Reported Annual Crime In Lancaster

StatisticReportedincidents/100k peopleLancaster/100k peopleSouth Carolina/100k peopleNational/100k people
Total crime487n/a (estimate)5,3723,7982,860
StatisticReportedincidents/100k peopleLancaster/100k peopleSouth Carolina/100k peopleNational/100k people
Murder0n/a0.08.14.9
Rape9n/a99.346.938.6
Robbery15n/a165.580.3101.9
Assault51n/a562.6369.1237.8
Violent crime75n/a (estimate)827505373
Burglary100n/a1,103.1705.7491.4
Theft309n/a3,408.72,322.71,775.4
Vehicle theft3n/a33.1264.9220.2
Property crime412n/a (estimate)4,5453,2932,487
The table above offers a complete overview of all reported annual crimes in Lancaster, SC. The total number of reported crimes in Lancaster, SC is shown and for comparison purposes, each crime is also displayed based on the number of crimes per 100,000 people. The crimes are also broken down into two categories; violent crimes and property crimes. The table shows that the overall Lancaster, SC crime rate is 41% higher than the South Carolina average and is 88% higher than the national average. Looking at violent crime specifically, Lancaster, SC has a violent crime rate that is 64% higher than the South Carolina average and 122% higher than the national average. For property crime, Lancaster, SC is 38% higher than the South Carolina average and 83% higher than the national average.

Did you know?

  • The overall crime rate in Lancaster is 88% higher than the national average.
  • For every 100,000 people, there are 14.72 daily crimes that occur in Lancaster.
  • Lancaster is safer than 7% of the cities in the United States.
  • In Lancaster you have a 1 in 19 chance of becoming a victim of any crime.
  • The number of total year over year crimes in Lancaster has decreased by 10%.

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Daily Crime In Lancaster (per 100,000 people)

The graph above illustrates the number of daily crimes in Lancaster, SC per 100,000 people. For comparison purposes, the number of daily crimes is also reported for South Carolina and on a national level. In Lancaster, SC the total number of daily crimes is 1.41 times more than the South Carolina average and 1.88 times more than the national average. The number of daily violent crimes in Lancaster, SC is 1.64 times more than the South Carolina average and 2.22 times more than the national average. With regards to property crimes, Lancaster, SC has a daily crime rate that is 1.38 times more than the South Carolina average and 1.83 times more than the national average.

How Safe is Lancaster (higher is better)

Compared to the other cities in South Carolina and cities in all other U.S. states, how safe is Lancaster, SC? From the gauges displayed above, you will notice that Lancaster, SC has been ranked safer than 32% of other cities in the state of South Carolina. In addition, Lancaster, SC is safer than 7% of cities in the entire United States. To achieve these results, all South Carolina and United States cities were analyzed to determine how many locations had a lower crime rate than Lancaster, SC. By studying this data, it was possible to determine that Lancaster, SC is below average in safety when compared with 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 121
The chance of being a victim of property crime in Lancaster is 1 in 23
The chance of being a victim of crime in Lancaster is 1 in 19
Do you want to know the risk of being victimized by a crime in Lancaster, SC? 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, SC, then there is a 1 in 121 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 23. These types of crime include burglary, petty theft, and theft of motor vehicles. Altogether, there is a 1 in 19 risk that you will become a victim of crime in Lancaster, SC.

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

The year over year crime rate for Lancaster, SC is an accurate tool for tracking the rise and fall of crime, and in determining whether living in Lancaster, SC has become a safer or more dangerous place to live. For example, the above graph shows the year over year crime rate for violent, property and total crimes per 100,000 people. The year over year data displayed in the graph shows that violent crimes have increased by 25% in Lancaster, SC, while property crimes in Lancaster, SC have decreased by 14%. Crimes in total for Lancaster, SC have decreased by 10% year over year.

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.

Nearby Cities With Low Crime Rates

City, StatePopulationViolent crime/100k peopleProperty crime/100k peopleTotal crime/100k people
Waxhaw, NC10,87874772846
Catawba, SC1,4381851,2091,394
Lesslie, SC2,4081921,2561,448
Elgin CDP, SC2,7672371,5501,787
Irwin, SC1,3542431,5851,828
Lancaster, SC8,8018274,5455,372

Cities with similar population

City, StatePopulationViolent crime/100k peopleProperty crime/100k peopleTotal crime/100k people
Lapeer, MI8,8013434,0134,356
Madeira, OH8,8011029081,011
Delta, CO8,8012423,7423,983
Frostburg, MD8,8021051,9872,092
Highland Park, TX8,796221,9681,990
Lancaster, SC8,8018274,5455,372
Source: The Lancaster, SC 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.