Des Moines, WA Crime Statistics For 2020

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Updated: 2020-03-08
1,203
Total Crimes
3,823.9
Total Crimes / 100k People
48.88%
Above National Average

What is the crime rate in Des Moines, WA?

According to the most recent data from the FBI, the total crime rate in Des Moines is 3,823.9 per 100,000 people. That's 48.88% higher than the national rate of 2,568.4 per 100,000 people and 17.38% higher than the Washington total crime rate of 3,257.6 per 100,000 people.

Note: Because the rates of crime are so low in America, we use "per 100,000 people" to make the number a bit easier to compare across locations visually. It's mathematically the same as doing per capita comparisons and isn't conveying that there are 100,000+ people in a location.

Des Moines SnackAbility

7
/10
Overall SnackAbility
Jobs
8/10
Housing
9
Affordability
4
Diversity
10
Safety
5
Amenities
9.5
Education
7
Commute
5

How Does Des Moines Crime Compare To The Rest Of The Country?

Statistic Count
Raw
Des Moines
/ 100k People
Washington
/ 100k People
National
/ 100k People
Total Crimes Per 100K 1,203 3,823.9 3,257.6 2,568.4
Murder 2 6.4 3.1 5.0
Robbery 55 174.8 73.9 86.2
Aggravated Assault 43 136.7 189.1 246.8
Violent Crime 111 352.8 311.5 368.9
Burglary 197 626.2 533.5 376.0
Larceny 652 2,072.5 2,045.4 1,594.6
Car Theft 243 772.4 367.3 228.9
Property Crime 1,092 3,471.1 2,946.2 2,199.5

Violent Crime Rates In Des Moines

111
Violent Crimes
352.8
Violent Crimes / 100k People
-4.36%
Below National Average
  • You have a 1 in 283.4 chance of being the victim of a violent crime in Des Moines each year. That compares to a 1 in 321.0 chance statewide.
  • The violent crime rate in Des Moines is 352.8 per 100,000 people.
  • That's -4.36% lower than the national rate of 368.9 per 100,000 people.
  • 13.27% higher than the Washington violent crime rate of 311.5 per 100,000 people.

Property Crime Rates In Des Moines

1,092
Property Crimes
3,471.1
Property Crimes / 100k People
57.81%
Above National Average
  • You have a 1 in 28.8 chance of being the victim of a property crime in Des Moines each year. That compares to a 1 in 45.5 chance nationally.
  • The property crime rate in Des Moines is 3,471.1 per 100,000 people.
  • That's 57.81% higher than the national rate of 2,199.5 per 100,000 people.
  • And 17.82% higher than the Washington property crime rate of 2,946.2 per 100,000 people.

Des Moines Crime Compared To Washington Average

Each category of crime indexed to the worst per capita in Washington.
Data Source -- FBI UCR 2018.

Crime In Cities Around Des Moines

City Population Count
Raw
Total Crime
/ 100k People
Property Crime
/ 100k People
Violent Crime
/ 100k People
Tacoma, WA 215,687 13,231 6,134.4 5,267.8 866.5
Kent, WA 129,870 6,405 4,931.9 4,583.8 348.0
Federal Way, WA 97,762 4,938 5,051.0 4,582.6 468.5
Auburn, WA 82,381 3,694 4,484.0 4,047.0 437.0
Lakewood, WA 60,694 3,211 5,290.5 4,643.0 647.5
Burien, WA 52,189 2,083 3,991.3 3,640.6 350.6
SeaTac, WA 29,463 1,532 5,199.7 4,758.5 441.2
Tukwila, WA 20,288 3,549 17,493.1 16,763.6 729.5
Port Orchard, WA 14,269 700 4,905.7 4,436.2 469.5
Sumner, WA 10,191 558 5,475.4 5,220.3 255.1
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