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LANCASTER County, SC | Crime Rates

LANCASTER is a county located in SC, and has a population of 68,920. This region is policed by LANCASTER COUNTY.

LANCASTER County has an overall crime rate of 4,600 per 100,000 residents. This is moderately more dangerous than the rest of the United States, but still about average. This means that your chances of becoming a victim of any type of crime in LANCASTER County is 1 in 22 if you reside there for a year.

The average overall crime rate for LANCASTER County for the previous 2 years was 4,755 per 100,000 residents. This means that the crime rate for LANCASTER County has been decreasing over time.

Below are its crime rates and policing statistics according to the FBI's Uniform Crime Reports (UCR). For more specific crime statistics (NIBRS) for many US cities & counties, see Offense Statistics.

Crime Rates

(per 100,000) LANCASTER USA
Crime Rate (Overall) 4,600 4,506
Murder Rate 4.1 6
Robbery Rate 52 148
Rape Rate 32 30
Assault Rate 1,579 644
Burglary Rate 859 726
Forced Entry Rate 569 417
Larceny Rate 1,918 2,185
Auto Theft Rate 154 362

Policing Statistics

Overall Clearance 34% 28%
Homicide Clearance 73% 56%
Assault Clearance 58% 52%
Rape Clearance 56% 38%
Robbery Clearance 27% 23%
Burglary Clearance 15% 12%
Larceny Clearance 24% 18%
Auto Theft Clearance 18% 12%

Sex Offenders

Of the 730,000 sex offenders in the United States, there are a total of 95 sex offender(s) in LANCASTER County.

On a per capita basis, there are approximately 138 sex offender(s) per 100,000 people in LANCASTER County. This is compared to the nation-wide average of 240 sex offenders per 100,000 people.

To search the official state sex offender registry for South Carolina see

Data estimated from arrests & clearances from a sample from the Uniform Crime Reports, Federal Bureau of Investigation, U.S. Department of Justice. Washington, D.C. 2011. If missing data exist, these figures will tend to underestimate the true figures. is not responsible for the currency or accuracy of this data.

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