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17%
Total crime NAT. AVG.
27%
Violent crime NAT. AVG.
16%
Property crime NAT. AVG.
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Date & Last Updated: This data reflects the 2022 calendar year and was released from the FBI in September, 2023; this is the most current data available.
StatisticReportedincidents/100k peopleLincoln/100k peopleAlabama/100k peopleNational/100k people
Total crime198n/a (estimate)2,7292,1482,324
Murder0n/a0.010.96.3
Rape3n/a41.329.640.0
Robbery2n/a27.634.566.1
Assault29n/a399.7334.1268.2
Violent crime34n/a (estimate)469409370
Burglary26n/a358.3283.9269.8
Theft104n/a1,433.31,252.71,401.9
Vehicle theft34n/a468.6202.3282.7
Property crime164n/a (estimate)2,2601,7391,954

An Overview of Crime Rates in Lincoln, AL

The Lincoln crime rates are 17.4% higher than the national average. There are two main categories of crime - violent crime and property crime. Violent crime consists of murder, rape, robbery and assault, while property crimes include burglary, theft and vehicle theft. There were a total of 34 violent crimes in Lincoln (469 per 100,000 people), which is 26.7% higher than the national average and there were a total of 164 property crimes (2260 per 100,000 residents) which is 15.7% higher than average.

In the latest reported crime year, Lincoln recorded zero homicides. This statistic potentially positions the city as a paragon of security, radiating a profound sense of safety for its residents. A low number of severe violent crimes instills a deep feeling of well-being among its community but also establishes a lofty benchmark for other locales aspiring to foster equally secure environments.

With a total of 34 vehicle thefts last year, Lincoln has one of the most stolen cars in the country at 469 per 100,000 people. This lands Lincoln in the bottom 10% of all cities that reported crime and the chance of any vehicle being stolen is one in 214.

What Do the Locals Say About Crime in Lincoln?

AreaVibes surveyed 7 local residents in Lincoln to gauge the safety of the area. Based on the results, 57% of people answered that there was very little crime in Lincoln and that they felt very comfortable walking alone at night. Another 43% of people responded that there was far too much crime and they would be hesitant to walk the streets alone at night. Keep in mind that the opinions of residents may vary depending on which area they live in.

Is Lincoln a Safe Place to Live?

Is Lincoln a safe place to live? While the answer may not be straightforward due to variations in safety levels across the city, gaining an understanding of the overall crime rate can prove to be advantageous. In general, Lincoln has a crime rate that is higher than the national average by 17%. Breaking this down on a daily basis, it translates to 0.54 daily incidents, encompassing 0.09 violent crimes and 0.45 property crimes. Evaluating these statistics can aid in forming a more informed perspective on the safety of Lincoln as a potential place to call home.

Has Crime in Lincoln Increased Since Last Year?

Year-over-year crime rates in Lincoln has decreased by 7.9% in the last reported crime report. Comparing crime rates from one year to another offers some insight into whether or not Lincoln is becoming a safer or more dangerous place to live. Crime rates are categorized by violent and property crime. Year-over-year violent crime has increased by 41.7%, while property crime has decreased by 14.1%. This analysis equips individuals with crucial information for making informed decisions about living in Lincoln.

Potential Causes for Crime in Lincoln

Lincoln has a poverty rate that stands at 11.7, in contrast to the national average of 15.1. Historically, a direct correlation has been observed between poverty rates and crime stats. Higher poverty rates have led to higher crime rates, while lower poverty rates have led to a reduction in Lincoln crime rates. Income disparities and heightened poverty levels can serve as catalysts for elevated or reduced criminal activity, as individuals may or may not turn to illicit means to fulfill their basic needs. This could be one of many factors that may influence crime.

The educational level within a community can have an influence on crime rates. Typically, higher levels of education are associated with reduced crime rates, as they offer individuals improved employment prospects and alternatives to engaging in criminal activities. Conversely, lower educational attainment tends to correspond with higher crime rates. In Lincoln, 79.1% of residents have achieved at least a high school diploma, which differs from the national average of 83%.

