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Ames, IA | Crime Rates

Ames is a region located in IA, and has a population of 59,274. This region is policed by AMES POLICE DEPARTMENT.

Ames has an overall crime rate of 3,460 per 100,000 residents. This is moderately safer than the rest of the United States, but still about average. This means that your chances of becoming a victim of any type of crime in Ames is 1 in 29 if you reside there for a year.

The average overall crime rate for Ames for the previous 2 years was 3,423 per 100,000 residents. This means that the crime rate for Ames has been increasing over time.

Below are its crime rates and policing statistics according to the FBI's Uniform Crime Reports (UCR). For more specific crime statistics (NIBRS) for many US cities & counties, see Offense Statistics.

Crime Rates

(per 100,000) Ames USA
Crime Rate (Overall) 3,460 4,506
Murder Rate N/A 6
Robbery Rate 17 148
Rape Rate 30 30
Assault Rate 596 644
Burglary Rate 592 726
Forced Entry Rate 187 417
Larceny Rate 2,131 2,185
Auto Theft Rate 94 362

Policing Statistics

Ames USA
Overall Clearance 11% 28%
Homicide Clearance N/A 56%
Assault Clearance 33% 52%
Rape Clearance 3% 38%
Robbery Clearance 24% 23%
Burglary Clearance 4% 12%
Larceny Clearance 8% 18%
Auto Theft Clearance 3% 12%

Sex Offenders

Of the 730,000 sex offenders in the United States, there are a total of 62 sex offender(s) in Ames. On a per capita basis, there are approximately 105 sex offender(s) per 100,000 people in Ames. This is compared to the nation-wide average of 240 sex offenders per 100,000 people.

To search the official state sex offender registry for Iowa see http://www.iowasexoffender.com/

Data estimated from arrests & clearances from a sample from the Uniform Crime Reports, Federal Bureau of Investigation, U.S. Department of Justice. Washington, D.C. 2011. If missing data exist, these figures will tend to underestimate the true figures. Insideprison.com is not responsible for the currency or accuracy of this data.

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