It is located in Polk County, IA. It has a population of 217,277 inhabitants. The crime rate is - 508.34 per 10.000 people. There have been 11,045 arrests in 2017. The city has seen an uptick in arrest records since last year by 0.000%. The majority of crimes committed in Des Moines are larceny/theft crimes - 5,941 incarcerations, whereas the least popular crime is the murder and non negligent manslaughter - only 28 arrests.
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Most of the city arrests fall into 21-30 age group - 33.4%, the least crimes have committed people between 71-80 - 0.3%. When looking at arrest numbers - a great number of arrestees belonged to White race, whilst the least arrests had Hispanic race.
The city has seen more non-violent crimes than violent. There have been 1,456 felony charges and 9,589 non-violent crimes.
For the time period of 2007-2017, the city of Des Moines averaged 13,877 violent crimes. Of that total, 123 was for murder/non-negligent manslaughter, another 1,327 was for legacy rape, 3,081 was for robbery, and 9,346 was for aggravated assault.