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Total crime 69%
Violent crime 73%
Property crime 68%
Date & Last Updated: This data reflects the 2018 calendar year and was released from the FBI in September, 2019; 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 peoplePreston/100k peopleIowa/100k peopleNational/100k people
Total crime0n/a (estimate)806 (estimate)1,9422,580
Murdern/an/an/a1.75.0
Rapen/an/an/a30.942.6
Robberyn/an/an/a29.586.2
Assaultn/an/an/a187.9246.8
Violent crimen/an/a (estimate)104 (estimate)250381
Burglaryn/an/an/a352.6376.0
Theftn/an/an/a1,190.41,594.6
Vehicle theftn/an/an/a148.5228.9
Property crimen/an/a (estimate)702 (estimate)1,6922,200

Key findings

  • Preston crime rates are 69% lower than the national average
  • Violent crimes in Preston are 73% lower than the national average
  • In Preston you have a 1 in 125 chance of becoming a victim of crime
  • Preston is safer than 79% of the cities in the United States
  • Year over year crime in Preston has decreased by 20%

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      Daily Crime In Preston (per 100,000 people)

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      Chance of Being A Victim of Crime in Preston

      The chance of being a victim of violent crime in Preston is 1 in 964
      The chance of being a victim of property crime in Preston is 1 in 143
      The chance of being a victim of crime in Preston is 1 in 125

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

      Preston police department

      ItemPrestonIowaNational
      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
      Bellevue, IA2,193110747858
      Fulton, IL3,4552741,4601,734
      Springbrook, IA1372841,9242,209
      Goose Lake, IA2752891,9582,248
      Miles, IA4102921,9742,266
      Welton, IA1512962,0022,297
      Delmar, IA4973092,0942,403
      Preston, IA1,037104702806

      Cities with similar population

      City, StatePopulationViolent crime/100k peopleProperty crime/100k peopleTotal crime/100k people
      Dixon, NM1,0373911,5621,953
      Red Lick, TX1,037105607712
      New Philadelphia, PA1,037159773932
      Rising Star, TX1,0382271,3061,533
      North Key Largo, FL1,03854320374
      Preston, IA1,037104702806
      Source: The Preston, 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.