High rental costs can limit economic mobility, making it difficult for individuals to save money, invest in education, or access better job opportunities. This can perpetuate a cycle of poverty and increase the risk of involvement in criminal activities. In summary, high rental costs can create economic challenges, overcrowding, and neighborhood dynamics that may increase the likelihood of certain types of crime, particularly property crimes. In Lincoln, the average rental rates are $861 per month, compared to the national average of $949.

Lincoln crime map



The Lincoln crime map provides a detailed overview of all crimes in Lincoln as reported by the local law enforcement agencies. Based on the color coded legend above, the crime map outlines the areas with lower crime compared to the areas with higher crime. The Lincoln crime heat map offers insight into the total crimes on a block group level. Please note that the red areas on the Lincoln crime map does not always indicate that it is a dangerous area for its residents. Areas on the heat map could be inflated if they are located in high traffic areas like airports, sports centers or large parks. Other areas on the heat map could see increased crime rates if they are located in major tourist areas like the downtown core.
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Crime Quick Facts

  • Lincoln crime rates are 17% higher than the national average
  • Violent crimes in Lincoln are 27% higher than the national average
  • In Lincoln you have a 1 in 37 chance of becoming a victim of crime
  • Lincoln is safer than 26% of the cities in the United States
  • Year over year crime in Lincoln has decreased by 10%

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        Daily Crime In Lincoln (per 100,000 people)

        The bar chart above reveals the rate of daily crimes in Lincoln for every 100,000 residents. The Lincoln total amount of daily crime is 1.27 times more than the Alabama average and 1.17 times more than than that of the nation. As for violent crimes, the daily average in Lincoln, is 1.15 times more than the Alabama average, and it is 1.27 times more than the national average. The statistics for property crimes show that Lincoln has a daily crime average that is 1.30 times more than the Alabama average and 1.16 times more than the daily national rate.

        How Safe is Lincoln (higher is better)

        Is Lincoln safe in comparison to other cities in the state of Alabama as well as in comparison to the rest of the areas across the United States. Using the gauges above, which compare crime in Lincoln to other cities in the state and across the country, Lincoln is 39% safer than other cities of Alabama and 26% safer than other cities in the nation. Lincoln has a ranks below average in comparison to other cities in the country.

        Chance of Being A Victim of Crime in Lincoln

        The chance of being a victim of violent crime in Lincoln is 1 in 214
        The chance of being a victim of property crime in Lincoln is 1 in 45
        The chance of being a victim of crime in Lincoln is 1 in 37
        Are you at risk of becoming a victim of crime in Lincoln, Alabama? If you reside in Lincoln, then there is a 1 in 214 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 45. These types of crime include burglary, petty theft, and theft of motor vehicles. Altogether, there is a 1 in 37 risk that you will become a victim of crime in Lincoln.

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

        An ideal indicator of whether Lincoln is becoming a safer or more dangerous place to live can be done by analyzing the year over year crime rates per 100,000 people. Year over year violent crime in Lincoln has increased by 38% and the rate of property crime in Lincoln has decreased by 16%. The total crime rate in Lincoln has decreased by 10% year to year.

        Lincoln police department

        Item Lincoln Alabama National
        Law enforcement employees (officers & civilians)189,968558,732
        Police officers & civilians /1000 residents2.94.13.3
        There are a total of 18 Lincoln police officers. This results in 2.9 police officers per 1,000 residents which is 29% less than the Alabama average and 11.3% less than the National average.

        Sex offenders in Alabama

        State Total offenders Alabama /100K National /100K
        Alabama10,698231266
        There are a total of 10,698 sex offenders in Alabama. This yields a total of 231 sex offenders in Alabama per 100,000 residents which is 13% less than the national average.

        Nearby Cities With Low Crime Rates

        City Population Violent crime/100k people Property crime/100k people Total crime/100k people
        Munford, AL1,4651958281,022
        Alexandria, AL4,1852048671,071
        Ragland, AL1,7951179911,108
        Riverside, AL2,0771771,1921,369
        West End-Cobb Town, AL3,4922631,1181,381
        Ohatchee, AL1,3583332,2442,577
        Pell City, AL14,0812942,3002,594
        Lincoln, AL6,8054692,2602,729

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        Lincoln, AL6,8054692,2602,729
        Source: The Lincoln, AL crime data displayed above is derived from the FBI's uniform crime reports for the year of 2022. 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.