Ankeny, IA
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Ankeny, IA crime analytics

Source & Methodology

Analytics built by:   Location, Inc.

Raw data sources:   Uniform Crime Reporting Program (Federal Bureau of Investigation), additional data from local police agencies.

Date(s) & Update Frequency:   Reflects 2015 calendar year; released from FBI in Sept. 2016 (latest available). Updated annually. Wheres 2016 data?

Methodology:   Our nationwide meta-analysis overcomes the issues inherent in any crime database, including non-reporting and reporting errors. This is possible by associating the 9.4 million reported crimes in the U.S, including over 2 million geocoded point locations…. Read more

Ankeny has an overall crime rate of 14 per 1,000 residents, making the crime rate here near the average for all cities and towns of all sizes in America. According to our analysis of FBI crime data, your chance of becoming a victim of crime in Ankeny is 1 in 72. How does Ankeny fare compared to other communities in Iowa of all population sizes? Ankeny's crime rate is lower than approximately 25% of Iowa communities.

However, compared to other communities of similar population size, Ankeny has a crime rate that is noticeably lower than the average. This means that for comparably sized cities all across America, Ankeny 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 Ankeny 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 Ankeny.

From our analysis, we discovered that violent crime in Ankeny occurs at a rate higher than in most communities of all population sizes in America. The chance that a person will become a victim of a violent crime in Ankeny; such as armed robbery, aggravated assault, rape or murder; is 1 in 458. This equates to a rate of 2 per one thousand inhabitants.

Moreover, the rate of property crime in Ankeny; burglary, larceny ($50 or more), grand theft auto, and arson; is 12 per 1,000 residents. This is about average for all cities and towns in America of all population sizes.

Ankeny Crime Data

 

Crime Index

54

(100 is safest)


Safer than 54% of U.S. Cities

Ankeny Annual Crimes

  Violent Property Total

Number of Crimes

124

666

790

Crime Rate
(per 1,000 residents)

2.18

11.73

13.92

Violent Crime

violent Crime Comparison (per 1,000 residents)

Crime
Ankeny 2.18
Iowa 2.86

My Chances of Becoming a Victim of a Violent Crime

1 in 458

in Ankeny

1 in 350

in Iowa

Ankeny VIOLENT CRIMES

Population: 56,764
Murder Rape Robbery Assault
Report Total 0 17 2 105
Rate per 1,000 0.00 0.30 0.04 1.85

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
Ankeny 11.73
Iowa 20.47

My Chances of Becoming a Victim of a Property Crime

1 in 85

in Ankeny

1 in 49

in Iowa

Ankeny Property CRIMES

Population: 56,764
burglary theft motor vehicle theft
Report Total 202 421 43
Rate per 1,000 3.56 7.42 0.76

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

Ankeny Crimes Per Square Mile

Crime
Ankeny 27
Iowa 15