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West Des Moines, IA | Crime Rates

West Des Moines is a region located in IA, and has a population of 56,905. This region is policed by WEST DES MOINES POLICE DEPT.

West Des Moines has an overall crime rate of 3,718 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 West Des Moines is 1 in 27 if you reside there for a year.

The average overall crime rate for West Des Moines for the previous 2 years was 3,545 per 100,000 residents. This means that the crime rate for West Des Moines 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) West Des Moines USA
Crime Rate (Overall) 3,718 4,506
Murder Rate 2.1 6
Robbery Rate 23 148
Rape Rate 46 30
Assault Rate 413 644
Burglary Rate 397 726
Forced Entry Rate 209 417
Larceny Rate 2,777 2,185
Auto Theft Rate 62 362

Policing Statistics

West Des Moines USA
Overall Clearance 10% 28%
Homicide Clearance 0% 56%
Assault Clearance 15% 52%
Rape Clearance 2% 38%
Robbery Clearance 9% 23%
Burglary Clearance 3% 12%
Larceny Clearance 11% 18%
Auto Theft Clearance 13% 12%

Sex Offenders

Of the 730,000 sex offenders in the United States, there are a total of 27 sex offender(s) in West Des Moines. On a per capita basis, there are approximately 47 sex offender(s) per 100,000 people in West Des Moines. 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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