Reported Annual Crime In Lexington

StatisticReportedincidents/100k peopleLexington/100k peopleNorth Carolina/100k peopleNational/100k people
Total crime0n/a (estimate)4,422 (estimate)3,1102,837
StatisticReportedincidents/100k peopleLexington/100k peopleNorth Carolina/100k peopleNational/100k people
Murdern/an/an/a6.75.3
Rapen/an/an/a28.140.4
Robberyn/an/an/a92.0102.8
Assaultn/an/an/a245.5248.5
Violent crimen/an/a (estimate)529 (estimate)372386
Burglaryn/an/an/a710.4468.9
Theftn/an/an/a1,876.21,745.0
Vehicle theftn/an/an/a150.8236.9
Property crimen/an/a (estimate)3,893 (estimate)2,7382,451

Did you know?

  • The overall crime rate in Lexington is 56% higher than the national average.
  • For every 100,000 people, there are 12.11 daily crimes that occur in Lexington.
  • Lexington is safer than 18% of the cities in the United States.
  • In Lexington you have a 1 in 23 chance of becoming a victim of any crime.
  • The number of total year over year crimes in Lexington has increased by 22%.

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Daily Crime In Lexington (per 100,000 people)

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Chance of Being A Victim of Crime in Lexington

The chance of being a victim of violent crime in Lexington is 1 in 190
The chance of being a victim of property crime in Lexington is 1 in 26
The chance of being a victim of crime in Lexington is 1 in 23

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

Lexington police department

ItemLexingtonNorth CarolinaNational
Law enforcement employees (officers & civilians)7414,511558,732
Police officers & civilians /1000 residents3.94.83.3
There are a total of 74 Lexington police officers. This results in 3.9 police officers per 1,000 residents which is 18.9% less than the North Carolina average and 19.2% greater than the National average.

Sex offenders in North Carolina

StateTotal offendersNorth Carolina /100KNational /100K
North Carolina21,070256222
There are a total of 21,070 sex offenders in North Carolina. This yields a total of 256 sex offenders in North Carolina per 100,000 residents which is 15% greater than the national average.

Nearby Cities With Low Crime Rates

City, StatePopulationViolent crime/100k peopleProperty crime/100k peopleTotal crime/100k people
Bermuda Run, NC2,55658429488
Southmont, NC1,2521551,1401,295
Granite Quarry, NC2,9661631,1971,360
Wallburg, NC3,0681641,2081,372
Advance, NC9991691,2431,412
Denton, NC1,7731751,2901,465
East Spencer, NC1,4652011,4771,678
Lexington, NC19,0895293,8934,422

Cities with similar population

City, StatePopulationViolent crime/100k peopleProperty crime/100k peopleTotal crime/100k people
Shelbyville, IN19,0831,1233,6944,818
Brownwood, TX19,0814323,1983,630
Ballenger Creek, MD19,0775432,6283,172
Newton, KS19,1035153,1783,693
Spanish Lake, MO19,1057023,7854,487
Lexington, NC19,0895293,8934,422
Source: The Lexington, NC crime data displayed above is derived from the FBI's uniform crime reports for the year of 2016. 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.