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Total crime 52%
Violent crime 82%
Property crime 46%
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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 peoplePreston/100k peopleIdaho/100k peopleNational/100k people
Total crime63n/a (estimate)1,1271,3552,346
Murder0n/a0.02.26.5
Rape2n/a35.845.538.4
Robbery0n/a0.09.573.9
Assault2n/a35.8185.3279.7
Violent crime4n/a (estimate)72243388
Burglary13n/a232.5204.2314.2
Theft46n/a822.6810.91,398.0
Vehicle theft0n/a0.096.7246.0
Property crime59n/a (estimate)1,0551,1121,958

Key findings

  • Preston crime rates are 52% lower than the national average
  • Violent crimes in Preston are 82% lower than the national average
  • In Preston you have a 1 in 89 chance of becoming a victim of crime
  • Preston is safer than 75% of the cities in the United States
  • Year over year crime in Preston has increased by 11%

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

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      Daily Crime In Preston (per 100,000 people)

      The above illustration depicts the number of crimes committed daily in Preston, per 100,000 residents. In Preston, the total number of daily crimes is 1.20 times less than the Idaho average and 2.08 times less than the national average. Violent daily crime statistics in Preston are 3.39 times less than the Idaho average and 5.42 times less than the national average. For property crime, Preston has a daily crime rate that is 1.05 times less than the Idaho average and 1.86 times less than the daily national average.

      How Safe is Preston (higher is better)

      Are people any safer living in Preston in comparison to other Idaho communities and all other areas throughout the United States? When we look at all cities across America, is Preston safe? The evidence provided by these graphs show Preston being safer than 78% of cities in Idaho and 75% of cities across the United States. This is evident by tracking Idaho cities as well as all US cities over a one year period to contrast crime statistics as they relate to Preston. In conclusion, Preston ranks above average compared to the rest of the United States.

      Chance of Being A Victim of Crime in Preston

      The chance of being a victim of violent crime in Preston is 1 in 1398
      The chance of being a victim of property crime in Preston is 1 in 95
      The chance of being a victim of crime in Preston is 1 in 89
      Are you worried about becoming a crime victim? In Preston, your chance of becoming a victim of a violent crime is 1 in 1398. Types of violent crimes may include assault, robbery, rape, or murder. You also have a 1 in 95 chance of being the victim of a property crime such as vehicle theft, personal property theft, and burglary. Your overall risk of becoming a crime victim in Preston is 1 in 89.

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

      Determining whether Preston is becoming less or more safe for its residents (per 100,000) is most easily done by comparing year-over-year crime rates. Preston violent crime rates have decreased by 20%. At the same time, property crime has increased by 14% year over year. Total crimes for Preston has increased by 11% in the same time frame.

      Preston police department

      ItemPrestonIdahoNational
      Law enforcement employees (officers & civilians)71,868558,732
      Police officers & civilians /1000 residents1.32.43.3
      There are a total of 7 Preston police officers. This results in 1.3 police officers per 1,000 residents which is 45.4% less than the Idaho average and 59.1% less than the National average.

      Sex offenders in Idaho

      StateTotal offendersIdaho /100KNational /100K
      Idaho4,932333266
      There are a total of 4,932 sex offenders in Idaho. This yields a total of 333 sex offenders in Idaho per 100,000 residents which is 25% greater than the national average.

      Nearby Cities With Low Crime Rates

      CityPopulationViolent crime/100k peopleProperty crime/100k peopleTotal crime/100k people
      Richmond, UT2,5461241,1721,296
      Lewiston, UT2,0771331,2521,384
      Dayton, ID5012911,3331,624
      Weston, ID4892981,3661,664
      Clifton, ID4152991,3661,665
      Franklin, ID6143111,4241,735
      Cove, UT3682912,7483,039
      Preston, ID5,252721,0551,127

      Cities with similar population

      CityPopulationViolent crime/100k peopleProperty crime/100k peopleTotal crime/100k people
      Mount Arlington, NJ5,25167538606
      Centerport, NY5,251118459577
      Hilmar-Irwin, CA5,2504622,2352,697
      Bluefield, VA5,2541875,6825,869
      Nelsonville, OH5,2493723,2343,606
      Preston, ID5,252721,0551,127
      Source: The Preston, ID 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.