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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 2018 crime rate in Lancaster, CA was 341 (City-Data.com crime index), which was 1.2 times greater than the U.S. average. It was higher than in 87.3% of U.S. cities. The 2018 Lancaster crime rate is about the same compared to 2017. The number of homicides stood at 7 - a decrease of 8 compared to 2017. In the last 5 years Lancaster has seen an increase in violent crime and in property crime.
See how dangerous Lancaster, CA is compared to the nearest cities:
(Note: Higher means more crime)
Lancaster:

341.3
Palmdale:

190.0
Santa Clarita:

105.1
San Fernando:

176.4
La Canada Flintridge:

100.3
Tehachapi:

356.2
Glendale:

104.0
Burbank:

177.2
California City:

303.2
City-Data.com crime index
Crime rates in Lancaster by year

Type

2005

2006

2007

2008

2009

2010

2011

2012

2013

2014

2015

2016

2017

2018

Murders
(per 100,000)
16
(12.3)
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)
Rapes
(per 100,000)
54
(41.6)
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)
Robberies
(per 100,000)
347
(267.4)
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)
Assaults
(per 100,000)
769
(592.5)
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)
Burglaries
(per 100,000)
1,260
(970.8)
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)
Thefts
(per 100,000)
2,436
(1,877)
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)
Auto thefts
(per 100,000)
1,011
(779.0)
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)
Arson
(per 100,000)
70
(53.9)
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)
City-Data.com crime index (higher means more crime, U.S. average = 274.0)462.0484.3448.7392.0320.5295.4254.7274.7263.1275.9313.5312.9335.7341.3

The City-Data.com crime rate weighs serious crimes and violent crimes more heavily. It adjusts for the number of visitors and daily workers commuting into cities.




According to our research of California and other state lists, there were 431 registered sex offenders living in Lancaster, California as of January 17, 2020.
The ratio of all residents to sex offenders in Lancaster is 371 to 1.


When are crimes committed in Lancaster, CA?

Violent crime rate in 2018
Lancaster:

406.7
U.S. Average:

207.3

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 2018
Lancaster:

257.1
U.S. Average:

189.3

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.