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Violent crime NAT. AVG.
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 peopleArkansas/100k peopleNational/100k people
Total crime42n/a (estimate)1,8193,0972,324
Violent crime12n/a (estimate)520645370
Vehicle theft4n/a173.2250.7282.7
Property crime30n/a (estimate)1,2992,4521,954

An Overview of Crime Rates in Lincoln, AR

Looking at the most recent crime report, the crime rate in Lincoln is 21.7% lower than the national average. These crimes fall into two primary categories: violent and property. Violent crimes encompass murder, rape, robbery and assault, while property crimes involve theft, vehicle theft and burglary. In Lincoln, there were 12 reported violent crimes, equivalent to 520 per 100,000 individuals, 40.5% higher than the national average. Additionally, there were 30 property crimes, amounting to 1299 per 100,000 residents, 33.5% lower than the U.S. average.

In the most recently reported crime year, Lincoln registered zero reported homicides. This statistic not only designates the area as an exemplar of security but also emanates a profound sense of safety within its community. A minimal incidence of severe violent crime not only fosters a strong sense of well-being among residents but also sets a commendable standard for other regions aiming to cultivate similarly safe surroundings.

What Do the Locals Say About Crime in Lincoln?

AreaVibes conducted surveys inquiring about the safety perception of Lincoln residents. Out of the respondents (5 in total), 20% expressed a strong sense of security, believing that crime rates in Lincoln were low, and they felt comfortable walking alone at night. Conversely, 80% held a contrasting viewpoint, expressing concerns about safety in the area and feeling uncomfortable walking alone during the nighttime hours.

Is Lincoln a Safe Place to Live?

Before you decide to relocate, it’s always good to ask yourself “Is Lincoln a safe place to live?” Although the answer might not be that simple, as some areas are safer than others, getting a good feel for the overall rate of crime can definitely be helpful. Overall, the Lincoln crime rate is 22% lower than the national average. If we break that down daily, that translates into 0.12 crimes per day - 0.03 violent crimes and 0.08 property crimes.

Has Crime in Lincoln Increased Since Last Year?

Examining year-over-year crime data provides insights into short-term trends with regards to the crime activity in Lincoln. This analysis involves comparing crime rates from one year to the next, enabling the identification of patterns and fluctuations in crime. Such information proves invaluable to residents seeking to make well-informed decisions about their choice of residence. In the most recent year, compared to the previous one, total crime in Lincoln has decreased by 30%. Specifically, violent crime has increased by 50%, while property crime has decreased by 42.3%. This data empowers individuals with a clearer understanding of the evolving safety landscape in Lincoln.

Potential Causes for Crime in Lincoln

In Lincoln, the poverty rate currently stands at 21.6%, which contrasts with the national average of 15.1%. It's essential to recognize that the economic status of a city's inhabitants could be a pivotal factor influencing crime stats. Communities grappling with high poverty rates and income inequality are often susceptible to elevated crime levels, as some individuals may turn to unlawful activities to fulfill their essential needs. While lower poverty rates could lead to a reduction in Lincoln crime rates.

Rising cost of living expenses, including increased housing costs, grocery, utility and healthcare expenditures, can induce financial strain on individuals and families, particularly those with limited financial resources. Such economic stress may propel individuals towards crime, including theft or burglary, as a means of addressing their financial hardships. Conversely, cities characterized by a lower cost of living may alleviate economic pressures, potentially resulting in a reduced crime rate. In Lincoln, the cost of living is 15.95% lower than the national average, reflecting a more affordable economic environment that could contribute to a decrease in crime levels.

Lincoln has a ratio of police officers and civilians per 1,000 residents that differs from the national norm, with 2.6 officers and civilians per 1,000 residents, compared to 3.25 nationwide. Crime rates are profoundly influenced by the effectiveness of law enforcement and community policing endeavors. A resilient and cooperative partnership between law enforcement agencies and the community can serve as a deterrent to criminal activities, ultimately enhancing safety. The efficacy of law enforcement extends beyond mere numbers and extends into the realm of community policing strategies, emphasizing the cultivation of trust and collaboration between officers and the community. It is not merely a matter of quantity but the quality of engagement with the community that matters most.

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 22% lower than the national average
  • Violent crimes in Lincoln are 41% higher than the national average
  • In Lincoln you have a 1 in 55 chance of becoming a victim of crime
  • Lincoln is safer than 33% of the cities in the United States
  • Year over year crime in Lincoln has decreased by 24%

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        Daily Crime In Lincoln (per 100,000 people)

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        Chance of Being A Victim of Crime in Lincoln

        The chance of being a victim of violent crime in Lincoln is 1 in 193
        The chance of being a victim of property crime in Lincoln is 1 in 77
        The chance of being a victim of crime in Lincoln is 1 in 55

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

        Lincoln police department

        Item Lincoln Arkansas National
        Law enforcement employees (officers & civilians)65,164558,732
        Police officers & civilians /1000 residents2.62.93.3
        There are a total of 6 Lincoln police officers. This results in 2.6 police officers per 1,000 residents which is 11.8% less than the Arkansas average and 20% less than the National average.

        Sex offenders in Arkansas

        State Total offenders Arkansas /100K National /100K
        There are a total of 8,875 sex offenders in Arkansas. This yields a total of 323 sex offenders in Arkansas per 100,000 residents which is 21% greater than the national average.

        Nearby Cities With Low Crime Rates

        City Population Violent crime/100k people Property crime/100k people Total crime/100k people
        Farmington, AR7,166169700869
        Greenland, AR1,5581659881,152
        Watts, OK2867197191,439
        Prairie Grove, AR6,2362721,2061,478
        West Fork, AR2,6222151,6311,845
        Johnson, AR3,7193032,0122,315
        Lyons Switch, OK6125002,7743,273
        Lincoln, AR2,4655201,2991,819

        Cities with similar population

        City Population Violent crime/100k people Property crime/100k people Total crime/100k people
        Crooksville, OH2,4651711,0381,209
        Pikeville, TN2,4652121,4821,694
        Portage, PA2,466156827983
        Fredonia, WI2,46699462561
        Timmonsville, SC2,4641,9663,6935,659
        Lincoln, AR2,4655201,2991,819
        Source: The Lincoln, AR 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.