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Crime rate in Lancaster, California (CA): murders, rapes, robberies, assaults, burglaries, thefts, auto thefts, arson, crime map


City-Data.com crime index in Lancaster, CA compared to other U.S. cities

Crime rate in Lancaster, CA

The 2019 crime rate in Lancaster, CA is 360 (City-Data.com crime index), which is 1.3 times greater than the U.S. average. It was higher than in 89.1% U.S. cities. The 2019 Lancaster crime rate rose by 5% compared to 2018. The number of homicides stood at 7. In the last 5 years Lancaster has seen increasing violent crime and decline of property crime.
See how dangerous Lancaster, CA is compared to the nearest cities:
(Note: Higher means more crime)
Lancaster:

359.8
Palmdale:

201.7
Santa Clarita:

91.8
San Fernando:

150.8
La Canada Flintridge:

106.7
Tehachapi:

305.6
Glendale:

114.1
Burbank:

167.4
California City:

297.2
City-Data.com crime index
Crime rates in Lancaster by year

Type

2006

2007

2008

2009

2010

2011

2012

2013

2014

2015

2016

2017

2018

2019

Murders
(per 100,000)
19
(14.0)
12
(8.3)
10
(6.8)
10
(6.7)
7
(4.7)
4
(2.5)
8
(5.0)
9
(5.6)
4
(2.5)
7
(4.3)
7
(4.3)
15
(9.3)
7
(4.4)
7
(4.4)
Rapes
(per 100,000)
56
(41.4)
59
(40.9)
61
(41.5)
60
(40.3)
60
(40.4)
42
(26.5)
54
(33.9)
40
(25.0)
54
(33.7)
82
(50.6)
73
(45.1)
80
(49.8)
94
(58.5)
114
(71.5)
Robberies
(per 100,000)
432
(319.4)
435
(301.6)
354
(240.8)
322
(216.5)
255
(171.6)
273
(172.3)
313
(196.7)
261
(163.3)
249
(155.4)
326
(201.1)
340
(209.9)
337
(209.8)
298
(185.3)
374
(234.7)
Assaults
(per 100,000)
767
(567.1)
805
(558.2)
765
(520.3)
584
(392.6)
578
(388.9)
532
(335.7)
484
(304.1)
522
(326.7)
584
(364.6)
590
(364.0)
683
(421.7)
787
(489.9)
794
(493.7)
864
(542.3)
Burglaries
(per 100,000)
1,539
(1,138)
1,612
(1,118)
1,562
(1,062)
1,206
(810.8)
1,033
(695.0)
986
(622.2)
1,043
(655.3)
1,062
(664.6)
1,140
(711.7)
1,342
(827.9)
1,059
(653.9)
935
(582.0)
1,001
(622.4)
792
(497.1)
Thefts
(per 100,000)
2,440
(1,804)
2,599
(1,802)
2,465
(1,677)
1,829
(1,230)
1,939
(1,305)
1,843
(1,163)
2,051
(1,289)
2,030
(1,270)
2,057
(1,284)
1,982
(1,223)
1,816
(1,121)
1,733
(1,079)
2,074
(1,290)
1,916
(1,202)
Auto thefts
(per 100,000)
1,048
(774.9)
845
(586.0)
505
(343.5)
472
(317.3)
439
(295.4)
387
(244.2)
404
(253.8)
403
(252.2)
464
(289.7)
494
(304.8)
613
(378.5)
650
(404.6)
730
(453.9)
638
(400.4)
Arson
(per 100,000)
46
(34.0)
89
(61.7)
63
(42.9)
50
(33.6)
44
(29.6)
35
(22.1)
64
(40.2)
49
(30.7)
37
(23.1)
70
(43.2)
67
(41.4)
40
(24.9)
28
(17.4)
49
(30.8)
City-Data.com crime index484.3448.7392.0320.5295.4254.7274.7263.1275.9313.5312.9335.7341.3359.8

The City-Data.com crime index weighs serious crimes and violent crimes more heavily. Higher means more crime, U.S. average is 270.6. It adjusts for the number of visitors and daily workers commuting into cities.

