Reported Annual Crime In Lancaster

StatisticReportedincidents/100k peopleLancaster/100k peopleSouth Carolina/100k peopleNational/100k people
Total crime0n/a (estimate)4,249 (estimate)3,7462,837
StatisticReportedincidents/100k peopleLancaster/100k peopleSouth Carolina/100k peopleNational/100k people
Murdern/an/an/a7.45.3
Rapen/an/an/a48.140.4
Robberyn/an/an/a81.3102.8
Assaultn/an/an/a365.0248.5
Violent crimen/an/a (estimate)569 (estimate)502386
Burglaryn/an/an/a664.7468.9
Theftn/an/an/a2,298.51,745.0
Vehicle theftn/an/an/a280.6236.9
Property crimen/an/a (estimate)3,679 (estimate)3,2442,451

Nearby Cities With Low Crime Rates

City, StatePopulationViolent crime/100k peopleProperty crime/100k peopleTotal crime/100k people
Waxhaw, NC10,8781391,0091,148
Catawba, SC1,4381841,1911,375
Lesslie, SC2,4081911,2371,429
Elgin CDP, SC2,7672361,5271,763
Irwin, SC1,3542421,5621,803
Kershaw, SC2,2392681,7291,996
JAARS, NC4303902,8723,262
Lancaster, SC8,8015693,6794,249

Did you know?

  • The overall crime rate in Lancaster is 50% higher than the national average.
  • For every 100,000 people, there are 11.64 daily crimes that occur in Lancaster.
  • Lancaster is safer than 16% of the cities in the United States.
  • In Lancaster you have a 1 in 24 chance of becoming a victim of any crime.
  • The number of total year over year crimes in Lancaster has decreased by 21%.

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Chance of Being A Victim of Crime in Lancaster

The chance of being a victim of violent crime in Lancaster is 1 in 176
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 24

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

Lancaster police department

ItemLancasterSouth CarolinaNational
Law enforcement employees (officers & civilians)465,812556,527
Police officers & civilians /1000 residentsn/a5.13.3

Sex offenders in South Carolina

StateTotal offendersSouth Carolina /100KNational /100K
South Carolina12,678314222
There are a total of 12,678 sex offenders in South Carolina. This yields a total of 314 sex offenders in South Carolina per 100,000 residents which is 41% greater than the national average.

Cities with similar population

City, StatePopulationViolent crime/100k peopleProperty crime/100k peopleTotal crime/100k people
Lapeer, MI8,8015693,6674,236
Madeira, OH8,8011059051,010
Delta, CO8,8011033,7823,885
Frostburg, MD8,8021981,8022,000
Highland Park, TX8,796542,1362,190
Lancaster, SC8,8015693,6794,249
Source: The Lancaster, SC 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.