Reported Annual Crime In Lancaster

In the event that crime data for this area is not available from the FBI, estimates are used. The estimates are based on demographic data including, but not limited to: home prices, income per capita and population density.
StatisticReportedincidents/100k peopleLancaster/100k peopleSouth Carolina/100k peopleNational/100k people
Total crime0n/a (estimate)4,019 (estimate)3,7022,745
StatisticReportedincidents/100k peopleLancaster/100k peopleSouth Carolina/100k peopleNational/100k people
Murdern/an/an/a7.85.3
Rapen/an/an/a49.841.7
Robberyn/an/an/a77.098.0
Assaultn/an/an/a371.5248.9
Violent crimen/an/a (estimate)549 (estimate)506383
Burglaryn/an/an/a623.1430.4
Theftn/an/an/a2,289.11,694.4
Vehicle theftn/an/an/a283.8237.4
Property crimen/an/a (estimate)3,470 (estimate)3,1962,362

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Did you know?

  • The overall crime rate in Lancaster is 46% higher than the national average.
  • For every 100,000 people, there are 11.01 daily crimes that occur in Lancaster.
  • Lancaster is safer than 15% of the cities in the United States.
  • In Lancaster you have a 1 in 25 chance of becoming a victim of any crime.
  • The number of total year over year crimes in Lancaster has decreased by 25%.

Compare Lancaster, SC Crime To Other Cities

Daily Crime In Lancaster (per 100,000 people)

How Safe is Lancaster (higher is better)

Chance of Being A Victim of Crime in Lancaster

The chance of being a victim of violent crime in Lancaster is 1 in 183
The chance of being a victim of property crime in Lancaster is 1 in 29
The chance of being a victim of crime in Lancaster is 1 in 25

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

Lancaster police department

ItemLancasterSouth CarolinaNational
Law enforcement employees (officers & civilians)465,812558,732
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
Lesslie, SC2,2341579931,150
Waxhaw, NC12,398931,1271,219
Elgin town, SC1,5251871,1841,371
Irwin, SC1,6392481,5691,818
Kershaw, SC2,3572711,7141,985
Fort Lawn, SC9514661,8632,328
JAARS, NC5084162,9123,329
Lancaster, SC8,9715493,4704,019

Cities with similar population

City, StatePopulationViolent crime/100k peopleProperty crime/100k peopleTotal crime/100k people
Wasilla, AK8,9725354,5975,132
Scaggsville, MD8,9752018911,092
Fort Valley, GA8,9751,0163,7574,773
Thomaston, GA8,9764393,5143,952
Lenoir City, TN8,9652943,2113,505
Lancaster, SC8,9715493,4704,019
Source: The Lancaster, SC crime data displayed above is derived from the FBI's uniform crime reports for the year of 2017. 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.
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