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Total crime 16%
Violent crime 15%
Property crime 16%
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 peopleIllinois/100k peopleNational/100k people
Total crime284n/a (estimate)2,0912,2532,489
Murder0n/a0.06.65.0
Rape7n/a51.548.042.6
Robbery2n/a14.798.481.6
Assault35n/a257.7254.0250.2
Violent crime44n/a (estimate)324407379
Burglary29n/a213.5271.7340.5
Theft198n/a1,457.61,426.61,549.5
Vehicle theft13n/a95.7148.2219.9
Property crime240n/a (estimate)1,7671,8472,110

Key findings

  • Lincoln crime rates are 16% lower than the national average
  • Violent crimes in Lincoln are 15% lower than the national average
  • In Lincoln you have a 1 in 48 chance of becoming a victim of crime
  • Lincoln is safer than 36% of the cities in the United States
  • Year over year crime in Lincoln has decreased by 6%

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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 illustrates the number of daily crimes in Lincoln, IL per 100,000 people. In Lincoln, the total number of daily crimes is 1.08 times less than the Illinois average and 1.19 times less than the national average. The number of daily violent crimes in Lincoln is 1.26 times less than the Illinois average and 1.17 times less than the national average. With regards to property crimes, Lincoln has a daily crime rate that is 1.05 times less than the Illinois average and 1.19 times less than the national average.

      How Safe is Lincoln (higher is better)

      When comparing the safety of Lincoln to every other city in Illinois, as well as the entirety of the United States, is Lincoln safe? The gauges above illustrate that Lincoln is safer than 25% of every city located within Illinois along with 36% of the all the cities located in the United States. The results of these graphs are created after analyzing each of the cities in Illinois and in the United States as a whole. As a result, Lincoln, IL is ranked below average when compared to the rest of the US cities.

      Chance of Being A Victim of Crime in Lincoln

      The chance of being a victim of violent crime in Lincoln is 1 in 309
      The chance of being a victim of property crime in Lincoln is 1 in 57
      The chance of being a victim of crime in Lincoln is 1 in 48
      How likely are you to become a victim of crime? In Lincoln, Illinois you have a 1 in 309 chance of becoming a victim of violent crime. Violent crimes include murder, rape, robbery and assault. With regards to property crime, you have a 1 in 57 chance of becoming a victim. Property crimes include burglary, theft and vehicle theft. Overall, you have a 1 in 48 chance of becoming a victim of crime in Lincoln.

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

      An analysis of year to year crime rates in Lincoln, Illinois (per 100,000 people) is a useful indicator of whether the area is becoming a safer or a more dangerous place to live. The amount of violent crime in Lincoln has decreased by 15%, the amount of property crime in Lincoln has decreased by 4%, and the total amount of crime in Lincoln has decreased by 6% year over year.

      Lincoln police department

      ItemLincolnIllinoisNational
      Law enforcement employees (officers & civilians)2730,690558,732
      Police officers & civilians /1000 residents1.92.63.3
      There are a total of 27 Lincoln police officers. This results in 1.9 police officers per 1,000 residents which is 29.3% less than the Illinois average and 42.4% less than the National average.

      Sex offenders in Illinois

      StateTotal offendersIllinois /100KNational /100K
      Illinois32,213263266
      There are a total of 32,213 sex offenders in Illinois. This yields a total of 263 sex offenders in Illinois per 100,000 residents which is 1% less than the national average.

      Nearby Cities With Low Crime Rates

      City, StatePopulationViolent crime/100k peopleProperty crime/100k peopleTotal crime/100k people
      San Jose, IL6450166166
      Williamsville, IL1,346134134267
      Mount Pulaski, IL1,4440952952
      McLean, IL7791258781,004
      Atlanta, IL1,4151888521,040
      Cornland, IL704632,1002,563
      Chestnut, IL1345072,3022,809
      Lincoln, IL14,2533241,7672,091

      Cities with similar population

      City, StatePopulationViolent crime/100k peopleProperty crime/100k peopleTotal crime/100k people
      Red Hill, SC14,2514852,7883,272
      Moorestown-Lenola, NJ14,256130838968
      Swampscott, MA14,25052739791
      Carthage, MO14,2472573,4103,667
      Highland Park, NJ14,2451021,6101,711
      Lincoln, IL14,2533241,7672,091
      Source: The Lincoln, IL 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.