Reported Annual Crime In Lancaster

StatisticReportedincidents/100k peopleLancaster/100k peoplePennsylvania/100k peopleNational/100k people
Total crime2,651n/a (estimate)4,4672,0592,837
StatisticReportedincidents/100k peopleLancaster/100k peoplePennsylvania/100k peopleNational/100k people
Murder4n/a6.75.25.3
Rape92n/a155.034.740.4
Robbery164n/a276.496.4102.8
Assault227n/a382.5180.1248.5
Violent crime487n/a (estimate)821316386
Burglary255n/a429.7277.8468.9
Theft1,828n/a3,080.61,362.81,745.0
Vehicle theft81n/a136.5102.1236.9
Property crime2,164n/a (estimate)3,6471,7432,451
A general overview of all the annual reported crimes in Lancaster, PA 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, PA. 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, PA averages 117% higher than the rest of Pennsylvania while the rate of crime on a national scale is 57% higher than. You'll find that the occurrence of violent crime in Lancaster, PA is 159% higher than the average rate of crime in Pennsylvania and 112% higher than the rest of the nation. Similarly, crime involving property stands 109% higher than the remainder of the state of Pennsylvania and 49% 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, PA area.

Nearby Cities With Low Crime Rates

City, StatePopulationViolent crime/100k peopleProperty crime/100k peopleTotal crime/100k people
East Petersburg, PA4,50466353420
Lititz, PA9,38622401422
Terre Hill, PA1,38471357429
Landisville, PA1,84467371439
Intercourse, PA1,30081447528
Gap, PA1,96686474560
Salunga, PA2,97487482570
Lancaster, PA59,3688213,6474,467

Did you know?

  • The overall crime rate in Lancaster is 57% higher than the national average.
  • For every 100,000 people, there are 12.24 daily crimes that occur in Lancaster.
  • Lancaster is safer than 8% of the cities in the United States.
  • In Lancaster you have a 1 in 23 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 illustration above looks at the comparison of crimes committed in Lancaster, PA on a daily bases (per 100,000 people) to crimes committed throughout the state of Pennsylvania. A comparison to the average number of daily national crimes is displayed as well. According to the latest crime statistics, daily crimes in Lancaster, PA (which include property crimes as well as violent crimes), when compared to Pennsylvania state wide, are 2.17 times more than the state average and 1.57 times more than than national statistics. Violent crimes committed in Lancaster, PA on a daily bases are 2.59 times more than than Pennsylvania average and 2.12 times more than the average nationwide. Daily property crime rates in Lancaster, PA are 2.09 times more than the daily state average and 1.49 times more than the daily national numbers.

How Safe is Lancaster (higher is better)

What are the odds that you'll be safer in Lancaster, PA compared to other areas of Pennsylvania, as well as the rest of America? In the included graphs, it's depicted that Lancaster, PA safer than 6% when compared to other Pennsylvania cities, and 8% compared to all other cities across America. These statistics are derived from a closer look at each city's crime rate in Pennsylvania, as well as the rest of the US. It is then determined which cities see less crime than Lancaster, PA. At this time, Lancaster, PA 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 122
The chance of being a victim of property crime in Lancaster is 1 in 28
The chance of being a victim of crime in Lancaster is 1 in 23
Are you interested in knowing the odds that you will be a crime victim in Lancaster, PA? 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, PA, you have a 1 in 122 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 28. These crimes include theft, vehicle theft, and burglary. Your overall chance of being a victim of crime in Lancaster, PA is 1 in 23.

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

A good indicator of whether Lancaster, PA is becoming a safer or a more dangerous place to live can be determined by analyzing the year over year crime rate. In the graph above, the year over year crime rates are displayed for violent, property and total crimes per 100,000 people. The number of violent crimes in Lancaster, PA has increased by 21%, while the property crime rate in Lancaster, PA has decreased by 6% year over year. The number of total crimes in Lancaster, PA has decreased by 2% year over year.

Lancaster police department

ItemLancasterPennsylvaniaNational
Law enforcement employees (officers & civilians)16314,701556,527
Police officers & civilians /1000 residents2.71.83.3
There are a total of 163 Lancaster police officers. This results in 2.7 police officers per 1,000 residents which is 48.4% greater than the Pennsylvania average and 17.1% less than the National average.

Sex offenders in Pennsylvania

StateTotal offendersPennsylvania /100KNational /100K
Pennsylvania17,973146222
There are a total of 17,973 sex offenders in Pennsylvania. This yields a total of 146 sex offenders in Pennsylvania per 100,000 residents which is 34% less than the national average.

Cities with similar population

City, StatePopulationViolent crime/100k peopleProperty crime/100k peopleTotal crime/100k people
Brentwood, NY59,4365182,1292,647
Blaine, MN59,2951242,7142,838
Reston, VA59,217100855955
National City, CA59,5434342,2362,669
Pontiac, MI59,6581,2482,3753,623
Lancaster, PA59,3688213,6474,467
Source: The Lancaster, PA 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.