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Total crime 59%
Violent crime 83%
Property crime 54%
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 peopleLincoln/100k peopleCalifornia/100k peopleNational/100k people
Total crime500n/a (estimate)1,0282,7722,489
Murder0n/a0.04.35.0
Rape4n/a8.237.542.6
Robbery4n/a8.2132.481.6
Assault24n/a49.4267.1250.2
Violent crime32n/a (estimate)66441379
Burglary78n/a160.4386.1340.5
Theft351n/a721.91,586.31,549.5
Vehicle theft39n/a80.2358.8219.9
Property crime468n/a (estimate)9622,3312,110

Key findings

  • Lincoln crime rates are 59% lower than the national average
  • Violent crimes in Lincoln are 83% lower than the national average
  • In Lincoln you have a 1 in 98 chance of becoming a victim of crime
  • Lincoln is safer than 78% of the cities in the United States
  • Year over year crime in Lincoln has increased by 10%

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

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      Daily Crime In Lincoln (per 100,000 people)

      The graph above looks at the comparison of crimes committed in Lincoln on a daily basis (per 100,000 people) to crimes committed throughout the state of California and the USA. According to the latest crime statistics, daily crimes in Lincoln (which include property crimes as well as violent crimes), when compared to California, are 2.70 times less than the state average and 2.42 times less than than national average. Violent crimes committed in Lincoln on a daily basis are 6.70 times less than than California average and 5.77 times less than the average nationwide. Daily property crime rates in Lincoln are 2.42 times less than the daily state average and 2.19 times less than the daily national numbers.

      How Safe is Lincoln (higher is better)

      How safe is Lincoln, California compared to other cities in California and the rest of the cities across the United States? The graphs above show that Lincoln is safer than 95% of the cities in California and 78% of the cities in the United States. These results are calculated by analyzing all cities in California and across the US as a whole and determining how many areas have a lower crime rate than Lincoln. Overall, Lincoln is ranked above average compared to all other cities across the United States.

      Chance of Being A Victim of Crime in Lincoln

      The chance of being a victim of violent crime in Lincoln is 1 in 1520
      The chance of being a victim of property crime in Lincoln is 1 in 104
      The chance of being a victim of crime in Lincoln is 1 in 98
      Are you curious to know the likelihood of suffering from a crime in Lincoln? If you reside in Lincoln, the likelihood that you will become a victim of a violent crime is 1 in 1520. Violent crimes include: murder, sexual assault, robbery, and physical assault. There is a 1 in 104 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 Lincoln, is 1 in 98.

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

      The year over year crime rate per 100,000 people for Lincoln is an accurate tool for tracking the rise and fall of crime, and in determining if living in Lincoln has become safer or more dangerous. The year over year data displayed in the graph shows that violent crimes have decreased by 8% in Lincoln, while property crimes in Lincoln have increased by 11%. Total crime has increased by 10% year over year.

      Lincoln police department

      ItemLincolnCaliforniaNational
      Law enforcement employees (officers & civilians)2551,506558,732
      Police officers & civilians /1000 residents0.63.63.3
      There are a total of 25 Lincoln police officers. This results in 0.6 police officers per 1,000 residents which is 84.4% less than the California average and 82.7% less than the National average.

      Sex offenders in California

      StateTotal offendersCalifornia /100KNational /100K
      California79,891232266
      There are a total of 79,891 sex offenders in California. This yields a total of 232 sex offenders in California per 100,000 residents which is 13% less than the national average.

      Nearby Cities With Low Crime Rates

      City, StatePopulationViolent crime/100k peopleProperty crime/100k peopleTotal crime/100k people
      Granite Bay, CA22,8401859791,164
      Meadow Vista, CA3,2141889951,183
      Newcastle, CA1,2491901,0071,197
      Wheatland, CA3,6171521,0911,244
      Lake of the Pines, CA3,9361991,0531,252
      Sheridan, CA1,4502041,0781,283
      Rocklin, CA60,509981,4341,532
      Lincoln, CA45,675669621,028

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      City, StatePopulationViolent crime/100k peopleProperty crime/100k peopleTotal crime/100k people
      Kannapolis, NC45,6852602,2752,535
      Wylie, TX45,65570720790
      Lacey, WA45,6442032,7712,974
      Elmhurst, IL45,742751,0201,095
      Hilo, HI45,5794034,0004,402
      Lincoln, CA45,675669621,028
      Source: The Lincoln, CA 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.