- means the value is smaller than the state average.
- means the value is about the same as the state average.
- means the value is bigger than the state average.
- means the value is much bigger than the state average.



According to our research of California and other state lists, there were 428 registered sex offenders living in Lancaster, California as of February 27, 2021.
The ratio of all residents to sex offenders in Lancaster is 374 to 1.


When are crimes committed in Lancaster, CA?

Violent crime rate in 2019
Lancaster:

468.8
U.S. Average:

205.8

Violent crime rate in 2018
Lancaster:

406.7
U.S. Average:

208.2

Violent crime rate in 2017
Lancaster:

418.3
U.S. Average:

215.2

Violent crime rate in 2016
Lancaster:

369.5
U.S. Average:

216.3

Violent crime rate in 2015
Lancaster:

341.8
U.S. Average:

208.5

Violent crime rate in 2014
Lancaster:

298.7
U.S. Average:

200.7

Violent crime rate in 2013
Lancaster:

281.3
U.S. Average:

204.3

Violent crime rate in 2012
Lancaster:

294.4
U.S. Average:

214.5

Violent crime rate in 2011
Lancaster:

285.5
U.S. Average:

214.1

Violent crime rate in 2010
Lancaster:

330.0
U.S. Average:

223.2

Violent crime rate in 2009
Lancaster:

358.3
U.S. Average:

238.0

Violent crime rate in 2008
Lancaster:

435.7
U.S. Average:

252.4

Violent crime rate in 2007
Lancaster:

487.5
U.S. Average:

259.7

Violent crime rate in 2006
Lancaster:

512.8
U.S. Average:

264.1

Violent crime rate in 2005
Lancaster:

496.2
U.S. Average:

258.9

Violent crime rate in 2004
Lancaster:

417.5
U.S. Average:

256.0

Violent crime rate in 2003
Lancaster:

497.3
U.S. Average:

262.6

Violent crime rate in 2002
Lancaster:

531.7
U.S. Average:

272.2

Property crime rate in 2019
Lancaster:

219.6
U.S. Average:

178.6

Property crime rate in 2018
Lancaster:

257.1
U.S. Average:

190.2

Property crime rate in 2017
Lancaster:

231.0
U.S. Average:

206.4

Property crime rate in 2016
Lancaster:

243.6
U.S. Average:

216.6

Property crime rate in 2015
Lancaster:

272.4
U.S. Average:

221.5

Property crime rate in 2014
Lancaster:

250.0
U.S. Average:

230.8

Property crime rate in 2013
Lancaster:

234.3
U.S. Average:

250.4

Property crime rate in 2012
Lancaster:

233.6
U.S. Average:

267.3

Property crime rate in 2011
Lancaster:

219.2
U.S. Average:

273.5

Property crime rate in 2010
Lancaster:

248.5
U.S. Average:

276.4

Property crime rate in 2009
Lancaster:

271.2
U.S. Average:

285.6

Property crime rate in 2008
Lancaster:

347.9
U.S. Average:

302.2

Property crime rate in 2007
Lancaster:

401.6
U.S. Average:

309.2

Property crime rate in 2006
Lancaster:

434.0
U.S. Average:

317.3

Property crime rate in 2005
Lancaster:

404.9
U.S. Average:

322.3

Property crime rate in 2004
Lancaster:

342.9
U.S. Average:

327.4

Property crime rate in 2003
Lancaster:

326.1
U.S. Average:

334.1

Property crime rate in 2002
Lancaster:

317.0
U.S. Average:

336.9
Murders per 100,000 population
Rapes per 100,000 population
Robberies per 100,000 population
Assaults per 100,000 population
Burglaries per 100,000 population
Thefts per 100,000 population
Auto thefts per 100,000 population
Arson per 100,000 population

Zip codes: 93534.