Lexington, SC
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The crime rate in Lexington is considerably higher than the national average across all communities in America from the largest to the smallest, although at 34 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 Lexington is 1 in 29. Based on FBI crime data, Lexington is not one of the safest communities in America. Relative to South Carolina, Lexington has a crime rate that is higher than 57% of the state's cities and towns of all sizes.

Importantly, when you compare Lexington to other communities of similar population, then Lexington crime rate (violent and property crimes combined) is quite a bit higher than average. Regardless of how Lexington 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 Lexington 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 Lexington.

From our analysis, we discovered that violent crime in Lexington 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 Lexington; such as armed robbery, aggravated assault, rape or murder; is 1 in 224. This equates to a rate of 4 per one thousand inhabitants.

NeighborhoodScout's analysis also reveals that Lexington's rate for property crime is 30 per one thousand population. This makes Lexington 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 Lexington is one in 34.

Lexington Crime Data

 
Crime Index

15

(100 is safest)


Safer than 15% of U.S. Cities

Lexington Annual Crimes
  Violent Property Total

Number of Crimes

90

595

685

Crime Rate
(per 1,000 residents)

4.47

29.55

34.02

Violent Crime

violent Crime Comparison (per 1,000 residents)

Crime
Lexington 4.47
South Carolina 5.04
My Chances of Becoming a Victim of a Violent Crime

1 in 224

in Lexington

1 in 198

in South Carolina
Lexington VIOLENT CRIMES
Population: 20,138
Murder Rape Robbery Assault
Report Total 0 5 4 81
Rate per 1,000 0.00 0.25 0.20 4.02
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
Lexington 29.55
South Carolina 32.93
My Chances of Becoming a Victim of a Property Crime

1 in 34

in Lexington

1 in 30

in South Carolina
Lexington Property CRIMES
Population: 20,138
burglary theft motor vehicle theft
Report Total 48 533 14
Rate per 1,000 2.38 26.47 0.70
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

Lexington Crimes Per Square Mile

Crime
Lexington 77
South Carolina 35