Ames, IA
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The crime rate in Ames is considerably higher than the national average across all communities in America from the largest to the smallest, although at 24 crimes per one thousand residents, it is not among the communities with the very highest crime rate. The chance of becoming a victim of either violent or property crime in Ames is 1 in 41. Based on FBI crime data, Ames is not one of the safest communities in America. Relative to Iowa, Ames has a crime rate that is higher than 88% of the state's cities and towns of all sizes.

However, compared to other communities of similar population size, Ames has a crime rate that is noticeably lower than the average. This means that for comparably sized cities all across America, Ames is actually safer than most according to NeighborhoodScout's exclusive analysis of FBI crime data.

Now let us turn to take a look at how Ames does for violent crimes specifically, and then how it does for property crimes. This is important because the overall crime rate can be further illuminated by understanding if violent crime or property crimes (or both) are the major contributors to the general rate of crime in Ames.

NeighborhoodScout's research shows that Ames's violent crime rate is 2 per one thousand inhabitants, which is about average for all communities in America, across all population sizes. Violent crimes that are tracked and included in this rate are armed robbery, aggravated assault, rape (not statutory), and murder and non-negligent manslaughter. Roughly similar to the national average, our analysis shows that your chance of becoming a victim of violent crime in Ames is one in 566.

NeighborhoodScout's analysis also reveals that Ames's rate for property crime is 23 per one thousand population. This makes Ames a place where there is an above average chance of becoming a victim of a property crime, when compared to all other communities in America of all population sizes. Property crimes are motor vehicle theft, arson, larceny, and burglary. Your chance of becoming a victim of any of these crimes in Ames is one in 44.

Ames Crime Data

 
Crime Index

27

(100 is safest)


Safer than 27% of U.S. Cities

Ames Annual Crimes
  Violent Property Total

Number of Crimes

115

1,474

1,589

Crime Rate
(per 1,000 residents)

1.77

22.66

24.42

Violent Crime

violent Crime Comparison (per 1,000 residents)

Crime
Ames 1.77
Iowa 2.86
My Chances of Becoming a Victim of a Violent Crime

1 in 566

in Ames

1 in 350

in Iowa
Ames VIOLENT CRIMES
Population: 65,060
Murder Rape Robbery Assault
Report Total 1 37 18 59
Rate per 1,000 0.02 0.57 0.28 0.91
United States VIOLENT CRIMES
Population: 321,418,820
Murder Rape Robbery Assault
Report Total 15,696 124,047 327,374 764,449
Rate per 1,000 0.05 0.39 1.02 2.38

Property Crime

property Crime Comparison (per 1,000 residents)

Crime
Ames 22.66
Iowa 20.47
My Chances of Becoming a Victim of a Property Crime

1 in 44

in Ames

1 in 49

in Iowa
Ames Property CRIMES
Population: 65,060
burglary theft motor vehicle theft
Report Total 210 1,214 50
Rate per 1,000 3.23 18.66 0.77
United States Property CRIMES
Population: 321,418,820
burglary theft motor vehicle theft
Report Total 1,579,527 5,706,346 707,758
Rate per 1,000 4.91 17.75 2.20

Ames Crimes Per Square Mile

Crime
Ames 65
Iowa 15