Des Moines, WA Criminal and Public Records

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We’ve compiled data on the most commonly searched crimes in Des Moines, King County and Washington. Our statistics also include comparisons of Des Moines's crime rate to Washington's and nationwide. Keep in mind that Des Moines has a population of 31,221 while Washington has a population of 7,170,351.

When reviewing the data, It is critical to remember that these numbers only reflect reported crimes. There are some crimes, even serious crimes, which are notoriously underreported, such as rape or sexual assault.

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Crime in The Last Reported Year

In 2015 in Des Moines, WA, there were 112 reported major violent crimes and 963 reported major property offenses. This is in addition to a number of lesser offenses.

Of the violent crime types, the most common to occur in Des Moines is robbery, with 53 reported. This represented 47.32% of all violent crimes. Similarly, the most common property crime was larceny with 614 reported.

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Des Moines Crime Rankings:

Statewide (2015)

  • Population: 38th
  • Violent Crimes: 24th (36th per 100k)
  • Murder: 6th (9th per 100k)
  • Rape: 23rd (37th per 100k)
  • Agg. Assault: 36th (67th per 100k)
  • Robbery: 17th (8th per 100k)
  • Property Crimes: 40th (82nd per 100k)
  • Burglary: 38th (90th per 100k)
  • Larceny: 44th (90th per 100k)
  • Vehicle Thefts: 20th (19th per 100k)
  • Arson: 25th (86th per 100k)

Nationwide (2015)

  • Population: 1,244th
  • Violent Crimes: 521st (1,888th per 100k)
  • Murder: 75th (321st per 100k)
  • Rape: 173rd (853rd per 100k)
  • Agg. Assault: 448th (2,801st per 100k)
  • Robbery: 289th (527th per 100k)
  • Property Crimes: 918th (2,106th per 100k)
  • Burglary: 561st (2,163rd per 100k)
  • Larceny: 951st (2,707th per 100k)
  • Vehicle Thefts: 338th (253rd per 100k)
  • Arson: 117th (802nd per 100k)

In King County (2015)

  • Population: 14th
  • Violent Crimes: 10th (7th per 100k)
  • Murder: 5th (2nd per 100k)
  • Rape: 12th (5th per 100k)
  • Agg. Assault: 11th (8th per 100k)
  • Robbery: 10th (4th per 100k)
  • Property Crimes: 15th (15th per 100k)
  • Burglary: 14th (15th per 100k)
  • Larceny: 15th (18th per 100k)
  • Vehicle Thefts: 10th (8th per 100k)
  • Arson: 12th (20th per 100k)

General Data

  • Population: 31,221
  • Households: 11,490
  • Median Income: $58,057
  • Land Area: 6.494 miles2
  • Time Zone: PDT

Des Moines, WA Crime Rate Information

Crime Category 2014 2015
Murder 1 3
Rape 9 18
Agg. Assault 52 38
Robbery 59 53
Burglary 235 167
Vehicle Thefts 246 182
Arson 7 1

Violent Crimes in Des Moines, WA in 2015

Crime Reported Numbers
Murder 3
Rape 18
Aggravated Assault 38
Robbery 53

Property Crimes in Des Moines, WA in 2015

Crime Reported Numbers
Burglary 167
Larceny 614
Motor Vehicle Theft 182
Arson 1

Agg. Assault in Des Moines, WA

Year Agg. Assault
2006 44
2007 40
2008 42
2009 47
2010 26
2011 45
2012 57
2013 39
2014 52
2015 38

Robbery in Des Moines, WA

Year Robbery
2006 42
2007 54
2008 59
2009 48
2010 47
2011 37
2012 34
2013 53
2014 59
2015 53

Washington Criminal Statistics:


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Crime Category 2014 2015
Violent Crimes 20136 20394
Murder 174 211
Rape 4866 4898
Agg. Assault 11627 12029
Robbery 5640 5449
Property Crimes 261706 248369
Burglary 55290 50993
Larceny 175769 170509
Vehicle Thefts 30647 26867
Arson 0 0

Agg. Assault in the state of Washington

Year Agg. Assault
2006 12779
2007 12691
2008 12524
2009 12639
2010 12458
2011 12031
2012 12242
2013 11601
2014 11627
2015 12029

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