How safe is Lancaster, PA?

The metropolitan area's violent crime rate was lower than the national rate in 2018. Its rate of property crime was lower than the national rate.

Crime Index

Index Score: 7.9 /10

How we calculate this.


Lancaster has a lower crime rate than similarly sized metro areas.

Crime Rate 2018

Crime rate is the number of crimes committed per 100,000 people.
Lancaster, PA

177.0

Lower than average crime
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249.0

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564.0

Higher than average crime
Fresno, CA

595.0

Higher than average crime
Lancaster, PA

1116.3

Lower than average crime
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Honolulu, HI

2941.0

Higher than average crime
Tulsa, OK

3319.0

Higher than average crime
Fresno, CA

2770.0

Higher than average crime

Violent Crime Rate Over Time

Data sourced from the Federal Bureau of Investigation's Uniform Crime Report.