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Crime Rate Comparison

Lincoln’s crime rate is lower than similar size cities

Lincoln’s property and violent crime rates have consistently been lower than the rates of other cities across the United States with populations between 250,000 and 500,000 persons. 

  • In 2010, Lincoln’s property crime rate was 93% of the rate of comparably sized cities and this rate dropped to 84% of comparably sized cities in 2019.
  • Over the past decade, Lincoln’s violent crime rate averaged 50% of the violent crime rate of other comparably sized cities.