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Total crime 77%
Violent crime 42%
Property crime 84%
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.
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.
StatisticReportedincidentsDowntown/100k peopleLincoln/100k peopleNebraska/100k peopleNational/100k people
Total crime9,1234,412 (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 crime1,115539 (estimate)383301379
Burglary988n/a339.4245.3340.5
Theft6,566n/a2,255.41,536.31,549.5
Vehicle theft454n/a155.9257.7219.9
Property crime8,0083,873 (estimate)2,7512,0392,110

Key findings

  • Downtown crime rates are 77% higher than the national average
  • Violent crimes in Downtown are 42% higher than the national average
  • In Downtown you have a 1 in 23 chance of becoming a victim of crime
  • Downtown is safer than 40% of the cities in Nebraska
  • Year over year crime in Lincoln has decreased by 3%

Downtown crime map

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The Downtown crime map provides a detailed overview of all crimes in Downtown 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 Downtown crime heat map offers insight into the total crimes on a block group level.

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      Daily Crime In Downtown (per 100,000 people)

      How Safe is Downtown (higher is better)

      Chance of Being A Victim of Crime in Downtown

      The chance of being a victim of violent crime in Downtown is 1 in 186
      The chance of being a victim of property crime in Downtown is 1 in 26
      The chance of being a victim of crime in Downtown is 1 in 23

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

      Lincoln police department

      ItemDowntownLincolnNebraska
      Law enforcement employees (officers & civilians)n/a4142,523
      Police officers & civilians /1000 residentsn/a1.62.1

      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 Downtown, 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.