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Total crime 20%
Violent crime 95%
Property crime 8%
Date & Last Updated: This data reflects the 2018 calendar year and was released from the FBI in September, 2019; this is the most current data available.
StatisticReportedincidents/100k peopleLancaster/100k peopleCalifornia/100k peopleNational/100k people
Total crime4,998n/a (estimate)3,1082,8282,580
Murder7n/a4.44.45.0
Rape94n/a58.539.242.6
Robbery298n/a185.3137.386.2
Assault794n/a493.7266.5246.8
Violent crime1,193n/a (estimate)742447381
Burglary1,001n/a622.4416.2376.0
Theft2,074n/a1,289.71,571.81,594.6
Vehicle theft730n/a453.9392.4228.9
Property crime3,805n/a (estimate)2,3662,3802,200

Key findings

  • Lancaster crime rates are 20% higher than the national average
  • Violent crimes in Lancaster are 95% higher than the national average
  • In Lancaster you have a 1 in 33 chance of becoming a victim of crime
  • Lancaster is safer than 10% of the cities in the United States
  • Year over year crime in Lancaster has increased by 10%

Lancaster crime map

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The Lancaster crime map provides a detailed overview of all crimes in Lancaster as reported by the local law enforcement agency. Based on the color coded legend above, the crime map outlines the areas with lower crime compared to the areas with higher crime. The Lancaster crime heat map offers insight into the total crimes on a block group level.

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      Daily Crime In Lancaster (per 100,000 people)

      The number of daily crimes per 100,000 residents in Lancaster, California is displayed in the graph above. As you can see, the daily crimes for Lancaster are 1.10 times more than the California average and 1.20 times more than the national level. Daily violent crimes in Lancaster are 1.66 times more than than California and 1.95 times more than the national mean. While daily property crimes in Lancaster are 1.01 times less than than California and 1.08 times more than the national average.

      How Safe is Lancaster (higher is better)

      Is Lancaster safe in comparison to other cities in the state of California as well as in comparison to the rest of the areas across the United States. Using the gauges above, which compare crime in Lancaster to other cities in the state and across the country, Lancaster is 11% safer than other cities of California and 10% safer than other cities in the nation. Lancaster has a ranks below average in comparison to other cities in the country.

      Chance of Being A Victim of Crime in Lancaster

      The chance of being a victim of violent crime in Lancaster is 1 in 135
      The chance of being a victim of property crime in Lancaster is 1 in 43
      The chance of being a victim of crime in Lancaster is 1 in 33
      Interested in knowing the odds that you will be a crime victim in Lancaster? In Lancaster, you have a 1 in 135 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 43. These crimes include theft, vehicle theft, and burglary. Your overall chance of being a victim of crime in Lancaster, CA is 1 in 33.

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

      The year over year change in crime per 100,000 people helps to understand whether crime in Lancaster, CA is on the rise or declining. The violent crime rate in Lancaster has decreased by 2%, while the property crime rate in Lancaster has increased by 15% year over year. Summing up the numbers, Lancaster has increased by 10% with regards to total crimes year over year.

      Lancaster police department

      ItemLancasterCaliforniaNational
      Law enforcement employees (officers & civilians)n/a51,506558,732
      Police officers & civilians /1000 residentsn/a3.63.3

      Sex offenders in California

      StateTotal offendersCalifornia /100KNational /100K
      California79,891232266
      There are a total of 79,891 sex offenders in California. This yields a total of 232 sex offenders in California per 100,000 residents which is 13% less than the national average.

      Nearby Cities With Low Crime Rates

      City, StatePopulationViolent crime/100k peopleProperty crime/100k peopleTotal crime/100k people
      Leona Valley, CA1,582131700831
      Agua Dulce, CA3,541137728864
      Elizabeth Lake, CA1,7721981,0561,254
      Littlerock, CA1,7862481,3201,568
      Desert View Highlands, CA2,4842611,3911,652
      Acton, CA7,1702971,5811,878
      Palmdale, CA156,8233741,5441,917
      Lancaster, CA159,6517422,3663,108

      Cities with similar population

      City, StatePopulationViolent crime/100k peopleProperty crime/100k peopleTotal crime/100k people
      Peoria, AZ158,6772281,9042,132
      Corona, CA161,6141551,9202,074
      Eugene, OR161,6493873,2223,610
      Salem, OR161,9754184,1684,586
      Fort Collins, CO157,2512332,2012,434
      Lancaster, CA159,6517422,3663,108
      Source: The Lancaster, CA crime data displayed above is derived from the FBI's uniform crime reports for the year of 2018. 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.