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Total crime 7%
Violent crime 7%
Property crime 9%
Date & Last Updated: This data reflects the 2018 calendar year and was released from the FBI in September, 2019; this is the most current data available.
Crime data for this area is not available from the FBI, so estimates are used based on demographic data including, but not limited to: home prices, income per capita and population density.
StatisticReportedincidents/100k peopleLincoln/100k peopleIowa/100k peopleNational/100k people
Total crime0n/a (estimate)2,751 (estimate)1,9422,580
Murdern/an/an/a1.75.0
Rapen/an/an/a30.942.6
Robberyn/an/an/a29.586.2
Assaultn/an/an/a187.9246.8
Violent crimen/an/a (estimate)354 (estimate)250381
Burglaryn/an/an/a352.6376.0
Theftn/an/an/a1,190.41,594.6
Vehicle theftn/an/an/a148.5228.9
Property crimen/an/a (estimate)2,397 (estimate)1,6922,200

Key findings

  • Lincoln crime rates are 7% higher than the national average
  • Violent crimes in Lincoln are 7% lower than the national average
  • In Lincoln you have a 1 in 37 chance of becoming a victim of crime
  • Lincoln is safer than 30% of the cities in the United States
  • Year over year crime in Lincoln has decreased by 20%

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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)

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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 283
      The chance of being a victim of property crime in Lincoln is 1 in 42
      The chance of being a victim of crime in Lincoln is 1 in 37

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

      Lincoln police department

      ItemLincolnIowaNational
      Law enforcement employees (officers & civilians)n/a3,827558,732
      Police officers & civilians /1000 residentsn/a1.83.3

      Sex offenders in Iowa

      StateTotal offendersIowa /100KNational /100K
      Iowa6,040205266
      There are a total of 6,040 sex offenders in Iowa. This yields a total of 205 sex offenders in Iowa per 100,000 residents which is 23% less than the national average.

      Nearby Cities With Low Crime Rates

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      Dike, IA1,30953359413
      Hudson, IA2,41469469538
      Reinbeck, IA1,76583559642
      Conrad, IA1,07393629722
      Grundy Center, IA2,705261485745
      Traer, IA1,73698661759
      Gladbrook, IA8863042,0592,364
      Lincoln, IA1213542,3972,751

      Cities with similar population

      City, StatePopulationViolent crime/100k peopleProperty crime/100k peopleTotal crime/100k people
      Fordyce, NE1213732,7243,097
      Gove City, KS1217064,2354,940
      Needham, AL1216233,3763,999
      Parkman, WY1212001,6871,888
      Antioch, OH1214073,1653,572
      Lincoln, IA1213542,3972,751
      Source: The Lincoln, IA crime data displayed above is derived from the FBI's uniform crime reports for the year of 2018. 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.