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Crime rate in Lancaster, Pennsylvania (PA): murders, rapes, robberies, assaults, burglaries, thefts, auto thefts, arson, law enforcement employees, police officers, crime map


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

Crime rate in Lancaster, PA

The 2019 crime rate in Lancaster, PA is 13 (City-Data.com crime index), which is 21.4 times lower than the U.S. average. It was higher than in 4.9% U.S. cities. The 2019 Lancaster crime rate fell by 97% compared to 2018. In the last 5 years Lancaster has seen decreasing violent crime and decline of property crime.
See how dangerous Lancaster, PA is compared to the nearest cities:
(Note: Higher means more crime)
Lancaster:

12.7
Millersville:

103.2
East Petersburg:

46.2
Mountville:

47.7
Conestoga:

100.9
Strasburg:

113.5
Lititz:

74.4
Akron:

26.8
Manheim:

225.8
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)
7
(12.8)
5
(9.2)
3
(5.5)
9
(16.5)
5
(9.0)
5
(8.4)
7
(11.6)
5
(8.4)
6
(10.1)
7
(11.8)
4
(6.7)
5
(8.4)
2
(3.3)
0
(0.0)
Rapes
(per 100,000)
44
(80.3)
38
(69.6)
36
(65.9)
30
(55.1)
55
(99.0)
37
(62.2)
37
(61.5)
53
(89.3)
68
(114.6)
80
(134.9)
92
(155.0)
97
(163.9)
96
(160.6)
0
(0.0)
Robberies
(per 100,000)
244
(445.2)
241
(441.7)
240
(439.6)
241
(442.7)
214
(385.0)
217
(364.6)
208
(345.8)
249
(419.4)
165
(278.1)
163
(274.9)
164
(276.4)
141
(238.2)
92
(153.9)
0
(0.0)
Assaults
(per 100,000)
237
(432.4)
231
(423.4)
255
(467.1)
181
(332.5)
237
(426.4)
245
(411.7)
213
(354.1)
190
(320.0)
164
(276.4)
222
(374.4)
227
(382.5)
287
(484.8)
229
(383.2)
1
(37.3)
Burglaries
(per 100,000)
535
(976.2)
556
(1,019)
609
(1,115)
550
(1,010)
583
(1,049)
531
(892.3)
439
(729.8)
441
(742.8)
347
(584.9)
255
(430.1)
255
(429.7)
205
(346.3)
164
(274.4)
2
(74.5)
Thefts
(per 100,000)
2,312
(4,219)
2,441
(4,474)
2,284
(4,184)
2,154
(3,957)
2,160
(3,886)
2,378
(3,996)
2,351
(3,908)
2,165
(3,647)
1,874
(3,159)
1,827
(3,081)
1,828
(3,081)
1,689
(2,853)
1,332
(2,229)
0
(0.0)
Auto thefts
(per 100,000)
317
(578.4)
255
(467.4)
182
(333.4)
154
(282.9)
114
(205.1)
105
(176.4)
110
(182.9)
86
(144.9)
70
(118.0)
86
(145.0)
81
(136.5)
105
(177.4)
84
(140.6)
0
(0.0)
Arson
(per 100,000)
36
(65.7)
32
(58.6)
28
(51.3)
34
(62.5)
35
(63.0)
18
(30.2)
20
(33.2)
19
(32.0)
10
(16.9)
7
(11.8)
17
(28.6)
20
(33.8)
15
(25.1)
0
(0.0)
City-Data.com crime index593.2578.9561.1528.1543.2494.7469.1487.5427.4453.8461.2468.9377.612.7

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 Pennsylvania and other state lists, there were 304 registered sex offenders living in Lancaster, Pennsylvania as of March 03, 2021.
The ratio of all residents to sex offenders in Lancaster is 197 to 1.


When are crimes committed in Lancaster, PA?

