Total crime NAT. AVG.
Violent 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 peopleCalifornia/100k peopleNational/100k people
Total crime548n/a (estimate)1,0652,8432,324
Violent crime94n/a (estimate)183500370
Vehicle theft55n/a106.9471.9282.7
Property crime454n/a (estimate)8822,3431,954

An Overview of Crime Rates in Lincoln, CA

Crime is typically categorized into two main types: violent and property crimes. Violent crimes encompass offenses such as murder, rape, robbery, and assault, while property crimes include burglary, theft, and vehicle theft. Based on the most recent report, the Lincoln crime rate is lower than the national average by 54.2%. Specifically, there were 94 violent crimes in Lincoln, equivalent to 183 per 100,000 individuals, lower than the national average by 50.6%. Furthermore, Lincoln recorded 454 property crimes, amounting to 882 per 100,000 residents, which was lower than the average by 54.9%.

What Do the Locals Say About Crime in Lincoln?

AreaVibes conducted surveys inquiring about the safety perception of Lincoln residents. Out of the respondents (21 in total), 67% expressed a strong sense of security, believing that crime rates in Lincoln were low, and they felt comfortable walking alone at night. Conversely, 33% 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?

Determining whether Lincoln is a place to live may not always yield a simple answer, given the city's varying safety levels across different areas. Nonetheless, comprehending the city's overall crime rate can be a valuable asset. In broad terms, Lincoln has an overall crime rate that is 54% lower than the national average. When we take a look at crime on a daily basis, this translates into 1.5 daily occurrences, comprising 0.26 violent crimes and 1.24 property crimes. Scrutinizing these statistics provides a foundation for a more informed assessment of the suitability of Lincoln as a potential place to establish residency.

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 7.7%. Specifically, violent crime has increased by 147.4%, while property crime has decreased by 18.4%. This data empowers individuals with a clearer understanding of the evolving safety landscape in Lincoln.

Potential Causes for Crime in Lincoln

The economic prosperity of a city's inhabitants exerts substantial influence on crime stats. Elevated poverty rates and income inequality can precipitate heightened criminal activity, as individuals may turn to illicit means to fulfill their fundamental requirements. While lower poverty rates could lead to lower Lincoln crime rates. In Lincoln, the poverty rate stands at 6.6%, diverging from the national average of 15.1%.

In Lincoln, 91.2% of residents have successfully graduated from high school, whereas the national average stands at 83%. The educational makeup of any city can exert a significant influence on crime rates. Typically, higher levels of educational attainment are associated with reduced crime rates, as they furnish individuals with improved employment prospects and viable alternatives to engaging in criminal activities. Conversely, communities characterized by lower educational achievement often grapple with higher crime rates, as limited opportunities may drive individuals towards criminal behavior.

The impact of law enforcement and community policing efforts plays a crucial role in shaping crime rates in any city. A robust and cooperative bond between law enforcement and the community can serve as a deterrent to criminal activities, enhancing overall safety. In Lincoln, the ratio of police officers and civilians per 1,000 residents stands at 0.56, differing from the national average of 3.25. Effective law enforcement hinges not solely on officer numbers but also on the manner in which they interact and collaborate with the community. Building trust and cooperation are central tenets of community policing, amplifying its influence on crime prevention.

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 54% lower than the national average
      • Violent crimes in Lincoln are 51% lower than the national average
      • In Lincoln you have a 1 in 94 chance of becoming a victim of crime
      • Lincoln is safer than 61% of the cities in the United States
      • Year over year crime in Lincoln has decreased by 12%

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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 2.67 times less than the state average and 2.18 times less than than national average. Violent crimes committed in Lincoln on a daily basis are 2.73 times less than than California average and 2.02 times less than the average nationwide. Daily property crime rates in Lincoln are 2.66 times less than the daily state average and 2.22 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 87% of the cities in California and 61% 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 548
        The chance of being a victim of property crime in Lincoln is 1 in 114
        The chance of being a victim of crime in Lincoln is 1 in 94
        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 548. Violent crimes include: murder, sexual assault, robbery, and physical assault. There is a 1 in 114 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 94.

        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 135% in Lincoln, while property crimes in Lincoln have decreased by 22%. Total crime has decreased by 12% year over year.

        Lincoln police department

        Item Lincoln California National
        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

        State Total offenders California /100K National /100K
        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 Population Violent crime/100k people Property crime/100k people Total crime/100k people
        Wheatland, CA3,63101,0251,025
        Granite Bay, CA22,8182109841,194
        Meadow Vista, CA3,5082131,0001,213
        Newcastle, CA1,3602161,0121,228
        Lake of the Pines, CA4,3502261,0581,284
        Sheridan, CA1,1202311,0841,315
        Rocklin, CA67,0701211,2701,391
        Lincoln, CA48,1501838821,065

        Cities with similar population

        City Population Violent crime/100k people Property crime/100k people Total crime/100k people
        Newark, CA48,1483204,3704,690
        Sheboygan, WI48,1533331,3941,727
        Wauwatosa, WI48,1431992,5472,747
        La Mirada, CA48,2601771,8652,042
        Beaumont, CA48,2723501,2341,584
        Lincoln, CA48,1501838821,065
        Source: The Lincoln, CA 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.