Des Moines, WA Crime Statistics For 2021

Demographics | Crime | Cost Of Living
Updated: 2020-12-30
1,093
Total Crimes
3,341.7
Total Crimes / 100k People
34.93%
Above National Average
128 out of 174
In Washington
8,174 out of 9,891
In America

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 3,341.7 per 100,000 people. That's 34.93% higher than the national rate of 2,476.7 per 100,000 people and 12.30% higher than the Washington total crime rate of 2,975.8 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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Des Moines SnackAbility

7
/10
Overall SnackAbility
Jobs
8/10
Housing
9
Affordability
4
Diversity
10
Safety
5
Amenities
9.5
Education
8
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 1,093 3,341.7 2,975.8 2,476.7
Murder 1 3.1 2.6 5.0
Robbery 31 94.8 67.6 81.6
Aggravated Assault 37 113.1 179.9 250.2
Violent Crime 86 262.9 293.9 366.7
Burglary 139 425.0 453.6 340.5
Larceny 691 2,112.6 1,907.9 1,549.5
Car Theft 177 541.2 320.5 219.9
Property Crime 1,007 3,078.8 2,681.9 2,109.9

Violent Crime Rates In Des Moines

86.0
Violent Crimes
262.9
Violent Crimes / 100k People
-28.30%
Below National Average
  • You have a 1 in 380.3 chance of being the victim of a violent crime in Des Moines each year. That compares to a 1 in 340.3 chance statewide.
  • The violent crime rate in Des Moines is 262.9 per 100,000 people.
  • That's -28.30% lower than the national rate of 366.7 per 100,000 people.
  • -10.52% lower than the Washington violent crime rate of 293.9 per 100,000 people.

Property Crime Rates In Des Moines

1,007.0
Property Crimes
3,078.8
Property Crimes / 100k People
45.92%
Above National Average
  • You have a 1 in 32.5 chance of being the victim of a property crime in Des Moines each year. That compares to a 1 in 47.4 chance nationally.
  • The property crime rate in Des Moines is 3,078.8 per 100,000 people.
  • That's 45.92% higher than the national rate of 2,109.9 per 100,000 people.
  • And 14.80% higher than the Washington property crime rate of 2,681.9 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 218,650 13,263 6,065.9 5,220.7 845.2
Kent, WA 131,003 5,686 4,340.4 3,969.4 371.0
Federal Way, WA 98,025 4,494 4,584.5 4,247.9 336.6
Auburn, WA 82,381 3,694 4,484.0 4,047.0 437.0
Lakewood, WA 60,916 2,757 4,525.9 3,769.1 756.8
Burien, WA 52,388 1,924 3,672.6 3,329.0 343.6
SeaTac, WA 29,533 1,228 4,158.1 3,717.9 440.2
Tukwila, WA 20,439 3,508 17,163.3 16,390.2 773.0
Port Orchard, WA 14,684 558 3,800.1 3,350.6 449.5
Gig Harbor, WA 10,931 461 4,217.4 4,089.3 128.1
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