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Lancaster, Texas Crime Statistics

This page contains crime rates for Lancaster, Texas. You can look through the breakdown of crime by type, changes to crime data over time, and see how Lancaster compares to similar locations. If you are interested in seeing public records information for Lancaster, Texas, you can click the Public Records tab at the top.

Total Crime

Between 1999 and 2008 there were 16,685 total crimes reported in Lancaster, Texas (1,698 of them violent). Of the 1,669 crimes that take place per year in Lancaster, close to 50% transpire less than one mile from home. On average, someone is a victim of a crime in Lancaster, Texas every 5 hours. This includes 12 murders, 97 rapes, and just about ten thousand thefts (including 1,931 car thefts).

Crime Trends

In the course of the most recent 10 years, crime data were available in Lancaster, Texas for all 10 years. Throughout that period, reported crime in Lancaster has risen by 33%. Throughout that same period of time, violent crime climbed by 1%. By and large, the crime data indicate a general rise in crime over the last 10 years in Lancaster. If the current trend continues, predicted crime numbers could hit just about two thousand for Lancaster, Texas in 2009.

Crime Trends in Lancaster, Texas (1999-2008)

Please take note that these graphs show reported crime rates and some sudden changes in crime data are the result of changes in reporting, not actual changes in crime rates.

Crime Comparisons

Crime rates per 1,000 population in cities like Lancaster, Texas (1999-2008)

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Crime Data Information

Lancaster, Texas law enforcement agencies report their statistics to the FBI UCR program. The data reported for Lancaster conform to the FBI data quality guidelines. For more information, and a description of the statistical methods and data algorithms used by RecordsPedia, please visit our methodology section.