Lincoln, RI 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 2019 calendar year; released from FBI in Sept. 2020 (latest available). Updated annually. Where is 2020 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 about Scout's Crime Data

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 21 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 48. Based on FBI crime data, Lincoln is not one of the safest communities in America. Relative to Rhode Island, Lincoln has a crime rate that is higher than 85% of the state's cities and towns of all sizes.

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.

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 500. This equates to a rate of 2 per one thousand inhabitants.

NeighborhoodScout's analysis also reveals that Lincoln's rate for property crime is 19 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 53.

Lincoln Crime Data

 

Crime Index

27

(100 is safest)


Safer than 27% of U.S. Cities

Lincoln Annual Crimes

  Violent Property Total

Number of Crimes

44

411

455

Crime Rate
(per 1,000 residents)

2.00

18.69

20.69

Violent Crime

Violent Crime Comparison (per 1,000 residents)

20 15 10 5 0
2.0
2.21
National Median: 4
    Lincoln
    Rhode Island

My Chances of Becoming a Victim of a Violent Crime

1 in 500

in Lincoln

1 in 452

in Rhode Island

Lincoln VIOLENT CRIMES

Population: 21,987
Murder Rape Robbery Assault
Report Total 0 14 9 21
Rate per 1,000 0.00 0.64 0.41 0.96

United States VIOLENT CRIMES

Population: 328,239,523
Murder Rape Robbery Assault
Report Total 16,425 139,815 267,988 821,182
Rate per 1,000 0.05 0.43 0.82 2.50

Property Crime

Property Crime Comparison (per 1,000 residents)

100 75 50 25 0
18.69
15.35
National Median: 21
    Lincoln
    Rhode Island

My Chances of Becoming a Victim of a Property Crime

1 in 53

in Lincoln

1 in 65

in Rhode Island

Lincoln Property CRIMES

Population: 21,987
burglary theft motor vehicle theft
Report Total 35 346 30
Rate per 1,000 1.59 15.74 1.36

United States Property CRIMES

Population: 328,239,523
burglary theft motor vehicle theft
Report Total 1,117,696 5,086,096 721,885
Rate per 1,000 3.41 15.50 2.20

Lincoln Crimes Per Square Mile

200 150 100 50 0
25
38
National Median: 28.3
    Lincoln
    Rhode Island