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Total crime 48%
Violent crime 80%
Property crime 42%
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Date & Last Updated: This data reflects the 2020 calendar year and was released from the FBI in September, 2021; this is the most current data available.
StatisticReportedincidents/100k peopleLincoln/100k peopleCalifornia/100k peopleNational/100k people
Total crime594n/a (estimate)1,2152,5812,346
Murder0n/a0.05.66.5
Rape10n/a20.534.238.4
Robbery10n/a20.5113.673.9
Assault18n/a36.8288.7279.7
Violent crime38n/a (estimate)78442388
Burglary72n/a147.3369.7314.2
Theft438n/a895.91,341.71,398.0
Vehicle theft46n/a94.1427.6246.0
Property crime556n/a (estimate)1,1372,1391,958

Key findings

  • Lincoln crime rates are 48% lower than the national average
  • Violent crimes in Lincoln are 80% lower than the national average
  • In Lincoln you have a 1 in 83 chance of becoming a victim of crime
  • Lincoln is safer than 72% of the cities in the United States
  • Year over year crime in Lincoln has increased by 18%

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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 2.12 times less than the state average and 1.93 times less than than national average. Violent crimes committed in Lincoln on a daily basis are 5.69 times less than than California average and 4.99 times less than the average nationwide. Daily property crime rates in Lincoln are 1.88 times less than the daily state average and 1.72 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 91% of the cities in California and 72% 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 1287
      The chance of being a victim of property crime in Lincoln is 1 in 88
      The chance of being a victim of crime in Lincoln is 1 in 83
      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 1287. Violent crimes include: murder, sexual assault, robbery, and physical assault. There is a 1 in 88 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 83.

      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 increased by 18% in Lincoln, while property crimes in Lincoln have increased by 18%. Total crime has increased by 18% 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

      CityPopulationViolent crime/100k peopleProperty crime/100k peopleTotal crime/100k people
      Granite Bay, CA22,8401868981,084
      Meadow Vista, CA3,2141899131,101
      Newcastle, CA1,2491919241,115
      Lake of the Pines, CA3,9362009661,166
      Sheridan, CA1,4502059901,194
      El Dorado Hills, CA43,4952471,1931,440
      Auburn, CA13,8582241,3151,539
      Lincoln, CA45,675781,1371,215

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      CityPopulationViolent crime/100k peopleProperty crime/100k peopleTotal crime/100k people
      Kannapolis, NC45,6852352,8173,052
      Wylie, TX45,65575687762
      Lacey, WA45,6441542,5752,729
      Elmhurst, IL45,742751,0201,095
      Hilo, HI45,5793583,3943,752
      Lincoln, CA45,675781,1371,215
      Source: The Lincoln, CA crime data displayed above is derived from the FBI's uniform crime reports for the year of 2020. 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.