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Total crime 76%
Violent crime 79%
Property crime 75%
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 peoplePrinceton/100k peopleIowa/100k peopleNational/100k people
Total crime0n/a (estimate)605 (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)81 (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)524 (estimate)1,7342,110

Key findings

  • Princeton crime rates are 76% lower than the national average
  • Violent crimes in Princeton are 79% lower than the national average
  • In Princeton you have a 1 in 166 chance of becoming a victim of crime
  • Princeton is safer than 84% of the cities in the United States
  • Year over year crime in Princeton has increased by 3%

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      Daily Crime In Princeton (per 100,000 people)

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      Chance of Being A Victim of Crime in Princeton

      The chance of being a victim of violent crime in Princeton is 1 in 1240
      The chance of being a victim of property crime in Princeton is 1 in 191
      The chance of being a victim of crime in Princeton is 1 in 166

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

      Princeton police department

      ItemPrincetonIowaNational
      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

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      Erie, IL1,5450266266
      Eldridge, IA6,12229602631
      Park View, IA2,71895619715
      Le Claire, IA3,931224499723
      Port Byron, IL1,670136617754
      Rapids City, IL1,095137620757
      Long Grove, IA9521409071,047
      Princeton, IA1,10081524605

      Cities with similar population

      City, StatePopulationViolent crime/100k peopleProperty crime/100k peopleTotal crime/100k people
      Cleary, MS1,10087743830
      Rockwell, IA1,100107695802
      Hagerman, ID1,100113566680
      Spur, TX1,1010253253
      Washington Mills, NY1,101165630795
      Princeton, IA1,10081524605
      Source: The Princeton, 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.