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Total crime 19%
Violent crime 0%
Property crime 22%
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 peopleNebraska/100k peopleNational/100k people
Total crime0n/a (estimate)2,963 (estimate)2,3402,489
Murdern/an/an/a2.35.0
Rapen/an/an/a64.842.6
Robberyn/an/an/a40.981.6
Assaultn/an/an/a192.9250.2
Violent crimen/an/a (estimate)381 (estimate)301379
Burglaryn/an/an/a245.3340.5
Theftn/an/an/a1,536.31,549.5
Vehicle theftn/an/an/a257.7219.9
Property crimen/an/a (estimate)2,582 (estimate)2,0392,110

Key findings

  • Preston crime rates are 19% higher than the national average
  • Violent crimes in Preston are equal to the national average
  • In Preston you have a 1 in 34 chance of becoming a victim of crime
  • Preston is safer than 25% of the cities in the United States
  • Year over year crime in Preston has decreased by 1%

Preston crime map

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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 263
      The chance of being a victim of property crime in Preston is 1 in 39
      The chance of being a victim of crime in Preston is 1 in 34

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

      Preston police department

      ItemPrestonNebraskaNational
      Law enforcement employees (officers & civilians)n/a2,523558,732
      Police officers & civilians /1000 residentsn/a2.13.3

      Sex offenders in Nebraska

      StateTotal offendersNebraska /100KNational /100K
      Nebraska6,070345266
      There are a total of 6,070 sex offenders in Nebraska. This yields a total of 345 sex offenders in Nebraska per 100,000 residents which is 30% greater than the national average.

      Nearby Cities With Low Crime Rates

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      Highland, KS1,047400400801
      Sabetha, KS2,57001,1291,129
      Falls City, NE4,2251941,0651,259
      Big Lake, MO904992,6633,162
      Stella, NE2054152,8093,223
      Shubert, NE1824222,8593,281
      Rulo, NE1854412,9903,431
      Preston, NE323812,5822,963

      Cities with similar population

      City, StatePopulationViolent crime/100k peopleProperty crime/100k peopleTotal crime/100k people
      Ronneby, MN323182,7993,116
      Virgil, KS326643,7394,404
      Lipscomb, TX324872,7783,265
      Alice, ND324212,9223,344
      Clam Lake, WI322001,0021,202
      Preston, NE323812,5822,963
      Source: The Preston, NE 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.