Lincoln, NE
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The crime rate in Lincoln is considerably higher than the national average across all communities in America from the largest to the smallest, although at 37 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 Lincoln is 1 in 27. Based on FBI crime data, Lincoln is not one of the safest communities in America. Relative to Nebraska, Lincoln has a crime rate that is higher than 97% of the state's cities and towns of all sizes.

However, compared to other communities of similar population size, Lincoln has a crime rate that is noticeably lower than the average. This means that for comparably sized cities all across America, Lincoln 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 Lincoln 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 Lincoln.

From our analysis, we discovered that violent crime in Lincoln 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 Lincoln; such as armed robbery, aggravated assault, rape or murder; is 1 in 251. This equates to a rate of 4 per one thousand inhabitants.

NeighborhoodScout's analysis also reveals that Lincoln's rate for property crime is 33 per one thousand population. This makes Lincoln 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 Lincoln is one in 31.

Lincoln Crime Data

 

Crime Index

13

(100 is safest)


Safer than 13% of U.S. Cities

Lincoln Annual Crimes

  Violent Property Total

Number of Crimes

1,105

9,037

10,142

Crime Rate
(per 1,000 residents)

3.98

32.58

36.57

Violent Crime

violent Crime Comparison (per 1,000 residents)

Crime
Lincoln 3.98
Nebraska 2.75

My Chances of Becoming a Victim of a Violent Crime

1 in 251

in Lincoln

1 in 364

in Nebraska

Lincoln VIOLENT CRIMES

Population: 277,348
Murder Rape Robbery Assault
Report Total 1 273 * 214 617
Rate per 1,000 0.00 0.98 0.77 2.22
* Rape figures for this city adjusted from legacy to current definition based on FBI guidelines.

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
Lincoln 32.58
Nebraska 22.41

My Chances of Becoming a Victim of a Property Crime

1 in 31

in Lincoln

1 in 45

in Nebraska

Lincoln Property CRIMES

Population: 277,348
burglary theft motor vehicle theft
Report Total 1,328 7,346 363
Rate per 1,000 4.79 26.49 1.31

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

Lincoln Crimes Per Square Mile

Crime
Lincoln 112
Nebraska 18