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Total crime 24%
Violent crime 8%
Property crime 26%
Date & Last Updated: This data reflects the 2019 calendar year and was released from the FBI in September, 2020; this is the most current data available.
Crime data for this area is not available from the FBI, so estimates are used based on demographic data including, but not limited to: home prices, income per capita and population density.
StatisticReportedincidents/100k peopleChester/100k peopleIowa/100k peopleNational/100k people
Total crime0n/a (estimate)3,075 (estimate)2,0002,489
Murdern/an/an/a1.95.0
Rapen/an/an/a36.942.6
Robberyn/an/an/a27.481.6
Assaultn/an/an/a200.4250.2
Violent crimen/an/a (estimate)410 (estimate)267379
Burglaryn/an/an/a371.1340.5
Theftn/an/an/a1,199.61,549.5
Vehicle theftn/an/an/a163.0219.9
Property crimen/an/a (estimate)2,664 (estimate)1,7342,110

Key findings

  • Chester crime rates are 24% higher than the national average
  • Violent crimes in Chester are 8% higher than the national average
  • In Chester you have a 1 in 33 chance of becoming a victim of crime
  • Chester is safer than 27% of the cities in the United States
  • Year over year crime in Chester has increased by 3%

Chester crime map

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      Daily Crime In Chester (per 100,000 people)

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      Chance of Being A Victim of Crime in Chester

      The chance of being a victim of violent crime in Chester is 1 in 244
      The chance of being a victim of property crime in Chester is 1 in 38
      The chance of being a victim of crime in Chester is 1 in 33

      Year Over Year Crime In Chester (per 100,000 people)

      Chester police department

      ItemChesterIowaNational
      Law enforcement employees (officers & civilians)n/a3,827558,732
      Police officers & civilians /1000 residentsn/a1.83.3

      Sex offenders in Iowa

      StateTotal offendersIowa /100KNational /100K
      Iowa6,040205266
      There are a total of 6,040 sex offenders in Iowa. This yields a total of 205 sex offenders in Iowa per 100,000 residents which is 23% less than the national average.

      Nearby Cities With Low Crime Rates

      City, StatePopulationViolent crime/100k peopleProperty crime/100k peopleTotal crime/100k people
      Preston, MN1,3830233233
      Cresco, IA3,8390553553
      Grand Meadow, MN1,1621139981,111
      Spring Valley, MN2,4511291,1381,268
      Riceville, IA8343522,2882,641
      Lime Springs, IA4863592,3342,693
      McIntire, IA1203832,4862,868
      Chester, IA2634102,6643,075

      Cities with similar population

      City, StatePopulationViolent crime/100k peopleProperty crime/100k peopleTotal crime/100k people
      Gowen, OK2635723,7674,339
      White Oak, OK2634943,2553,749
      Merino, CO2635863,9854,571
      Ebro, FL2635593,1753,734
      Magnetic Springs, OH2634042,8373,241
      Chester, IA2634102,6643,075
      Source: The Chester, IA crime data displayed above is derived from the FBI's uniform crime reports for the year of 2018. The crime report encompasses more than 18,000 city and state law enforcement agencies reporting data on property and violent crimes. The uniform crime reports program represents approximately 309 million American residents, which results in 98% coverage of metropolitan statistical areas.