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Crime Statistics for Iowa

State of Iowa

Overall Crime Rating:

B+ (34.51% lower than national average)

High Risk Crimes:

  • Burglary (9% higher than the national average)

  • Investing in a security camera system effectively protects your home and family from criminals. Research consistently shows that these devices deter crime, with a reduction of 65% or more. Additionally, having surveillance cameras provides valuable evidence of criminal activity occurring. Surveillance camera systems are a proven cost-effective method to prevent, record, and decrease the overall rate of crime and will provide both you and your family with a much-needed peace of mind.

    Cities with Highest Crime Rate:

  • Council Bluffs
  • Des Moines
  • Ottumwa
  • Coralville
  • Fort Dodge

  • Cities with Lowest Crime Rate:

  • Norwalk
  • Clive
  • Urbandale
  • Waukee
  • Boone

  • Des Moines Crime Rating:

    C (70.80% higher than national average)

    Highest Risk Crime: Burglary

    Des Moines is the capital and most populous city in Iowa, United States. It is the county seat of Polk County and a small part extends into Warren County. The city was incorporated as Fort Des Moines in 1851 and later shortened to "Des Moines" in 1857. It is named after the Des Moines River, which was derived from the French name Rivière des Moines, meaning "River of the Monks". According to the 2020 census, the city's population was 214,133, and the metropolitan area has an estimated 699,292 residents. Des Moines is a significant hub for the US insurance industry and has a notable presence in financial services and publishing. It has been recognized as the top spot for US insurance companies and the third-largest insurance capital globally. Several major corporations, including Principal Financial Group, Ruan Transportation, TMC Transportation, EMC Insurance Companies, and Wellmark Blue Cross Blue Shield, have their headquarters in the city. Additionally, companies like Wells Fargo, Cognizant, Voya Financial, Nationwide Mutual Insurance Company, ACE Limited, Marsh, Monsanto, and Corteva have substantial operations in or near the metropolitan area. In recent years, Des Moines has also attracted data-processing and logistical facilities from companies like Microsoft, Hewlett-Packard, and Facebook. Des Moines holds significance in US presidential politics as it hosts the first caucuses of the presidential primary cycle. Many presidential candidates establish their campaign headquarters in the city. The New York Times described Des Moines as an ideal place to witness presidential candidates up close and in intimate settings.

    Cedar Rapids Crime Rating:

    B (22.99% higher than national average)

    Highest Risk Crime: Burglary

    Cedar Rapids is the second-largest city in Iowa, United States. It is located in Linn County and sits on both banks of the Cedar River. The city is positioned 20 miles north of Iowa City and 100 miles northeast of Des Moines, the state's capital. Cedar Rapids is part of the Cedar Rapids/Iowa City region in Eastern Iowa, encompassing several counties. According to the 2020 United States Census, the city's population was 137,710. The Metropolitan Statistical Area, which includes Marion and Hiawatha, had an estimated population of 255,452 in 2008. Cedar Rapids is an economic hub, situated at the core of the Interstate 380 corridor. It is also part of a Combined Statistical Area with the Iowa City MSA. The city of Cedar Rapids boasts a thriving arts and culture scene. It is home to various notable institutions, such as the Cedar Rapids Museum of Art, the National Czech & Slovak Museum & Library, and the Paramount Theatre. Orchestra Iowa, Theatre Cedar Rapids, the African American Museum of Iowa, and the Iowa Cultural Corridor Alliance also contribute to the vibrant cultural landscape. Additionally, Cedar Rapids has produced well-known actors like Ashton Kutcher, Elijah Wood, Terry Farrell, and Ron Livingston. The city has even been featured in the musical The Pajama Game and the comedy film Cedar Rapids. Cedar Rapids is famously known as the "City of Five Seasons". This nickname refers to the concept of a "fifth season", which allows residents to enjoy the other four seasons fully. The iconic Tree of Five Seasons sculpture, located downtown along the north river bank, symbolizes this unique aspect of the city. Representations of the sculpture and references to the five seasons can be found throughout Cedar Rapids in various forms.

    Davenport Crime Rating:

    C+ (29.83% higher than national average)

