Crime in Des Moines, IA, United States

Crime rates in Des Moines, IA, United States

Level of crime
44.37 Moderate
Crime increasing in the past 3 years
71.16 High
Worries home broken and things stolen
40.05 Moderate
Worries being mugged or robbed
36.72 Low
Worries car stolen
33.94 Low
Worries things from car stolen
55.05 Moderate
Worries attacked
33.57 Low
Worries being insulted
37.21 Low
Worries being subject to a physical attack because of your skin color, ethnic origin, gender or religion
18.60 Very Low
Problem people using or dealing drugs
51.74 Moderate
Problem property crimes such as vandalism and theft
52.83 Moderate
Problem violent crimes such as assault and armed robbery
40.60 Moderate
Problem corruption and bribery
37.79 Low

Safety in Des Moines, IA, United States

Safety walking alone during daylight
77.27 High
Safety walking alone during night
45.05 Moderate

Contributors: 45

Last update: February 2024

These data are based on perceptions of visitors of this website in the past 3 years.

If the value is 0, it means it is perceived as very low, and if the value is 100, it means it is perceived as very high.

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1 Comments so far
Anonymous on Dec 21, 2020:
As a teen in Des Moines this is what I have to say for it Des Moines if fairly safe and a really well place to visit but there’s also down sides north west side of Des Moines is where you should avoid walking at night because there sometimes is someone tailing you or trying to mug you Des Moines could be violent if your a teen and choose to try be in the drama but if you stay out nothing really would happen to you gun shot would often happen by Douglas but most of the times is just teens shooting at stuff for fun but one thing about Des Moines that other people might not know is that teens in Des Moines do have gang connections with people from rather high crime cities I used to live in California so the crime rate isn’t really as bad as Cali