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Total crime 48%
Violent crime 39%
Property crime 49%
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.
Crime data for this area is not available from the FBI, so estimates are used 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)3,807 (estimate)3,5062,580
Murdern/an/an/a7.75.0
Rapen/an/an/a47.942.6
Robberyn/an/an/a69.986.2
Assaultn/an/an/a362.8246.8
Violent crimen/an/a (estimate)530 (estimate)488381
Burglaryn/an/an/a579.7376.0
Theftn/an/an/a2,156.01,594.6
Vehicle theftn/an/an/a281.9228.9
Property crimen/an/a (estimate)3,277 (estimate)3,0182,200

Key findings

  • Lancaster crime rates are 48% higher than the national average
  • Violent crimes in Lancaster are 39% higher than the national average
  • In Lancaster you have a 1 in 27 chance of becoming a victim of crime
  • Lancaster is safer than 14% of the cities in the United States
  • Year over year crime in Lancaster has decreased by 5%

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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)

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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 189
      The chance of being a victim of property crime in Lancaster is 1 in 31
      The chance of being a victim of crime in Lancaster is 1 in 27

      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 Carolina15,193377266
      There are a total of 15,193 sex offenders in South Carolina. This yields a total of 377 sex offenders in South Carolina per 100,000 residents which is 42% greater than the national average.

      Nearby Cities With Low Crime Rates

      City, StatePopulationViolent crime/100k peopleProperty crime/100k peopleTotal crime/100k people
      Lesslie, SC2,2341529381,090
      Elgin town, SC1,5251811,1181,299
      Waxhaw, NC12,3981791,1821,361
      Irwin, SC1,6392401,4821,722
      Kershaw, SC2,3572621,6191,880
      JAARS, NC5084332,8543,286
      Fort Lawn, SC9515693,1893,759
      Lancaster, SC8,9715303,2773,807

      Cities with similar population

      City, StatePopulationViolent crime/100k peopleProperty crime/100k peopleTotal crime/100k people
      Wasilla, AK8,9725806,0546,634
      Scaggsville, MD8,9751888151,004
      Fort Valley, GA8,9751,0723,0204,092
      Thomaston, GA8,9765295,2635,791
      Lenoir City, TN8,9652802,4562,736
      Lancaster, SC8,9715303,2773,807
      Source: The Lancaster, SC 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.