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Total crime 26%
Violent crime 1%
Property crime 30%
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 peopleNebraska/100k peopleNational/100k people
Total crime9,123n/a (estimate)3,1342,3402,489
Murder5n/a1.72.35.0
Rape323n/a110.964.842.6
Robbery166n/a57.040.981.6
Assault621n/a213.3192.9250.2
Violent crime1,115n/a (estimate)383301379
Burglary988n/a339.4245.3340.5
Theft6,566n/a2,255.41,536.31,549.5
Vehicle theft454n/a155.9257.7219.9
Property crime8,008n/a (estimate)2,7512,0392,110

Key findings

  • Lincoln crime rates are 26% higher than the national average
  • Violent crimes in Lincoln are 1% higher than the national average
  • In Lincoln you have a 1 in 32 chance of becoming a victim of crime
  • Lincoln is safer than 24% of the cities in the United States
  • Year over year crime in Lincoln has decreased by 3%

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      Daily Crime In Lincoln (per 100,000 people)

      The chart above shows the number of daily crimes in Lincoln, NE per 100,000 people. In Lincoln, the number of daily crimes is projected to be 1.34 times more than the Nebraska average and 1.26 times more than the national average. The average number of daily violent crimes in Lincoln is 1.27 times more than the Nebraska average and 1.01 times more than the daily national average. With regards to property crimes, Lincoln has a daily crime rate that is 1.35 times more than the Nebraska average and 1.30 times more than the overall daily national average.

      How Safe is Lincoln (higher is better)

      What are the odds that you'll be safer in Lincoln, Nebraska compared to other areas of Nebraska, as well as the rest of America? When it comes down to it, is Lincoln safe? In the graphs above, it shows that Lincoln is safer than 11% of Nebraska cities, and 24% compared to all other cities across America. These statistics are calculated by taking a closer look at each city's crime rate in Nebraska, as well as the rest of the US. It is then determined which cities see less crime than Lincoln. At this time, Lincoln sees a below average rate of crime in comparison to other United States cities.

      Chance of Being A Victim of Crime in Lincoln

      The chance of being a victim of violent crime in Lincoln is 1 in 262
      The chance of being a victim of property crime in Lincoln is 1 in 37
      The chance of being a victim of crime in Lincoln is 1 in 32
      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 262. Violent crimes include: murder, sexual assault, robbery, and physical assault. There is a 1 in 37 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 32.

      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 6% in Lincoln, while property crimes in Lincoln have decreased by 4%. Total crime has decreased by 3% year over year.

      Lincoln police department

      ItemLincolnNebraskaNational
      Law enforcement employees (officers & civilians)4142,523558,732
      Police officers & civilians /1000 residents1.62.13.3
      There are a total of 414 Lincoln police officers. This results in 1.6 police officers per 1,000 residents which is 26.1% less than the Nebraska average and 51.8% less than the National average.

      Sex offenders in Nebraska

      StateTotal offendersNebraska /100KNational /100K
      Nebraska6,070345266
      There are a total of 6,070 sex offenders in Nebraska. This yields a total of 345 sex offenders in Nebraska per 100,000 residents which is 30% greater than the national average.

      Nearby Cities With Low Crime Rates

      City, StatePopulationViolent crime/100k peopleProperty crime/100k peopleTotal crime/100k people
      Hickman, NE1,89199668766
      Waverly, NE3,686120814934
      Eagle, NE1,019121823944
      Woodland Hills, NE149122824945
      Walton, NE284122824945
      Yankee Hill, NE3781541,0401,193
      Roca, NE1952851,9282,212
      Lincoln, NE273,0183832,7513,134

      Cities with similar population

      City, StatePopulationViolent crime/100k peopleProperty crime/100k peopleTotal crime/100k people
      Henderson, NV277,8721711,7481,919
      Plano, TX279,0881481,6831,831
      Newark, NJ280,1396191,6412,260
      Toledo, OH280,8549523,4624,415
      Greensboro, NC282,1778193,6894,508
      Lincoln, NE273,0183832,7513,134
      Source: The Lincoln, NE 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.