Ames, IA Crime Statistics For 2022

Demographics | Crime | Cost Of Living
Updated: 2022-04-07
1,311
Total Crimes
1,953.5
Total Crimes / 100k People
-16.73%
Below National Average
83 out of 125
In Iowa
5,621 out of 8,904
In America

What is the crime rate in Ames, IA?

According to the most recent data from the FBI, the total crime rate in Ames is 1,953.5 per 100,000 people. That's -16.73% lower than the national rate of 2,346.0 per 100,000 people and -2.41% lower than the Iowa total crime rate of 2,001.7 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.

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Ames SnackAbility

8
/10
Overall SnackAbility
Jobs
6/10
Housing
8
Affordability
5
Diversity
8
Safety
7
Amenities
9
Education
9.5
Commute
9.5

How Does Ames Crime Compare To The Rest Of The Country?

Statistic Count
Raw
Ames
/ 100k People
Iowa
/ 100k People
National
/ 100k People
Total Crimes Per 100K 1,311 1,953.5 2,001.7 2,346.0
Murder 0 0.0 3.5 6.5
Robbery 15 22.4 29.8 73.9
Aggravated Assault 53 79.0 229.4 279.7
Violent Crime 122 181.8 303.5 387.8
Burglary 218 324.8 371.1 314.2
Larceny 903 1,345.6 1,130.1 1,398.0
Car Theft 68 101.3 197.1 246.0
Property Crime 1,189 1,771.7 1,698.2 1,958.2

Violent Crime Rates In Ames

122
Violent Crimes
181.8
Violent Crimes / 100k People
-53.12%
Below National Average
  • You have a 1 in 550.1 chance of being the victim of a violent crime in Ames each year. That compares to a 1 in 329.5 chance statewide.
  • The violent crime rate in Ames is 181.8 per 100,000 people.
  • That's -53.12% lower than the national rate of 387.8 per 100,000 people.
  • -40.10% lower than the Iowa violent crime rate of 303.5 per 100,000 people.

Property Crime Rates In Ames

1,189
Property Crimes
1,771.7
Property Crimes / 100k People
-9.52%
Below National Average
  • You have a 1 in 56.4 chance of being the victim of a property crime in Ames each year. That compares to a 1 in 51.1 chance nationally.
  • The property crime rate in Ames is 1,771.7 per 100,000 people.
  • That's -9.52% lower than the national rate of 1,958.2 per 100,000 people.
  • And 4.33% higher than the Iowa property crime rate of 1,698.2 per 100,000 people.

Ames Crime Compared To Iowa Average

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

Crime In Cities Around Ames

City Population Count
Raw
Total Crime
/ 100k People
Property Crime
/ 100k People
Violent Crime
/ 100k People
Ankeny, IA 70,301 922 1,311.5 1,146.5 165.0
West Des Moines, IA 69,252 1,233 1,780.5 1,646.2 134.3
Urbandale, IA 44,959 505 1,123.2 1,018.7 104.5
Waukee, IA 25,590 260 1,016.0 926.1 89.9
Johnston, IA 23,252 249 1,070.9 989.2 81.7
Altoona, IA 19,804 488 2,464.1 2,181.4 282.8
Clive, IA 17,447 304 1,742.4 1,645.0 97.4
Pleasant Hill, IA 10,158 205 2,018.1 1,949.2 68.9
Nevada, IA 6,744 113 1,675.6 1,260.4 415.2
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