers: 465 (360 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

1.76
Iowa average:

1.70

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2010, including police officers: 480 (374 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

1.85
Iowa average:

1.75

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2009, including police officers: 480 (373 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

1.90
Iowa average:

1.77

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2008, including police officers: 500 (383 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

1.95
Iowa average:

1.74

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2007, including police officers: 498 (382 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

1.98
Iowa average:

1.73

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2006, including police officers: 491 (373 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

1.92
Iowa average:

1.70

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2005, including police officers: 493 (374 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

1.92
Iowa average:

1.69

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2004, including police officers: 473 (364 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

1.88
Iowa average:

1.68

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2003, including police officers: 480 (355 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

1.80
Iowa average:

1.70


Full-time Law Enforcement Employees in Des Moines

Full-time Law Enforcement Employees (per 1,000 residents)

Full-time Law Enforcement Employees (per 1,000 residents) - Officers

Full-time Law Enforcement Employees (per 1,000 residents) - Civilians

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