The county of Lancaster had 6,107 arrests during the past three years. For 2017, the arrest rate was 2,151.93 per 100,000 residents. This is 191.19% higher than the national average of 739.02 per 100,000 people. Of the total arrests, 219 were for violent crimes such as murder, rape, and robbery. Lancaster also processed 1,709 arrests for property crimes during the same year. Compared to Calhoun and Chester, Lancaster is a more dangerous place to live.
The most popular crime committed in Lancaster is larceny/theft totaling 1,181, followed by burglary, and then aggravated assault.
Violent crimes include murder, manslaughter, rape, robbery and aggravated assault. Lancaster County has a higher rate of non-violent crime. For 2017, Lancaster tallied 219 violent crimes and 1,709 non-violent crimes. When compared to the national average of 739.02, Lancaster is higher by 191.19% than the national average.