Lancaster, CA
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Lancaster, CA crime analytics


The crime rate in Lancaster is considerably higher than the national average across all communities in America from the largest to the smallest, although at 30 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 Lancaster is 1 in 33. Based on FBI crime data, Lancaster is not one of the safest communities in America. Relative to California, Lancaster has a crime rate that is higher than 74% of the state's cities and towns of all sizes.

However, compared to other communities of similar population size, Lancaster has a crime rate that is noticeably lower than the average. This means that for comparably sized cities all across America, Lancaster is actually safer than most according to NeighborhoodScout's exclusive analysis of FBI crime data.

Now let us turn to take a look at how Lancaster 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 Lancaster.

For Lancaster, we found that the violent crime rate is one of the highest in the nation, across communities of all sizes (both large and small). Violent offenses tracked included rape, murder and non-negligent manslaughter, armed robbery, and aggravated assault, including assault with a deadly weapon. According to NeighborhoodScout's analysis of FBI reported crime data, your chance of becoming a victim of one of these crimes in Lancaster is one in 158.

NeighborhoodScout's analysis also reveals that Lancaster's rate for property crime is 24 per one thousand population. This makes Lancaster 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 Lancaster is one in 42.

Importantly, we found that Lancaster has one of the highest rates of motor vehicle theft in the nation according to our analysis of FBI crime data. This is compared to communities of all sizes, from the smallest to the largest. In fact, your chance of getting your car stolen if you live in Lancaster is one in 317.

Lancaster Crime Data

 
Crime Index

19

(100 is safest)


Safer than 19% of U.S. Cities

Lancaster Annual Crimes
  Violent Property Total

Number of Crimes

1,018

3,853

4,871

Crime Rate
(per 1,000 residents)

6.32

23.92

30.24

Violent Crime

violent Crime Comparison (per 1,000 residents)

Crime
Lancaster 6.32
California 4.26
My Chances of Becoming a Victim of a Violent Crime

1 in 158

in Lancaster

1 in 235

in California
Lancaster VIOLENT CRIMES
Population: 161,103
Murder Rape Robbery Assault
Report Total 7 82 332 597
Rate per 1,000 0.04 0.51 2.06 3.71
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
Lancaster 23.92
California 26.18
My Chances of Becoming a Victim of a Property Crime

1 in 42

in Lancaster

1 in 38

in California
Lancaster Property CRIMES
Population: 161,103
burglary theft motor vehicle theft
Report Total 1,345 2,000 508
Rate per 1,000 8.35 12.41 3.15
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

Lancaster Crimes Per Square Mile

Crime
Lancaster 52
California 90