Reported Annual Crime In Lancaster

StatisticReportedincidents/100k peopleLancaster/100k peopleOhio/100k peopleNational/100k people
Total crime2,005n/a (estimate)5,0392,8802,860
StatisticReportedincidents/100k peopleLancaster/100k peopleOhio/100k peopleNational/100k people
Murder1n/a2.54.34.9
Rape21n/a52.844.338.6
Robbery31n/a77.9108.1101.9
Assault44n/a110.6135.1237.8
Violent crime97n/a (estimate)244292373
Burglary263n/a660.9596.7491.4
Theft1,594n/a4,005.71,842.61,775.4
Vehicle theft51n/a128.2148.4220.2
Property crime1,908n/a (estimate)4,7952,5882,487
A general overview of all the annual reported crimes in Lancaster, OH is displayed above. The data has been arranged to make it easier to find both the gross total of reported crimes and the number of crimes reported per 100,000 people in Lancaster, OH. These statistics are further divided into two distinct categories (violent crimes and property crimes) to provide more insight to how prevalent crime is in the area. You'll find that the rate of crime in Lancaster, OH averages 75% higher than the rest of Ohio while the rate of crime on a national scale is 76% higher than. You'll find that the occurrence of violent crime in Lancaster, OH is 16% lower than the average rate of crime in Ohio and 35% lower than the rest of the nation. Similarly, crime involving property stands 85% higher than the remainder of the state of Ohio and 93% higher than the nation's average. Both of these statistics relate to how safe residents and businesses are while performing everyday activities in the Lancaster, OH area.

Did you know?

  • The overall crime rate in Lancaster is 76% higher than the national average.
  • For every 100,000 people, there are 13.8 daily crimes that occur in Lancaster.
  • Lancaster is safer than 23% of the cities in the United States.
  • In Lancaster you have a 1 in 20 chance of becoming a victim of any crime.
  • The number of total year over year crimes in Lancaster has increased by 8%.

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Daily Crime In Lancaster (per 100,000 people)

The above illustration depicts the number of crimes committed daily in Lancaster, OH per 100,000 residents. Additionally, daily crime statistics are also listed for Ohio as well as national figures. In Lancaster, OH the total number of daily crimes is 1.75 times more than the Ohio average and 1.76 times more than the national average. Violent crime statistics in Lancaster, OH are 1.20 times less than the Ohio average and 1.53 times less than the national average. Regarding crimes committed against personal property, Lancaster, OH has a daily crime rate that is 1.85 times more than the Ohio average and 1.93 times more than the daily national average.

How Safe is Lancaster (higher is better)

What are the odds that you'll be safer in Lancaster, OH compared to other areas of Ohio, as well as the rest of America? In the included graphs, it's depicted that Lancaster, OH safer than 14% when compared to other Ohio cities, and 23% compared to all other cities across America. These statistics are derived from a closer look at each city's crime rate in Ohio, as well as the rest of the US. It is then determined which cities see less crime than Lancaster, OH. At this time, Lancaster, OH sees a below average rate of crime in comparison to other United States cities.

Chance of Being A Victim of Crime in Lancaster

The chance of being a victim of violent crime in Lancaster is 1 in 411
The chance of being a victim of property crime in Lancaster is 1 in 21
The chance of being a victim of crime in Lancaster is 1 in 20
Do you want to know the risk of being victimized by a crime in Lancaster, OH? Displayed here are the statistics showing how likely you are to become a victim of a crime of violence, crime against your property, or any other crime. If you are in Lancaster, OH, then there is a 1 in 411 risk that you will experience a violent crime against you. These types of crimes may include homicide, sexual assault, robbery, and physical assault. Your risk of being a victim of property crime is 1 in 21. These types of crime include burglary, petty theft, and theft of motor vehicles. Altogether, there is a 1 in 20 risk that you will become a victim of crime in Lancaster, OH.

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

Determining whether Lancaster, OH is growing less or more safe for inhabitants is most easily done by comparing yearly crime rates. Graphs - like the one above - show crimes by crime type per 100,000 residents. They are displayed by crime types of violent, property, and total, in order to give a better overview of yearly crime rates. Lancaster, OH has decreased by 9% in violent crimes. At the same time, property crime has increased by 10% year over year. Total crimes for Lancaster, OH has increased by 8% in the same time frame.

Lancaster police department

ItemLancasterOhioNational
Law enforcement employees (officers & civilians)8017,044556,527
Police officers & civilians /1000 residents2.12.73.3
There are a total of 80 Lancaster police officers. This results in 2.1 police officers per 1,000 residents which is 24.1% less than the Ohio average and 37.2% less than the National average.

Sex offenders in Ohio

StateTotal offendersOhio /100KNational /100K
Ohio17,925156222
There are a total of 17,925 sex offenders in Ohio. This yields a total of 156 sex offenders in Ohio per 100,000 residents which is 30% less than the national average.

Nearby Cities With Low Crime Rates

City, StatePopulationViolent crime/100k peopleProperty crime/100k peopleTotal crime/100k people
Thornport, OH1,21653468521
Baltimore, OH2,97068574642
Harbor Hills, OH1,57481722803
Lithopolis, OH1,3500899899
Thornville, OH1,203101898999
Lancaster, OH39,1052444,7955,039

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City, StatePopulationViolent crime/100k peopleProperty crime/100k peopleTotal crime/100k people
Sherman, TX39,1194212,9723,394
Bozeman, MT39,1232662,6042,870
Marlborough, MA39,1413531,4211,775
North Fort Myers, FL39,1436413,9054,546
Brentwood, TN39,05940874915
Lancaster, OH39,1052444,7955,039
Source: The Lancaster, OH crime data displayed above is derived from the FBI's uniform crime reports for the year of 2015. 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.