Lancaster, OH
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With a crime rate of 50 per one thousand residents, Lancaster 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 20. Within Ohio, more than 95% of the communities have a lower crime rate than Lancaster.

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.

From our analysis, we discovered that violent crime in Lancaster 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 Lancaster; such as armed robbery, aggravated assault, rape or murder; is 1 in 410. This equates to a rate of 2 per one thousand inhabitants.

In addition, NeighborhoodScout found that a lot of the crime that takes place in Lancaster is property crime. Property crimes that are tracked for this analysis are burglary, larceny over fifty dollars, motor vehicle theft, and arson. In Lancaster, your chance of becoming a victim of a property crime is one in 21, which is a rate of 48 per one thousand population.

Lancaster Crime Data

 
Crime Index

6

(100 is safest)


Safer than 6% of U.S. Cities

Lancaster Annual Crimes
  Violent Property Total

Number of Crimes

97

1,908

2,005

Crime Rate
(per 1,000 residents)

2.44

47.98

50.42

Violent Crime

violent Crime Comparison (per 1,000 residents)

Crime
Lancaster 2.44
Ohio 2.92
My Chances of Becoming a Victim of a Violent Crime

1 in 410

in Lancaster

1 in 343

in Ohio
Lancaster VIOLENT CRIMES
Population: 39,766
Murder Rape Robbery Assault
Report Total 1 21 31 44
Rate per 1,000 0.03 0.53 0.78 1.11
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 47.98
Ohio 25.88
My Chances of Becoming a Victim of a Property Crime

1 in 21

in Lancaster

1 in 39

in Ohio
Lancaster Property CRIMES
Population: 39,766
burglary theft motor vehicle theft
Report Total 263 1,594 51
Rate per 1,000 6.61 40.08 1.28
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 106
Ohio 33