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West Des Moines Crime Rate Report (Iowa)

West Des Moines crime statistics report an overall upward trend in crime based on data from 14 years with violent crime increasing and property crime increasing. Based on this trend, the crime rate in West Des Moines for 2017 is expected to be higher than in 2012.

The city violent crime rate for West Des Moines in 2012 was lower than the national violent crime rate average by 57.76% and the city property crime rate in West Des Moines was higher than the national property crime rate average by 10.16%.

In 2012 the city violent crime rate in West Des Moines was lower than the violent crime rate in Iowa by 38.07% and the city property crime rate in West Des Moines was higher than the property crime rate in Iowa by 38.64%.

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

West Des Moines Crime Statistics
Summary Report

2012 Crime (Actual Data)*Incidents
Aggravated Assault71
Arson6
Burglary213
Forcible Rape16
Larceny and Theft1,562
Motor Vehicle Theft50
Murder and Manslaughter0
Robbery8
Crime Rate (Total Incidents)1,894
Property Crime1,831
Violent Crime95
2017 Crime (Projected Data)*Incidents
Aggravated Assault83
Arson12
Burglary128
Forcible Rape27
Larceny and Theft1,683
Motor Vehicle Theft19
Murder and Manslaughter0
Robbery13
Crime Rate (Total Incidents)1,896
Property Crime1,833
Violent Crime123

Property and Violent Crime Totals

West Des Moines Property Crime

West Des Moines Violent Crime

Actual versus Projected Crime Totals

West Des Moines Crime 2012

West Des Moines Crime 2017

City versus State versus National Crime Comparison

West Des Moines Property Crime vs. State and National Comparison

West Des Moines Violent Crime vs. State and National Comparison
* The source of actual data on this West 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 West Des Moines crime report data for 2017 was projected from 14 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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