Lincoln, NE
Crime Rates



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Lincoln, NE crime analytics

Source & Methodology

Analytics built by:   Location, Inc.

Raw data sources:   18,000 local law enforcement agencies in the U.S.

Date(s) & Update Frequency:   Reflects 2017 calendar year; released from FBI in Sept. 2018 (latest available). Updated annually. Where is 2018 data?

Methodology:   Our nationwide meta-analysis overcomes the issues inherent in any crime database, including non-reporting and reporting errors. This is possible by associating the 9.4 million reported crimes in the U.S, including over 2 million geocoded point locations…. Read more

With a crime rate of 40 per one thousand residents, Lincoln has one of the highest crime rates in America compared to all communities of all sizes - from the smallest towns to the very largest cities. One's chance of becoming a victim of either violent or property crime here is one in 25. Within Nebraska, more than 99% of the communities have a lower crime rate than Lincoln.

How does the crime rate in Lincoln compare to similar sized communities across America? When NeighborhoodScout compared Lincoln with other communities its size, we found that the crime rate was near the average for all other communities of similar size. So, whether Lincoln'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 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.

For Lincoln, 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 Lincoln is one in 180.

NeighborhoodScout's analysis also reveals that Lincoln's rate for property crime is 34 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 29.

Importantly, we found that Lincoln 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 Lincoln is one in 327.

Lincoln Crime Data

 

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Safer than 10% of U.S. Cities

Lincoln Annual Crimes

  Violent Property Total

Number of Crimes

1,584

9,683

11,267

Crime Rate
(per 1,000 residents)

5.56

34.01

39.57

Violent Crime

violent Crime Comparison (per 1,000 residents)

Crime
Lincoln 5.56
Nebraska 3.06

My Chances of Becoming a Victim of a Violent Crime

1 in 180

in Lincoln

1 in 327

in Nebraska

Lincoln VIOLENT CRIMES

Population: 284,736
Murder Rape Robbery Assault
Report Total UNREPORTED UNREPORTED UNREPORTED UNREPORTED
Rate per 1,000 UNREPORTED UNREPORTED UNREPORTED UNREPORTED

United States VIOLENT CRIMES

Population: 325,719,178
Murder Rape Robbery Assault
Report Total 17,284 135,755 319,356 810,825
Rate per 1,000 0.05 0.42 0.98 2.49

Property Crime

property Crime Comparison (per 1,000 residents)

Crime
Lincoln 34.01
Nebraska 22.74

My Chances of Becoming a Victim of a Property Crime

1 in 29

in Lincoln

1 in 44

in Nebraska

Lincoln Property CRIMES

Population: 284,736
burglary theft motor vehicle theft
Report Total UNREPORTED UNREPORTED UNREPORTED
Rate per 1,000 UNREPORTED UNREPORTED UNREPORTED

United States Property CRIMES

Population: 325,719,178
burglary theft motor vehicle theft
Report Total 1,401,840 5,519,107 773,139
Rate per 1,000 4.30 16.94 2.37

Lincoln Crimes Per Square Mile

Crime
Lincoln 125
Nebraska 18