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Des Moines Crime Rate Report (Iowa)

Des Moines crime statistics report an overall downward trend in crime based on data from 13 years with violent crime increasing and property crime decreasing. Based on this trend, the crime rate in Des Moines for 2017 is expected to be lower than in 2012.

The city violent crime rate for Des Moines in 2012 was higher than the national violent crime rate average by 36.34% and the city property crime rate in Des Moines was higher than the national property crime rate average by 73.04%.

In 2012 the city violent crime rate in Des Moines was higher than the violent crime rate in Iowa by 99.9% and the city property crime rate in Des Moines was higher than the property crime rate in Iowa by 117.78%.

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Property and Violent Crime
Des Moines Property Crime vs. State and National Per Capita
Des Moines Violent Crime vs. State and National Per Capita

Des Moines Crime Statistics
Summary Report

2012 Crime (Actual Data)*Incidents
Aggravated Assault737
Arson51
Burglary2,514
Forcible Rape100
Larceny and Theft6,914
Motor Vehicle Theft782
Murder and Manslaughter7
Robbery250
Crime Rate (Total Incidents)11,006
Property Crime10,261
Violent Crime1,094
2017 Crime (Projected Data)*Incidents
Aggravated Assault1,024
Arson23
Burglary2,764
Forcible Rape132
Larceny and Theft4,315
Motor Vehicle Theft611
Murder and Manslaughter7
Robbery209
Crime Rate (Total Incidents)8,442
Property Crime7,697
Violent Crime1,371

Property and Violent Crime Totals

Des Moines Property Crime

Des Moines Violent Crime

Actual versus Projected Crime Totals

Des Moines Crime 2012

Des Moines Crime 2017

City versus State versus National Crime Comparison

Des Moines Property Crime vs. State and National Comparison

Des Moines Violent Crime vs. State and National Comparison
* The source of actual data on this Des Moines, Iowa crime rate report is the FBI Report of Offenses Known to Law Enforcement for the corresponding year or years. Arson numbers are reported inconsistently. Zero values may indicate the data was not available. The projected crime rate data displayed above was generated from the trends and crime data available from previous years of actual reported data. In this case, the Des Moines crime report data for 2017 was projected from 13 years of actual data. The last year of actual available crime data, as reported above, was 2012.

The FBI cautions the data users against comparing yearly statistical data solely on the basis of their population coverage. The comparisons made herein are thus, only meaningful upon further examination of all variables that affect crime in each reported city, state or other reported jurisdicition.

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