Violent crime rate in 2019
Lancaster:

18.6
U.S. Average:

205.8

Violent crime rate in 2018
Lancaster:

435.9
U.S. Average:

208.2

Violent crime rate in 2017
Lancaster:

542.2
U.S. Average:

215.2

Violent crime rate in 2016
Lancaster:

498.0
U.S. Average:

216.3

Violent crime rate in 2015
Lancaster:

483.2
U.S. Average:

208.5

Violent crime rate in 2014
Lancaster:

412.1
U.S. Average:

200.7

Violent crime rate in 2013
Lancaster:

475.8
U.S. Average:

204.3

Violent crime rate in 2012
Lancaster:

434.7
U.S. Average:

214.5

Violent crime rate in 2011
Lancaster:

467.1
U.S. Average:

214.1

Violent crime rate in 2010
Lancaster:

522.7
U.S. Average:

223.2

Violent crime rate in 2009
Lancaster:

475.7
U.S. Average:

238.0

Violent crime rate in 2008
Lancaster:

530.3
U.S. Average:

252.4

Violent crime rate in 2007
Lancaster:

520.5
U.S. Average:

259.7

Violent crime rate in 2006
Lancaster:

544.7
U.S. Average:

264.1

Violent crime rate in 2005
Lancaster:

411.5
U.S. Average:

258.9

Violent crime rate in 2004
Lancaster:

282.0
U.S. Average:

256.0

Violent crime rate in 2003
Lancaster:

425.4
U.S. Average:

262.6

Violent crime rate in 2002
Lancaster:

360.9
U.S. Average:

272.2

Property crime rate in 2019
Lancaster:

14.9
U.S. Average:

178.6

Property crime rate in 2018
Lancaster:

187.4
U.S. Average:

190.2

Property crime rate in 2017
Lancaster:

238.5
U.S. Average:

206.4

Property crime rate in 2016
Lancaster:

260.4
U.S. Average:

216.6

Property crime rate in 2015
Lancaster:

261.8
U.S. Average:

221.5

Property crime rate in 2014
Lancaster:

292.6
U.S. Average:

230.8

Property crime rate in 2013
Lancaster:

352.6
U.S. Average:

250.4

Property crime rate in 2012
Lancaster:

368.8
U.S. Average:

267.3

Property crime rate in 2011
Lancaster:

404.7
U.S. Average:

273.5

Property crime rate in 2010
Lancaster:

434.9
U.S. Average:

276.4

Property crime rate in 2009
Lancaster:

442.3
U.S. Average:

285.6

Property crime rate in 2008
Lancaster:

482.3
U.S. Average:

302.2

Property crime rate in 2007
Lancaster:

497.6
U.S. Average:

309.2

Property crime rate in 2006
Lancaster:

492.9
U.S. Average:

317.3

Property crime rate in 2005
Lancaster:

459.6
U.S. Average:

322.3

Property crime rate in 2004
Lancaster:

341.8
U.S. Average:

327.4

Property crime rate in 2003
Lancaster:

368.8
U.S. Average:

334.1

Property crime rate in 2002
Lancaster:

391.3
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 2018, including police officers: 163 (139 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

2.33
Pennsylvania average:

1.88

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2017, including police officers: 163 (140 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

2.36
Pennsylvania average:

1.90

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2016, including police officers: 148 (124 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

2.09
Pennsylvania average:

1.96

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2015, including police officers: 161 (142 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

2.39
Pennsylvania average:

1.98

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2014, including police officers: 165 (145 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

2.44
Pennsylvania average:

1.99

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2013, including police officers: 165 (143 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

2.41
Pennsylvania average:

1.96

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2012, including police officers: 163 (143 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

2.38
Pennsylvania average:

1.98

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2011, including police officers: 165 (142 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

2.39
Pennsylvania average:

2.06

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2010, including police officers: 168 (145 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

2.61
Pennsylvania average:

2.06

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2009, including police officers: 184 (158 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

2.90
Pennsylvania average:

2.07

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2008, including police officers: 192 (161 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

2.95
Pennsylvania average:

2.09

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2007, including police officers: 219 (167 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

3.06
Pennsylvania average:

2.11

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2006, including police officers: 197 (175 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

3.11
Pennsylvania average:

2.79

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2005, including police officers: 214 (172 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

3.05
Pennsylvania average:

2.79

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2004, including police officers: 186 (162 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

2.87
Pennsylvania average:

2.81

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2003, including police officers: 187 (152 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

2.70
Pennsylvania average:

2.85

Full-time Law Enforcement Employees in Lancaster, PA
Full-time Law Enforcement Employees
Full-time Law Enforcement Employees - Officers
Full-time Law Enforcement Employees - Civilians

Zip codes: 17601, 17603.