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Des Moines Crime

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Based on violent and property crime rates.
Poll
How safe do you feel in this area?
Based on 23 responses
  • Pretty safe. There is some crime, but it doesn't impact me much.
    65%
  • Very safe. There is really no crime to speak of.
    22%
  • Somewhat safe. There is noticeable crime, and there are times I don't feel safe.
    13%
Poll
How reliable are the police in this area?
Based on 22 responses
  • The police are very visible and very responsive.
    50%
  • The police are visible, but somehow respond slowly when needed.
    23%
  • The police aren't around much, but are there quickly when you need them.
    14%
  • Not sure.
    9%
  • The police aren't around much, and when you need them, they aren't reliable.
    5%
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Des Moines Crime Rates

Violent Crime Statistics
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Assault
    456.1
    282.7
  • Murder
    12.9
    6.1
  • Rape
    33.6
    40.7
  • Robbery
    167.5
    135.5
Property Crime Statistics
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    1,099.1
    500.1
  • Theft
    2,734.3
    2,042.8
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    579.9
    284
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