Creston, IA
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The crime rate in Creston is considerably higher than the national average across all communities in America from the largest to the smallest, although at 20 crimes per one thousand residents, it is not among the communities with the very highest crime rate. The chance of becoming a victim of either violent or property crime in Creston is 1 in 49. Based on FBI crime data, Creston is not one of the safest communities in America. Relative to Iowa, Creston has a crime rate that is higher than 85% of the state's cities and towns of all sizes.

How does the crime rate in Creston compare to similar sized communities across America? When NeighborhoodScout compared Creston with other communities its size, we found that the crime rate was near the average for all other communities of similar size. So, whether Creston's crime rate is high or low compared to all places in the US, when we control for population size and compare it to places that are similar in size, it is near the middle of the pack in crime rate; not much more or less dangerous, and about what we would expect from the statistics.

Now let us turn to take a look at how Creston does for violent crimes specifically, and then how it does for property crimes. This is important because the overall crime rate can be further illuminated by understanding if violent crime or property crimes (or both) are the major contributors to the general rate of crime in Creston.

From our analysis, we discovered that violent crime in Creston occurs at a rate higher than in most communities of all population sizes in America. The chance that a person will become a victim of a violent crime in Creston; such as armed robbery, aggravated assault, rape or murder; is 1 in 413. This equates to a rate of 2 per one thousand inhabitants.

NeighborhoodScout's analysis also reveals that Creston's rate for property crime is 18 per one thousand population. This makes Creston a place where there is an above average chance of becoming a victim of a property crime, when compared to all other communities in America of all population sizes. Property crimes are motor vehicle theft, arson, larceny, and burglary. Your chance of becoming a victim of any of these crimes in Creston is one in 56.

Creston Crime Data

 
Crime Index

35

(100 is safest)


Safer than 35% of U.S. Cities

Creston Annual Crimes
  Violent Property Total

Number of Crimes

19

141

160

Crime Rate
(per 1,000 residents)

2.42

17.95

20.37

Violent Crime

violent Crime Comparison (per 1,000 residents)

Crime
Creston 2.42
Iowa 2.86
My Chances of Becoming a Victim of a Violent Crime

1 in 413

in Creston

1 in 350

in Iowa
Creston VIOLENT CRIMES
Population: 7,854
Murder Rape Robbery Assault
Report Total 0 0 1 18
Rate per 1,000 0.00 0.00 0.13 2.29
United States VIOLENT CRIMES
Population: 321,418,820
Murder Rape Robbery Assault
Report Total 15,696 124,047 327,374 764,449
Rate per 1,000 0.05 0.39 1.02 2.38

Property Crime

property Crime Comparison (per 1,000 residents)

Crime
Creston 17.95
Iowa 20.47
My Chances of Becoming a Victim of a Property Crime

1 in 56

in Creston

1 in 49

in Iowa
Creston Property CRIMES
Population: 7,854
burglary theft motor vehicle theft
Report Total 26 106 9
Rate per 1,000 3.31 13.50 1.15
United States Property CRIMES
Population: 321,418,820
burglary theft motor vehicle theft
Report Total 1,579,527 5,706,346 707,758
Rate per 1,000 4.91 17.75 2.20

Creston Crimes Per Square Mile

Crime
Creston 30
Iowa 15

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