How safe is Des Moines, IA?

The metropolitan area's violent crime rate is lower than the national rate in 2016. Its rate of property crime is higher than the national rate.

Crime Index

Index Score: 7.2 /10

How we calculate this.


Des Moines has a lower crime rate than similarly sized metro areas.

Crime Rate 2016

Crime rate is the number of crimes committed per 100,000 people.
Des Moines, IA

370.8

Lower than average crime
Metro areas similar to Des Moines
Honolulu, HI

334.0

Lower than average crime
Tulsa, OK

588.0

Higher than average crime
Fresno, CA

612.0

Higher than average crime
Des Moines, IA

2452.3

Higher than average crime
Metro areas similar to Des Moines
Honolulu, HI

3072.0

Higher than average crime
Tulsa, OK

3622.0

Higher than average crime
Fresno, CA

3253.0

Higher than average crime

Violent Crime Rate Over Time

Data sourced from the Federal Bureau of Investigation's Uniform Crime Report.