Total crime 22%
Violent crime 66%
Property crime 37%
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 peopleLewiston/100k peopleIdaho/100k peopleNational/100k people
Total crime997n/a (estimate)3,0281,4432,489
Violent crime42n/a (estimate)128224379
Vehicle theft55n/a167.087.9219.9
Property crime955n/a (estimate)2,9001,2202,110

Key findings

  • Lewiston crime rates are 22% higher than the national average
  • Violent crimes in Lewiston are 66% lower than the national average
  • In Lewiston you have a 1 in 34 chance of becoming a victim of crime
  • Lewiston is safer than 38% of the cities in the United States
  • Year over year crime in Lewiston has decreased by 5%

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

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      Daily Crime In Lewiston (per 100,000 people)

      The bar chart above reveals the rate of daily crimes in Lewiston for every 100,000 residents. The Lewiston total amount of daily crime is 2.10 times more than the Idaho average and 1.22 times more than than that of the nation. As for violent crimes, the daily average in Lewiston, is 1.75 times less than the Idaho average, and it is 2.97 times less than the national average. The statistics for property crimes show that Lewiston has a daily crime average that is 2.38 times more than the Idaho average and 1.37 times more than the daily national rate.

      How Safe is Lewiston (higher is better)

      When comparing the safety of Lewiston to every other city in Idaho, as well as the entirety of the United States, is Lewiston safe? The gauges above illustrate that Lewiston is safer than 31% of every city located within Idaho along with 38% of the all the cities located in the United States. The results of these graphs are created after analyzing each of the cities in Idaho and in the United States as a whole. As a result, Lewiston, ID is ranked below average when compared to the rest of the US cities.

      Chance of Being A Victim of Crime in Lewiston

      The chance of being a victim of violent crime in Lewiston is 1 in 785
      The chance of being a victim of property crime in Lewiston is 1 in 35
      The chance of being a victim of crime in Lewiston is 1 in 34
      Are you curious to know the likelihood of suffering from a crime in Lewiston? If you reside in Lewiston, the likelihood that you will become a victim of a violent crime is 1 in 785. Violent crimes include: murder, sexual assault, robbery, and physical assault. There is a 1 in 35 change that you will become a victim of a property crime. These sorts of crimes against personal property include: burglary, theft, and auto theft. In total, the likelihood of being victimized by a crime in Lewiston, is 1 in 34.

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

      The year over year crime rate per 100,000 people for Lewiston is an accurate tool for tracking the rise and fall of crime, and in determining if living in Lewiston has become safer or more dangerous. The year over year data displayed in the graph shows that violent crimes have decreased by 12% in Lewiston, while property crimes in Lewiston have decreased by 5%. Total crime has decreased by 5% year over year.

      Lewiston police department

      Law enforcement employees (officers & civilians)661,868558,732
      Police officers & civilians /1000 residents2.02.43.3
      There are a total of 66 Lewiston police officers. This results in 2.0 police officers per 1,000 residents which is 16.3% less than the Idaho average and 37.2% less than the National average.

      Sex offenders in Idaho

      StateTotal offendersIdaho /100KNational /100K
      There are a total of 4,932 sex offenders in Idaho. This yields a total of 333 sex offenders in Idaho per 100,000 residents which is 25% greater than the national average.

      Nearby Cities With Low Crime Rates

      City, StatePopulationViolent crime/100k peopleProperty crime/100k peopleTotal crime/100k people
      Lapwai, ID1,202111605716
      Asotin, WA1,3301161,0631,179
      Genesee, ID9512231,2161,439
      Juliaetta, ID6022651,4451,710
      Sweetwater, ID2053301,7992,129
      Clarkston Heights-Vineland, WA6,5312642,4112,675
      West Clarkston-Highland, WA5,7063152,8783,193
      Lewiston, ID32,4841282,9003,028

      Cities with similar population

      City, StatePopulationViolent crime/100k peopleProperty crime/100k peopleTotal crime/100k people
      Bangor, ME32,4911103,6653,774
      Englewood, CO32,5232045,2255,429
      Juneau, AK32,5249094,0624,970
      Hopkinsville, KY32,4422913,5053,797
      Waxahachie, TX32,5362021,4551,656
      Lewiston, ID32,4841282,9003,028
      Source: The Lewiston, ID 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.