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Crime rate in Lincoln, Nebraska (NE): murders, rapes, robberies, assaults, burglaries, thefts, auto thefts, arson, law enforcement employees, police officers, crime map


City-Data.com crime index in Lincoln, NE compared to other U.S. cities

Crime rate in Lincoln, NE

The 2019 crime rate in Lincoln, NE is 278 (City-Data.com crime index), which is comparable to the U.S. average. It was higher than in 81.3% U.S. cities. The 2019 Lincoln crime rate rose by 2% compared to 2018. The number of homicides stood at 5 - a decrease of 1 compared to 2018. In the last 5 years Lincoln has seen increasing violent crime and decline of property crime.
See how dangerous Lincoln, NE is compared to the nearest cities:
(Note: Higher means more crime)
Lincoln:

278.4
Crete:

346.8
Milford:

61.5
Ashland:

35.7
Seward:

38.8
Wilber:

16.6
Syracuse:

54.2
Wahoo:

39.9
City-Data.com crime index
Crime rates in Lincoln by year

Type

2006

2007

2008

2009

2010

2011

2012

2013

2014

2015

2016

2018

2019

Murders
(per 100,000)
5
(2.1)
6
(2.5)
4
(1.6)
4
(1.6)
2
(0.8)
4
(1.5)
3
(1.1)
5
(1.9)
7
(2.6)
1
(0.4)
10
(3.6)
6
(2.1)
5
(1.7)
Rapes
(per 100,000)
100
(41.6)
113
(46.5)
113
(44.9)
126
(49.5)
143
(55.1)
166
(63.7)
182
(68.9)
142
(53.1)
152
(56.0)
193
(69.8)
222
(79.0)
283
(98.1)
323
(110.9)
Robberies
(per 100,000)
162
(67.4)
173
(71.1)
213
(84.7)
197
(77.4)
182
(70.1)
177
(67.9)
197
(74.6)
212
(79.2)
205
(75.6)
214
(77.4)
191
(67.9)
162
(56.1)
166
(57.0)
Assaults
(per 100,000)
989
(411.2)
1,033
(424.7)
952
(378.5)
838
(329.4)
931
(358.5)
619
(237.5)
668
(252.9)
631
(235.8)
554
(204.3)
617
(223.1)
583
(207.4)
594
(205.8)
621
(213.3)
Burglaries
(per 100,000)
1,922
(799.1)
1,904
(782.8)
1,569
(623.7)
1,618
(635.9)
1,464
(563.8)
1,401
(537.4)
1,616
(611.7)
1,423
(531.8)
1,305
(481.2)
1,328
(480.1)
1,261
(448.5)
1,182
(409.6)
988
(339.4)
Thefts
(per 100,000)
9,884
(4,110)
9,428
(3,876)
8,251
(3,280)
8,095
(3,182)
8,406
(3,237)
8,424
(3,231)
8,244
(3,121)
7,625
(2,850)
7,452
(2,748)
7,344
(2,655)
7,117
(2,531)
6,694
(2,320)
6,566
(2,255)
Auto thefts
(per 100,000)
431
(179.2)
423
(173.9)
348
(138.3)
294
(115.5)
348
(134.0)
364
(139.6)
311
(117.7)
306
(114.4)
325
(119.8)
361
(130.5)
352
(125.2)
431
(149.3)
454
(155.9)
Arson
(per 100,000)
4
(1.7)
2
(0.8)
N/AN/AN/A25
(9.6)
26
(9.8)
40
(14.9)
65
(24.0)
91
(32.9)
N/AN/AN/A
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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 Nebraska and other state lists, there were 840 registered sex offenders living in Lincoln, Nebraska as of April 13, 2021.
The ratio of all residents to sex offenders in Lincoln is 334 to 1.



