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Total crime 133%
Violent crime 1%
Property crime 157%
Date & Last Updated: This data reflects the 2019 calendar year and was released from the FBI in September, 2020; this is the most current data available.
StatisticReportedincidents/100k peopleLansing/100k peopleIllinois/100k peopleNational/100k people
Total crime1,599n/a (estimate)5,8002,2532,489
Murder2n/a7.36.65.0
Rape9n/a32.648.042.6
Robbery59n/a214.098.481.6
Assault34n/a123.3254.0250.2
Violent crime104n/a (estimate)377407379
Burglary130n/a471.5271.7340.5
Theft1,259n/a4,566.61,426.61,549.5
Vehicle theft106n/a384.5148.2219.9
Property crime1,495n/a (estimate)5,4231,8472,110

Key findings

  • Lansing crime rates are 133% higher than the national average
  • Violent crimes in Lansing are 1% lower than the national average
  • In Lansing you have a 1 in 18 chance of becoming a victim of crime
  • Lansing is safer than 14% of the cities in the United States
  • Year over year crime in Lansing has not changed

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The Lansing crime map provides a detailed overview of all crimes in Lansing 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 Lansing crime heat map offers insight into the total crimes on a block group level.

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      Daily Crime In Lansing (per 100,000 people)

      The bar chart above reveals the rate of daily crimes in Lansing for every 100,000 residents. The Lansing total amount of daily crime is 2.57 times more than the Illinois average and 2.33 times more than than that of the nation. As for violent crimes, the daily average in Lansing, is 1.08 times less than the Illinois average, and it is 1.01 times less than the national average. The statistics for property crimes show that Lansing has a daily crime average that is 2.94 times more than the Illinois average and 2.57 times more than the daily national rate.

      How Safe is Lansing (higher is better)

      Are people any safer living in Lansing in comparison to other Illinois communities and all other areas throughout the United States? When we look at all cities across America, is Lansing safe? The evidence provided by these graphs show Lansing being safer than 9% of cities in Illinois and 14% of cities across the United States. This is evident by tracking Illinois cities as well as all US cities over a one year period to contrast crime statistics as they relate to Lansing. In conclusion, Lansing ranks below average compared to the rest of the United States.

      Chance of Being A Victim of Crime in Lansing

      The chance of being a victim of violent crime in Lansing is 1 in 266
      The chance of being a victim of property crime in Lansing is 1 in 19
      The chance of being a victim of crime in Lansing is 1 in 18
      Are you at risk of becoming a victim of crime in Lansing, Illinois? If you reside in Lansing, then there is a 1 in 266 chance that you will experience a violent crime. 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 19. These types of crime include burglary, petty theft, and theft of motor vehicles. Altogether, there is a 1 in 18 risk that you will become a victim of crime in Lansing.

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

      Determining whether Lansing is becoming less or more safe for its residents (per 100,000) is most easily done by comparing year-over-year crime rates. Lansing violent crime rates have increased by 20%. At the same time, property crime has decreased by 1% year over year. Total crimes for Lansing has not changed in the same time frame.

      Lansing police department

      ItemLansingIllinoisNational
      Law enforcement employees (officers & civilians)7430,690558,732
      Police officers & civilians /1000 residents2.62.63.3
      There are a total of 74 Lansing police officers. This results in 2.6 police officers per 1,000 residents which is 1.8% less than the Illinois average and 20.1% less than the National average.

      Sex offenders in Illinois

      StateTotal offendersIllinois /100KNational /100K
      Illinois32,213263266
      There are a total of 32,213 sex offenders in Illinois. This yields a total of 263 sex offenders in Illinois per 100,000 residents which is 1% less than the national average.

      Nearby Cities With Low Crime Rates

      City, StatePopulationViolent crime/100k peopleProperty crime/100k peopleTotal crime/100k people
      Palos Park, IL4,93421336357
      Hometown, IL4,34370352422
      Justice, IL12,95732465497
      St. John, IN15,77722671693
      Beecher, IL4,264179537716
      Winfield, IN5,233121641762
      Palos Hills, IL17,545111659769
      Lansing, IL28,3693775,4235,800

      Cities with similar population

      City, StatePopulationViolent crime/100k peopleProperty crime/100k peopleTotal crime/100k people
      Parkland, FL28,35426536562
      Fort Hood, TX28,3506333,6144,247
      Millville, NJ28,3994724,0214,494
      Newburgh, NY28,4061,1292,2803,409
      SeaTac, WA28,2984403,7184,158
      Lansing, IL28,3693775,4235,800
      Source: The Lansing, IL crime data displayed above is derived from the FBI's uniform crime reports for the year of 2019. 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.