Des Moines Crime Rate Report (Iowa)

Des Moines crime statistics report an overall downward trend in crime based on data from 11 years with violent crime increasing and property crime decreasing. Based on this trend, the crime rate in Des Moines for 2014 is expected to be lower than in 2010.

The city violent crime rate for Des Moines in 2010 was higher than the national violent crime rate average by 31.11% and the city property crime rate in Des Moines was higher than the national property crime rate average by 64.37%.

In 2010 the city violent crime rate in Des Moines was higher than the violent crime rate in Iowa by 93.47% and the city property crime rate in Des Moines was higher than the property crime rate in Iowa by 115.63%.
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

2010 Crime (Actual Data)*Incidents
Aggravated Assault737
Arson43
Burglary2,248
Forcible Rape105
Larceny and Theft6,808
Motor Vehicle Theft739
Murder and Manslaughter6
Robbery224
Crime Rate (Total Incidents)10,540
Property Crime9,795
Violent Crime1,072
2014 Crime (Projected Data)*Incidents
Aggravated Assault1,131
Arson28
Burglary2,501
Forcible Rape166
Larceny and Theft5,576
Motor Vehicle Theft712
Murder and Manslaughter3
Robbery285
Crime Rate (Total Incidents)9,541
Property Crime8,796
Violent Crime1,586

Property and Violent Crime Totals

Des Moines Property Crime Des Moines Violent Crime

Actual versus Projected Crime Totals

Des Moines Crime 2010 Des Moines Crime 2014

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 2014 was projected from 11 years of actual data. The last year of actual available crime data, as reported above, was 2010.

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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