Violent crime rate in 2019
Lincoln:

249.5
U.S. Average:

205.8

Violent crime rate in 2018
Lincoln:

233.2
U.S. Average:

208.2

Violent crime rate in 2016
Lincoln:

223.7
U.S. Average:

216.3

Violent crime rate in 2015
Lincoln:

220.7
U.S. Average:

208.5

Violent crime rate in 2014
Lincoln:

201.1
U.S. Average:

200.7

Violent crime rate in 2013
Lincoln:

214.3
U.S. Average:

204.3

Violent crime rate in 2012
Lincoln:

234.9
U.S. Average:

214.5

Violent crime rate in 2011
Lincoln:

219.4
U.S. Average:

214.1

Violent crime rate in 2010
Lincoln:

270.9
U.S. Average:

223.2

Violent crime rate in 2009
Lincoln:

256.1
U.S. Average:

238.0

Violent crime rate in 2008
Lincoln:

279.7
U.S. Average:

252.4

Violent crime rate in 2007
Lincoln:

299.3
U.S. Average:

259.7

Violent crime rate in 2006
Lincoln:

285.0
U.S. Average:

264.1

Violent crime rate in 2005
Lincoln:

313.0
U.S. Average:

258.9

Violent crime rate in 2004
Lincoln:

252.9
U.S. Average:

256.0

Violent crime rate in 2003
Lincoln:

226.2
U.S. Average:

262.6

Violent crime rate in 2002
Lincoln:

263.7
U.S. Average:

272.2

Property crime rate in 2019
Lincoln:

204.0
U.S. Average:

178.6

Property crime rate in 2018
Lincoln:

220.3
U.S. Average:

190.2

Property crime rate in 2016
Lincoln:

235.1
U.S. Average:

216.6

Property crime rate in 2015
Lincoln:

248.4
U.S. Average:

221.5

Property crime rate in 2014
Lincoln:

251.6
U.S. Average:

230.8

Property crime rate in 2013
Lincoln:

266.0
U.S. Average:

250.4

Property crime rate in 2012
Lincoln:

296.0
U.S. Average:

267.3

Property crime rate in 2011
Lincoln:

290.0
U.S. Average:

273.5

Property crime rate in 2010
Lincoln:

294.7
U.S. Average:

276.4

Property crime rate in 2009
Lincoln:

303.6
U.S. Average:

285.6

Property crime rate in 2008
Lincoln:

309.5
U.S. Average:

302.2

Property crime rate in 2007
Lincoln:

376.4
U.S. Average:

309.2

Property crime rate in 2006
Lincoln:

392.2
U.S. Average:

317.3

Property crime rate in 2005
Lincoln:

404.4
U.S. Average:

322.3

Property crime rate in 2004
Lincoln:

360.3
U.S. Average:

327.4

Property crime rate in 2003
Lincoln:

375.8
U.S. Average:

334.1

Property crime rate in 2002
Lincoln:

394.8
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

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2019, including police officers: 480 (344 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

1.18
Nebraska average:

1.88

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2018, including police officers: 479 (344 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

1.19
Nebraska average:

1.90

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2017, including police officers: 466 (330 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

1.16
Nebraska average:

1.68

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2016, including police officers: 465 (327 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

1.16
Nebraska average:

1.93

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2015, including police officers: 481 (324 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

1.17
Nebraska average:

1.99

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2014, including police officers: 460 (320 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

1.18
Nebraska average:

1.97

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2013, including police officers: 456 (321 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

1.20
Nebraska average:

1.89

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2012, including police officers: 414 (320 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

1.21
Nebraska average:

1.91

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2011, including police officers: 421 (327 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

1.25
Nebraska average:

1.98

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2010, including police officers: 410 (325 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

1.25
Nebraska average:

1.94

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2009, including police officers: 414 (319 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

1.25
Nebraska average:

1.97

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2008, including police officers: 414 (314 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

1.25
Nebraska average:

1.93

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2007, including police officers: 403 (308 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

1.27
Nebraska average:

1.91

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2006, including police officers: 409 (307 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

1.36
Nebraska average:

2.00

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2005, including police officers: 414 (315 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

1.40
Nebraska average:

2.01

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2004, including police officers: 421 (318 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

1.41
Nebraska average:

2.01

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2003, including police officers: 407 (308 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

1.37
Nebraska average:

2.00

Full-time Law Enforcement Employees in Lincoln, NE
Full-time Law Enforcement Employees
Full-time Law Enforcement Employees - Officers
Full-time Law Enforcement Employees - Civilians

Zip codes: 68430, 68502, 68503, 68504, 68505, 68506, 68507, 68508, 68510, 68512, 68514, 68516, 68517, 68520, 68521, 68522, 68523, 68524, 68526, 68528, 68531.