Urbandale, IA
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Urbandale has an overall crime rate of 16 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 Urbandale is 1 in 61. How does Urbandale fare compared to other communities in Iowa of all population sizes? Urbandale's crime rate is lower than approximately 21% of Iowa communities.

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

NeighborhoodScout's research shows that Urbandale's violent crime rate is 1 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 Urbandale is one in 847.

Moreover, the rate of property crime in Urbandale; burglary, larceny ($50 or more), grand theft auto, and arson; is 15 per 1,000 residents. This is about average for all cities and towns in America of all population sizes.

Urbandale Crime Data

 
Crime Index

46

(100 is safest)


Safer than 46% of U.S. Cities

Urbandale Annual Crimes
  Violent Property Total

Number of Crimes

52

666

718

Crime Rate
(per 1,000 residents)

1.18

15.12

16.30

Violent Crime

violent Crime Comparison (per 1,000 residents)

Crime
Urbandale 1.18
Iowa 2.86
My Chances of Becoming a Victim of a Violent Crime

1 in 847

in Urbandale

1 in 350

in Iowa
Urbandale VIOLENT CRIMES
Population: 44,062
Murder Rape Robbery Assault
Report Total 1 7 4 40
Rate per 1,000 0.02 0.16 0.09 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
Urbandale 15.12
Iowa 20.47
My Chances of Becoming a Victim of a Property Crime

1 in 66

in Urbandale

1 in 49

in Iowa
Urbandale Property CRIMES
Population: 44,062
burglary theft motor vehicle theft
Report Total 127 485 54
Rate per 1,000 2.88 11.01 1.23
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

Urbandale Crimes Per Square Mile

Crime
Urbandale 33
Iowa 15