Urbandale, IA
Crime Rates

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Urbandale, IA crime analytics

Source & Methodology

Analytics built by:   Location, Inc.

Raw data sources:   18,000 local law enforcement agencies in the U.S.

Date(s) & Update Frequency:   Reflects 2017 calendar year; released from FBI in Sept. 2018 (latest available). Updated annually. Where is 2018 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

Urbandale has an overall crime rate of 15 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 67. How does Urbandale fare compared to other communities in Iowa of all population sizes? Urbandale's crime rate is lower than approximately 24% 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.

From our analysis, we discovered that violent crime in Urbandale 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 Urbandale; such as armed robbery, aggravated assault, rape or murder; is 1 in 379. This equates to a rate of 3 per one thousand inhabitants.

Moreover, the rate of property crime in Urbandale; 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.

Urbandale Crime Data


Crime Index


(100 is safest)

Safer than 46% of U.S. Cities

Urbandale Annual Crimes

  Violent Property Total

Number of Crimes




Crime Rate
(per 1,000 residents)




Violent Crime

violent Crime Comparison (per 1,000 residents)

Urbandale 2.64
Iowa 2.93

My Chances of Becoming a Victim of a Violent Crime

1 in 379

in Urbandale

1 in 341

in Iowa


Population: 43,592
Murder Rape Robbery Assault
Report Total 0 10 8 97
Rate per 1,000 0.00 0.23 0.18 2.23


Population: 325,719,178
Murder Rape Robbery Assault
Report Total 17,284 135,755 319,356 810,825
Rate per 1,000 0.05 0.42 0.98 2.49

Property Crime

property Crime Comparison (per 1,000 residents)

Urbandale 12.34
Iowa 21.25

My Chances of Becoming a Victim of a Property Crime

1 in 81

in Urbandale

1 in 47

in Iowa

Urbandale Property CRIMES

Population: 43,592
burglary theft motor vehicle theft
Report Total 139 352 47
Rate per 1,000 3.19 8.07 1.08

United States Property CRIMES

Population: 325,719,178
burglary theft motor vehicle theft
Report Total 1,401,840 5,519,107 773,139
Rate per 1,000 4.30 16.94 2.37

Urbandale Crimes Per Square Mile

Urbandale 30
Iowa 16