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Total crime 32%
Violent crime 40%
Property crime 30%
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. Either data from local enforcement agencies is applied or estimates are created based on demographic data including, but not limited to: home prices, income per capita and population density.
StatisticReportedincidents/100k peopleLester/100k peopleIowa/100k peopleNational/100k people
Total crime0n/a (estimate)1,704 (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)227 (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)1,477 (estimate)1,7342,110

Key findings

  • Lester crime rates are 32% lower than the national average
  • Violent crimes in Lester are 40% lower than the national average
  • In Lester you have a 1 in 59 chance of becoming a victim of crime
  • Lester is safer than 50% of the cities in the United States
  • Year over year crime in Lester has increased by 3%

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The Lester crime map provides a detailed overview of all crimes in Lester 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 Lester crime heat map offers insight into the total crimes on a block group level.

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      Daily Crime In Lester (per 100,000 people)

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      Chance of Being A Victim of Crime in Lester

      The chance of being a victim of violent crime in Lester is 1 in 440
      The chance of being a victim of property crime in Lester is 1 in 68
      The chance of being a victim of crime in Lester is 1 in 59

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

      Lester police department

      ItemLesterIowaNational
      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
      Brandon, SD9,67468264332
      Rock Rapids, IA2,569117760877
      Anderson, SD2712981,3241,622
      Luverne, MN4,6601971,7371,934
      Canton, SD3,3063411,6762,016
      Larchwood, IA8652941,9072,200
      Inwood, IA8793202,0802,400
      Lester, IA2692271,4771,704

      Cities with similar population

      City, StatePopulationViolent crime/100k peopleProperty crime/100k peopleTotal crime/100k people
      Bemus Point, NY2693471,3271,674
      Paguate, NM2691,1534,3155,468
      Lenora, KS2695112,8793,391
      Custer, MI2696172,2382,855
      White Plains, GA2694883,3973,885
      Lester, IA2692271,4771,704
      Source: The Lester, IA crime data displayed above is derived from the FBI's uniform crime reports for the year of 2019. 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.