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Total crime 26%
Violent crime 14%
Property crime 29%
Date & Last Updated: This data reflects the 2020 calendar year and was released from the FBI in September, 2021; this is the most current data available.
Crime data for this area is not available from the FBI. Either data from local enforcement agencies is applied or estimates are created based on demographic data including, but not limited to: home prices, income per capita and population density.
StatisticReportedincidents/100k peopleLawrence/100k peopleNebraska/100k peopleNational/100k people
Total crime0n/a (estimate)2,961 (estimate)2,2432,346
Murdern/an/an/a3.66.5
Rapen/an/an/a60.038.4
Robberyn/an/an/a41.273.9
Assaultn/an/an/a229.3279.7
Violent crimen/an/a (estimate)441 (estimate)334388
Burglaryn/an/an/a229.9314.2
Theftn/an/an/a1,418.71,398.0
Vehicle theftn/an/an/a260.5246.0
Property crimen/an/a (estimate)2,520 (estimate)1,9091,958

Key findings

  • Lawrence crime rates are 26% higher than the national average
  • Violent crimes in Lawrence are 14% higher than the national average
  • In Lawrence you have a 1 in 34 chance of becoming a victim of crime
  • Lawrence is safer than 21% of the cities in the United States
  • Year over year crime in Lawrence has decreased by 4%

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      Daily Crime In Lawrence (per 100,000 people)

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      Chance of Being A Victim of Crime in Lawrence

      The chance of being a victim of violent crime in Lawrence is 1 in 227
      The chance of being a victim of property crime in Lawrence is 1 in 40
      The chance of being a victim of crime in Lawrence is 1 in 34

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

      Lawrence police department

      ItemLawrenceNebraskaNational
      Law enforcement employees (officers & civilians)n/a2,523558,732
      Police officers & civilians /1000 residentsn/a2.13.3

      Sex offenders in Nebraska

      StateTotal offendersNebraska /100KNational /100K
      Nebraska6,070345266
      There are a total of 6,070 sex offenders in Nebraska. This yields a total of 345 sex offenders in Nebraska per 100,000 residents which is 30% greater than the national average.

      Nearby Cities With Low Crime Rates

      City, StatePopulationViolent crime/100k peopleProperty crime/100k peopleTotal crime/100k people
      Red Cloud, NE1,1151749941,168
      Blue Hill, NE9354062,3182,723
      Glenvil, NE3004442,5372,981
      Fairfield, NE4364632,6453,108
      Ayr, NE764662,6633,129
      Nelson, NE5144852,7723,257
      Deweese, NE735152,9443,459
      Lawrence, NE3214412,5202,961

      Cities with similar population

      City, StatePopulationViolent crime/100k peopleProperty crime/100k peopleTotal crime/100k people
      Swanville, MN3214053,0943,499
      Midville, GA321000
      Buffalo, KS3216743,4864,160
      Lansford, ND3213852,4882,873
      Chelsea, VT3212191,5431,762
      Lawrence, NE3214412,5202,961
      Source: The Lawrence, NE crime data displayed above is derived from the FBI's uniform crime reports for the year of 2020. 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.