Lancaster, KY
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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 25 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 40. Based on FBI crime data, Lancaster is not one of the safest communities in America. Relative to Kentucky, Lancaster has a crime rate that is higher than 80% of the state's cities and towns of all sizes.

Importantly, when you compare Lancaster to other communities of similar population, then Lancaster crime rate (violent and property crimes combined) is quite a bit higher than average. Regardless of how Lancaster does relative to all communities in America of all sizes, when NeighborhoodScout compared it to communities of similar population size, its crime rate per thousand residents stands out as higher than most.

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.

NeighborhoodScout's research shows that Lancaster's violent crime rate is 2 per one thousand inhabitants, which is about average for all communities in America, across all population sizes. Violent crimes that are tracked and included in this rate are armed robbery, aggravated assault, rape (not statutory), and murder and non-negligent manslaughter. Roughly similar to the national average, our analysis shows that your chance of becoming a victim of violent crime in Lancaster is one in 644.

NeighborhoodScout's analysis also reveals that Lancaster's rate for property crime is 23 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 43.

Lancaster Crime Data

 
Crime Index

27

(100 is safest)


Safer than 27% of U.S. Cities

Lancaster Annual Crimes
  Violent Property Total

Number of Crimes

6

90

96

Crime Rate
(per 1,000 residents)

1.55

23.29

24.84

Violent Crime

violent Crime Comparison (per 1,000 residents)

Crime
Lancaster 1.55
Kentucky 2.19
My Chances of Becoming a Victim of a Violent Crime

1 in 644

in Lancaster

1 in 457

in Kentucky
Lancaster VIOLENT CRIMES
Population: 3,864
Murder Rape Robbery Assault
Report Total 0 0 5 1
Rate per 1,000 0.00 0.00 1.29 0.26
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 23.29
Kentucky 21.78
My Chances of Becoming a Victim of a Property Crime

1 in 43

in Lancaster

1 in 46

in Kentucky
Lancaster Property CRIMES
Population: 3,864
burglary theft motor vehicle theft
Report Total 28 56 6
Rate per 1,000 7.25 14.49 1.55
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 49
Kentucky 29