Reported Annual Crime In Lancaster

StatisticReportedincidents/100k peopleLancaster/100k peopleCalifornia/100k peopleNational/100k people
Total crime4,591n/a (estimate)2,8352,9982,837
StatisticReportedincidents/100k peopleLancaster/100k peopleCalifornia/100k peopleNational/100k people
Murder7n/a4.34.95.3
Rape73n/a45.134.940.4
Robbery340n/a209.9139.6102.8
Assault683n/a421.7265.9248.5
Violent crime1,103n/a (estimate)681445386
Burglary1,059n/a653.9479.8468.9
Theft1,816n/a1,121.21,623.01,745.0
Vehicle theft613n/a378.5450.3236.9
Property crime3,488n/a (estimate)2,1542,5532,451
The table above provides a full overview of all reported crimes in Lancaster, CA for the year. The sum of recorded criminal acts in Lancaster, CA is displayed; for comparisons, each offense is also shown in regards to the amount of offenses per 100,000 people. Along with this, they are separated into multiple categories: violent crimes and property crimes. The crime data reveals that the overall Lancaster, CA crime rates are 5% lower than in comparison to the California mean and are equal to the nation's mean. In regards to violent offenses, Lancaster, CA has a rate that is 53% higher than the California average; compared to the United States, it is 76% higher than. Looking at crimes involving property, Lancaster, CA is 16% lower than its state's mean, and 12% lower than the country's average.

Nearby Cities With Low Crime Rates

City, StatePopulationViolent crime/100k peopleProperty crime/100k peopleTotal crime/100k people
Agua Dulce, CA3,541122699821
Leona Valley, CA1,582142812954
Elizabeth Lake, CA1,7721871,0741,261
Desert View Highlands, CA2,4842601,4891,749
Littlerock, CA1,7862791,6021,881
Acton, CA7,1702811,6151,896
Palmdale, CA156,8234371,7112,148
Lancaster, CA159,6516812,1542,835

Did you know?

  • The overall crime rate in Lancaster is equal to the national average.
  • For every 100,000 people, there are 7.77 daily crimes that occur in Lancaster.
  • Lancaster is safer than 15% of the cities in the United States.
  • In Lancaster you have a 1 in 36 chance of becoming a victim of any crime.
  • The number of total year over year crimes in Lancaster has decreased by 5%.

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Daily Crime In Lancaster (per 100,000 people)

The number of daily crimes per 100,000 residents in Lancaster, CA is demonstrated in the illustration above. So that direct comparisons can be made, the number of daily crimes for California and on a national level are also posted. As you can see, the daily crimes for Lancaster, CA are 1.06 times less than the California average and 1.00 times less than the national level. Daily violent Crimes in Lancaster, CA are 1.53 times more than than California and 1.76 times more than the national mean. While daily property crimes in Lancaster, CA are 1.19 times less than than California and 1.14 times less than the national average.

How Safe is Lancaster (higher is better)

Many people wonder how safe they are in Lancaster, CA in comparison to other notable cities in the state of California as well as in comparison to the rest of the nation. Using the gauges above, which document and compare safety in Lancaster, CA to other cities in the state and across the country, Lancaster, CA is 17% safer than other cities of California and 15% safer than other cities in the nation. When referring to the results, which show crime scores in California cities and all around the United States, Lancaster, CA has a ranking of below average in comparison to other cities in the country, which is determined my comparing Lancaster, CA crime rate to all the other cities investigated.

Chance of Being A Victim of Crime in Lancaster

The chance of being a victim of violent crime in Lancaster is 1 in 147
The chance of being a victim of property crime in Lancaster is 1 in 47
The chance of being a victim of crime in Lancaster is 1 in 36
Are you interested in knowing the odds that you will be a crime victim in Lancaster, CA? Just look at the above illustrations to see what your chances are of becoming a victim of any crime, such as property crime or violent crime, in this city. In Lancaster, CA, you have a 1 in 147 chance of falling victim to a violent crime, such as rape, robbery, assault, or even murder. In terms of property crime, your chances of being a victim are 1 in 47. These crimes include theft, vehicle theft, and burglary. Your overall chance of being a victim of crime in Lancaster, CA is 1 in 36.

Year Over Year Crime In Lancaster (per 100,000 people)

The year over year change in crime helps to understand whether crime in Lancaster, CA is on the rise or declining. Analysts use this measure in order to eliminate the effect of changes in crime by the season. Year over year change in crime is shown for violent, property and total crimes per 100,000 people in the graph above. Clearly, the violent crime rate in Lancaster, CA has increased by 10%, while the property crime rate in Lancaster, CA has decreased by 9% year over year. Summing up the numbers, Lancaster, CA has decreased by 5% with regards to total crimes year over year.

Lancaster police department

ItemLancasterCaliforniaNational
Law enforcement employees (officers & civilians)n/a51,506558,732
Police officers & civilians /1000 residentsn/a3.63.3

Sex offenders in California

StateTotal offendersCalifornia /100KNational /100K
California68,119197222
There are a total of 68,119 sex offenders in California. This yields a total of 197 sex offenders in California per 100,000 residents which is 11% less than the national average.

Cities with similar population

City, StatePopulationViolent crime/100k peopleProperty crime/100k peopleTotal crime/100k people
Peoria, AZ158,6772002,1222,322
Corona, CA161,6141112,2182,329
Eugene, OR161,6493653,8314,196
Salem, OR161,9753204,0004,321
Fort Collins, CO157,2512082,4512,659
Lancaster, CA159,6516812,1542,835
Source: The Lancaster, CA crime data displayed above is derived from the FBI's uniform crime reports for the year of 2016. The crime report encompasses more than 18,000 city and state law enforcement agencies reporting data on property and violent crimes. The uniform crime reports program represents approximately 309 million American residents, which results in 98% coverage of metropolitan statistical areas.