Reported Annual Crime In Lancaster

StatisticReportedincidents/100k peopleLancaster/100k peopleOhio/100k peopleNational/100k people
Total crime1,967n/a (estimate)4,9232,8782,837
StatisticReportedincidents/100k peopleLancaster/100k peopleOhio/100k peopleNational/100k people
Murder0n/a0.05.65.3
Rape30n/a75.148.140.4
Robbery46n/a115.1107.8102.8
Assault65n/a162.7138.7248.5
Violent crime141n/a (estimate)353300386
Burglary271n/a678.2575.9468.9
Theft1,499n/a3,751.41,832.31,745.0
Vehicle theft56n/a140.1169.3236.9
Property crime1,826n/a (estimate)4,5702,5782,451
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 71% higher than the rest of Ohio while the rate of crime on a national scale is 74% higher than. You'll find that the occurrence of violent crime in Lancaster, OH is 18% higher than the average rate of crime in Ohio and 9% lower than the rest of the nation. Similarly, crime involving property stands 77% higher than the remainder of the state of Ohio and 86% 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.

Nearby Cities With Low Crime Rates

City, StatePopulationViolent crime/100k peopleProperty crime/100k peopleTotal crime/100k people
Thornport, OH1,00054466521
Harbor Hills, OH1,59384719802
Baltimore, OH2,96334842875
Lithopolis, OH1,4390928928
Thornville, OH1,196104894998
Millersport, OH1,3481059021,007
Bremen, OH1,8261251,0781,204
Lancaster, OH39,4833534,5704,923

Did you know?

  • The overall crime rate in Lancaster is 74% higher than the national average.
  • For every 100,000 people, there are 13.49 daily crimes that occur in Lancaster.
  • Lancaster is safer than 19% of the cities in the United States.
  • In Lancaster you have a 1 in 21 chance of becoming a victim of any crime.
  • The number of total year over year crimes in Lancaster has decreased by 2%.

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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 1.71 times more than the Ohio average and 1.74 times more than the national average. Violent crime statistics in Lancaster, OH are 1.18 times more than the Ohio average and 1.09 times less than the national average. Regarding crimes committed against personal property, Lancaster, OH has a daily crime rate that is 1.77 times more than the Ohio average and 1.86 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 10% when compared to other Ohio cities, and 19% 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 284
The chance of being a victim of property crime in Lancaster is 1 in 22
The chance of being a victim of crime in Lancaster is 1 in 21
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 284 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 22. These types of crime include burglary, petty theft, and theft of motor vehicles. Altogether, there is a 1 in 21 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 increased by 45% in violent crimes. At the same time, property crime has decreased by 5% year over year. Total crimes for Lancaster, OH has decreased by 2% in the same time frame.

Lancaster police department

ItemLancasterOhioNational
Law enforcement employees (officers & civilians)8017,044558,732
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% 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.

Cities with similar population

City, StatePopulationViolent crime/100k peopleProperty crime/100k peopleTotal crime/100k people
Clovis, NM39,4615616,0046,565
Marlborough, MA39,5454011,4061,807
Culver City, CA39,3955345,1665,700
Bremerton, WA39,3884973,9544,450
Duncanville, TX39,5995073,1173,623
Lancaster, OH39,4833534,5704,923
Source: The Lancaster, OH 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.