Reported Annual Crime In Lexington

StatisticReportedincidents/100k peopleLexington/100k peopleNorth Carolina/100k peopleNational/100k people
Total crime703n/a (estimate)3,6353,0972,860
StatisticReportedincidents/100k peopleLexington/100k peopleNorth Carolina/100k peopleNational/100k people
Murder0n/a0.05.14.9
Rape5n/a25.926.738.6
Robbery21n/a108.687.9101.9
Assault52n/a268.9227.3237.8
Violent crime78n/a (estimate)403347373
Burglary203n/a1,049.6745.2491.4
Theft395n/a2,042.41,871.11,775.4
Vehicle theft27n/a139.6133.8220.2
Property crime625n/a (estimate)3,2322,7502,487
A general overview of all the annual reported crimes in Lexington, NC 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 Lexington, NC. 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 Lexington, NC averages 17% higher than the rest of North Carolina while the rate of crime on a national scale is 27% higher than. You'll find that the occurrence of violent crime in Lexington, NC is 16% higher than the average rate of crime in North Carolina and 8% higher than the rest of the nation. Similarly, crime involving property stands 18% higher than the remainder of the state of North Carolina and 30% higher than the nation's average. Both of these statistics relate to how safe residents and businesses are while performing everyday activities in the Lexington, NC area.

Did you know?

  • The overall crime rate in Lexington is 27% higher than the national average.
  • For every 100,000 people, there are 9.96 daily crimes that occur in Lexington.
  • Lexington is safer than 25% of the cities in the United States.
  • In Lexington you have a 1 in 28 chance of becoming a victim of any crime.
  • The number of total year over year crimes in Lexington has decreased by 5%.

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Daily Crime In Lexington (per 100,000 people)

The chart above shows the number of daily crimes in Lexington, NC per 100,000 individuals. The total number of daily crimes is also reported for North Carolina and on a national scale. In Lexington, NC the entire number of daily crimes is accurately recorded at 1.17 times more than the North Carolina average and 1.27 times more than the national average. The typical number of daily violent crimes in Lexington, NC is 1.16 times more than the North Carolina average and 1.08 times more than the calculated daily national average. With regards to recent property crimes, Lexington, NC has a constant daily crime rate that is 1.18 times more than the North Carolina average and 1.30 times more than the overall daily national average.

How Safe is Lexington (higher is better)

Are people any safer living in the Lexington, NC area in comparison to other North Carolina communities and all other cities throughout the United States? The evidence provided by these graphs show Lexington, NC being safer than 45% of cities in North Carolina and 25% of cities across the United States as a whole. This is evident by tracking North Carolina cities as well as all US cities over a one year period to contrast crime statistics as they relate to Lexington, NC. In conclusion, Lexington, NC now ranks below average in comparison to all United States cities.

Chance of Being A Victim of Crime in Lexington

The chance of being a victim of violent crime in Lexington is 1 in 248
The chance of being a victim of property crime in Lexington is 1 in 31
The chance of being a victim of crime in Lexington is 1 in 28
Wondering what the chances are that you fall victim to a crime in Lexington, NC? The illustrations above show how likely you are to become a victim of violent crime, property crime or any crime. In Lexington, NC you have a 1 in 248 chance of becoming a victim of violent crime. Violent crimes include murder, rape, robbery and assault. With regards to property crime, you have a 1 in 31 chance of becoming a victim. Property crimes include burglary, theft and vehicle theft. Overall, you have a 1 in 28 chance of becoming a victim of crime in Lexington, NC.

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

The year over year change in crime helps to understand whether crime in Lexington, NC is on the rise or declining. Analysts use this measure in order to eliminate the effect of changes in crime by the season. Year over year change in crime is shown for violent, property and total crimes per 100,000 people in the graph above. Clearly, the violent crime rate in Lexington, NC has decreased by 9%, while the property crime rate in Lexington, NC has decreased by 5% year over year. Summing up the numbers, Lexington, NC has decreased by 5% with regards to total crimes year over year.

Lexington police department

ItemLexingtonNorth CarolinaNational
Law enforcement employees (officers & civilians)7414,511556,527
Police officers & civilians /1000 residents3.94.83.3
There are a total of 74 Lexington police officers. This results in 3.9 police officers per 1,000 residents which is 18.9% less than the North Carolina average and 18.6% greater than the National average.

Sex offenders in North Carolina

StateTotal offendersNorth Carolina /100KNational /100K
North Carolina21,070256222
There are a total of 21,070 sex offenders in North Carolina. This yields a total of 256 sex offenders in North Carolina per 100,000 residents which is 15% greater than the national average.

Nearby Cities With Low Crime Rates

City, StatePopulationViolent crime/100k peopleProperty crime/100k peopleTotal crime/100k people
Advance, NC1,14549386435
Bermuda Run, NC2,53254431486
Southmont, NC1,316102809912
Granite Quarry, NC2,9711531,2121,365
Wallburg, NC3,0561601,2711,431
Lexington, NC19,0294033,2323,635

Cities with similar population

City, StatePopulationViolent crime/100k peopleProperty crime/100k peopleTotal crime/100k people
Niles, OH19,0283163,9214,237
Brook Park, OH19,0273292,9193,249
Angleton, TX19,0342702,0232,293
Brookfield, IL19,0222991,5491,848
Albany, CA19,0201723,0673,240
Lexington, NC19,0294033,2323,635
Source: The Lexington, NC 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.