    Highest Risk Crime: Burglary

    Davenport is a city in Scott County, Iowa, United States. It is located along the Mississippi River on the eastern border of the state. Davenport is the largest of the Quad Cities, with a metropolitan area population of 384,324 and a combined statistical area population of 474,019. It ranks as the 147th-largest MSA and 91st-largest CSA in the nation. According to the 2020 census, the city has a population of 101,724, making it Iowa's third-largest city after Des Moines and Cedar Rapids. The city was founded on May 14, 1836, by Antoine Le Claire and named after his friend George Davenport. Davenport is prone to frequent flooding due to its location on the Mississippi River. The city is home to two main universities: St. Ambrose University and Palmer College of Chiropractic, where the first chiropractic adjustment took place. It also hosts several annual music festivals, including the Mississippi Valley Blues Festival, the Mississippi Valley Fair, and the Bix Beiderbecke Memorial Jazz Festival. The Bix 7, an internationally known 7-mile foot race, is run during the festival. Davenport is also home to the Quad Cities River Bandits, a Class A minor-league baseball team. The city offers over 50 parks and facilities, as well as more than 20 miles of recreational paths for biking or walking. Davenport is served by three interstates (80, 74, and 280) and two major United States Highways. Since its incorporation, the city has experienced steady population growth. However, it faced economic difficulties in the 1980s, resulting in job and population losses. Notable individuals from Davenport include jazz legend Bix Beiderbecke, Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright Susan Glaspell, former NFL running back Roger Craig, UFC Welterweight Champion Pat Miletich, IBF Middleweight and WBA Super Middleweight boxing champion Michael Nunn, and former two-time WWE Champion and WWE Universal Champion Seth Rollins.

    Sioux City Crime Rating:

    B- (16.40% higher than national average)

    Highest Risk Crime: Burglary

    Sioux City is a city in Iowa, located in Woodbury and Plymouth counties. It has a population of 85,797, making it the fourth-largest city in the state. Most of the city is in Woodbury County, with a small portion in Plymouth County. Sioux City is situated at the navigational head of the Missouri River. It is known for its cultural attractions such as the Sioux City Public Museum, Sioux City Art Center, and Sergeant Floyd Monument, a National Historic Landmark. The city also features Chris Larsen Park, also known as "the Riverfront," which includes the Anderson Dance Pavilion, Sergeant Floyd Riverboat Museum, and Lewis and Clark Interpretive Center. Sioux City is the main city in the five-county Sioux City, IA–NE–SD Metropolitan Statistical Area, with a population of 149,940. The Sioux City–Vermillion, IA–NE–SD Combined Statistical Area has a population of 175,638. Sioux City is located at the furthest upstream point of the Missouri River, where cargo ships can travel. It is approximately 95 miles north of the Omaha–Council Bluffs metropolitan area. The region of Sioux City, along with parts of Iowa, Nebraska, and South Dakota, is often referred to as Siouxland by locals and the media.

    Iowa City Crime Rating:

    B+ (35.74% lower than national average)

    Highest Risk Crime: Burglary

    Iowa City is a city in Johnson County, Iowa, USA. It is the home of the University of Iowa and the county seat of Johnson County. It is located in the Iowa City Metropolitan Statistical Area. The population of Iowa City was 74,828 as of the 2020 census, making it the fifth-largest city in the state. The metropolitan area, which includes Johnson and Washington counties, has a population of over 171,000. The Iowa City Metropolitan Statistical Area is part of a Combined Statistical Area with the Cedar Rapids MSA. This combined area, along with two additional counties, is known as the Iowa City-Cedar Rapids region and has a population of nearly 500,000. Iowa City was the second capital of the Iowa Territory and the first capital city of the State of Iowa. The Old Capitol building, located on the University of Iowa campus, is a National Historic Landmark. Tourist attractions in Iowa City include the University of Iowa Art Museum and Plum Grove, the home of the first governor of Iowa. In 2008, Forbes magazine recognized Iowa City as the second-best small metropolitan area for doing business in the United States.

    Waterloo Crime Rating:

    B (24.70% lower than national average)

    Highest Risk Crime: Burglary

    Waterloo is a city in Iowa, USA. It is located in Black Hawk County and serves as the county seat. According to the 2020 US Census, the population of Waterloo is 67,314, making it the eighth-largest city in the state. Waterloo is connected to the neighboring municipality Cedar Falls, forming a twin conurbation. It is also part of the Waterloo-Cedar Falls Metropolitan Statistical Area. Out of the two cities, Waterloo is the more populous one.

    Ames Crime Rating:

    B+ (33.47% lower than national average)

    Highest Risk Crime: Larceny Theft

    Ames is a city in Iowa, USA. It is located around 30 miles north of Des Moines. The city is famous for being the home of Iowa State University, which has top-notch colleges in agriculture, design, engineering, and veterinary medicine. On the university campus, you can also find the Ames Laboratory, a national laboratory of the United States Department of Energy. In terms of population, according to the 2020 census, Ames has around 66,427 residents, making it the ninth largest city in the state. A significant portion of the population consists of the university's students, with a count of 27,854 in the spring of 2023. Additionally, Ames is home to important United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) sites. These include the largest federal animal disease center in the country, the USDA Agricultural Research Service's National Animal Disease Center, and two national USDA sites for the Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service. The latter consists of the National Veterinary Services Laboratory and the Center for Veterinary Biologics. Lastly, the headquarters for the Iowa Department of Transportation are also located in Ames.


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