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Total crime 67%
Violent crime 71%
Property crime 66%
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 peoplePreston/100k peopleIowa/100k peopleNational/100k people
Total crime0n/a (estimate)830 (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)111 (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)720 (estimate)1,7342,110

Key findings

  • Preston crime rates are 67% lower than the national average
  • Violent crimes in Preston are 71% lower than the national average
  • In Preston you have a 1 in 121 chance of becoming a victim of crime
  • Preston is safer than 76% of the cities in the United States
  • Year over year crime in Preston has increased by 3%

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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 903
      The chance of being a victim of property crime in Preston is 1 in 139
      The chance of being a victim of crime in Preston is 1 in 121

      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, IA2,193118766884
      Fulton, IL3,4551501,8021,952
      Springbrook, IA1373041,9722,276
      Goose Lake, IA2753092,0072,316
      Miles, IA4103122,0232,335
      Welton, IA1513162,0512,367
      Delmar, IA4973302,1462,476
      Preston, IA1,037111720830

      Cities with similar population

      City, StatePopulationViolent crime/100k peopleProperty crime/100k peopleTotal crime/100k people
      Red Lick, TX1,037107613720
      Dixon, NM1,0373801,4221,802
      New Philadelphia, PA1,037159728886
      Gore, OK1,036213745958
      Lucama, NC1,0361941,2291,423
      Preston, IA1,037111720830
      Source: The Preston, 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.