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Total crime 16%
Violent crime 16%
Property crime 23%
Date & Last Updated: This data reflects the 2020 calendar year and was released from the FBI in September, 2021; this is the most current data available.
StatisticReportedincidents/100k peopleCreston/100k peopleIowa/100k peopleNational/100k people
Total crime210n/a (estimate)2,7272,0022,346
Murder0n/a0.03.56.5
Rape0n/a0.040.738.4
Robbery0n/a0.029.873.9
Assault25n/a324.6229.4279.7
Violent crime25n/a (estimate)325304388
Burglary54n/a701.2371.1314.2
Theft114n/a1,480.31,130.11,398.0
Vehicle theft17n/a220.8197.1246.0
Property crime185n/a (estimate)2,4021,6981,958

Key findings

  • Creston crime rates are 16% higher than the national average
  • Violent crimes in Creston are 16% lower than the national average
  • In Creston you have a 1 in 37 chance of becoming a victim of crime
  • Creston is safer than 30% of the cities in the United States
  • Year over year crime in Creston has increased by 12%

Creston crime map

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The Creston crime map provides a detailed overview of all crimes in Creston as reported by the local law enforcement agency. Based on the color coded legend above, the crime map outlines the areas with lower crime compared to the areas with higher crime. The Creston crime heat map offers insight into the total crimes on a block group level.

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      Daily Crime In Creston (per 100,000 people)

      The graph above looks at the comparison of crimes committed in Creston on a daily basis (per 100,000 people) to crimes committed throughout the state of Iowa and the USA. According to the latest crime statistics, daily crimes in Creston (which include property crimes as well as violent crimes), when compared to Iowa, are 1.36 times more than the state average and 1.16 times more than than national average. Violent crimes committed in Creston on a daily basis are 1.07 times more than than Iowa average and 1.19 times less than the average nationwide. Daily property crime rates in Creston are 1.41 times more than the daily state average and 1.23 times more than the daily national numbers.

      How Safe is Creston (higher is better)

      What are the odds that you'll be safer in Creston, Iowa compared to other areas of Iowa, as well as the rest of America? When it comes down to it, is Creston safe? In the graphs above, it shows that Creston is safer than 24% of Iowa cities, and 30% compared to all other cities across America. These statistics are calculated by taking a closer look at each city's crime rate in Iowa, as well as the rest of the US. It is then determined which cities see less crime than Creston. At this time, Creston sees a below average rate of crime in comparison to other United States cities.

      Chance of Being A Victim of Crime in Creston

      The chance of being a victim of violent crime in Creston is 1 in 309
      The chance of being a victim of property crime in Creston is 1 in 42
      The chance of being a victim of crime in Creston is 1 in 37
      How likely are you to become a victim of crime? In Creston, Iowa you have a 1 in 309 chance of becoming a victim of violent crime. Violent crimes include murder, rape, robbery and assault. With regards to property crime, you have a 1 in 42 chance of becoming a victim. Property crimes include burglary, theft and vehicle theft. Overall, you have a 1 in 37 chance of becoming a victim of crime in Creston.

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

      An analysis of year to year crime rates in Creston, Iowa (per 100,000 people) is a useful indicator of whether the area is becoming a safer or a more dangerous place to live. The amount of violent crime in Creston has decreased by 3%, the amount of property crime in Creston has increased by 14%, and the total amount of crime in Creston has increased by 12% year over year.

      Creston police department

      ItemCrestonIowaNational
      Law enforcement employees (officers & civilians)143,827558,732
      Police officers & civilians /1000 residents1.81.83.3
      There are a total of 14 Creston police officers. This results in 1.8 police officers per 1,000 residents which is 1.3% less than the Iowa average and 45.3% less than the National average.

      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
      Lenox, IA1,424138772910
      Macksburg, IA1213571,9932,350
      Orient, IA4263922,1912,583
      Afton, IA9674182,3372,755
      Tingley, IA1774212,3522,774
      Shannon City, IA544412,4652,906
      Prescott, IA2504512,5202,972
      Creston, IA7,8773252,4022,727

      Cities with similar population

      City, StatePopulationViolent crime/100k peopleProperty crime/100k peopleTotal crime/100k people
      Memphis, FL7,8784301,9822,412
      Perry, IA7,8762221,3951,617
      Floris, VA7,87673511584
      Stayton, OR7,8752152,9053,121
      Thousand Palms, CA7,8755812,8123,393
      Creston, IA7,8773252,4022,727
      Source: The Creston, IA crime data displayed above is derived from the FBI's uniform crime reports for the year of 2020. 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.