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Crime Rate

Lincoln’s crime rate remains low

In Lincoln, property crimes are the most reported offenses, but have declined 27% in the past decade.

  • Burglary comprises a small portion of property crime, but is a good proxy for property crime. The City of Lincoln has regularly met its goal of having fewer than 755 burglaries per 100,000 persons.
  • The lowest rate of crime in Lincoln is for violent crime and it has declined 20% in the past decade (from 453 offenses per 100,000 persons in 2009 to 362 offenses per 100,000 persons in 2018).
  • The City of Lincoln has regularly met its goal of having fewer than 555 violent crimes per 100,000 persons.