Lexington, SC Crime Statistics For 2021

Demographics | Crime | Cost Of Living
Updated: 2020-12-30
704
Total Crimes
3,176.9
Total Crimes / 100k People
28.27%
Above National Average
65 out of 155
In South Carolina
8,017 out of 9,891
In America

What is the crime rate in Lexington, SC?

According to the most recent data from the FBI, the total crime rate in Lexington is 3,176.9 per 100,000 people. That's 28.27% higher than the national rate of 2,476.7 per 100,000 people and -7.96% lower than the South Carolina total crime rate of 3,451.6 per 100,000 people.

Note: Because the rates of crime are so low in America, we use "per 100,000 people" to make the number a bit easier to compare across locations visually. It's mathematically the same as doing per capita comparisons and isn't conveying that there are 100,000+ people in a location.

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Lexington SnackAbility

7
/10
Overall SnackAbility
Jobs
8.5/10
Housing
8
Affordability
8
Diversity
8
Safety
5
Amenities
8.5
Education
8.5
Commute
7

How Does Lexington Crime Compare To The Rest Of The Country?

Statistic Count
Raw
Lexington
/ 100k People
South Carolina
/ 100k People
National
/ 100k People
Total Crimes Per 100K 704 3,176.9 3,451.6 2,476.7
Murder 0 0.0 9.0 5.0
Robbery 11 49.6 64.0 81.6
Aggravated Assault 53 239.2 390.5 250.2
Violent Crime 72 324.9 511.3 366.7
Burglary 29 130.9 533.4 340.5
Larceny 571 2,576.7 2,116.1 1,549.5
Car Theft 32 144.4 290.8 219.9
Property Crime 632 2,852.0 2,940.3 2,109.9

Violent Crime Rates In Lexington

72.0
Violent Crimes
324.9
Violent Crimes / 100k People
-11.40%
Below National Average
  • You have a 1 in 307.8 chance of being the victim of a violent crime in Lexington each year. That compares to a 1 in 195.6 chance statewide.
  • The violent crime rate in Lexington is 324.9 per 100,000 people.
  • That's -11.40% lower than the national rate of 366.7 per 100,000 people.
  • -36.45% lower than the South Carolina violent crime rate of 511.3 per 100,000 people.

Property Crime Rates In Lexington

632.0
Property Crimes
2,852.0
Property Crimes / 100k People
35.17%
Above National Average
  • You have a 1 in 35.1 chance of being the victim of a property crime in Lexington each year. That compares to a 1 in 47.4 chance nationally.
  • The property crime rate in Lexington is 2,852.0 per 100,000 people.
  • That's 35.17% higher than the national rate of 2,109.9 per 100,000 people.
  • And -3.00% lower than the South Carolina property crime rate of 2,940.3 per 100,000 people.

Lexington Crime Compared To South Carolina Average

Each category of crime indexed to the worst per capita in South Carolina.
Data Source -- FBI UCR 2018.

Crime In Cities Around Lexington

City Population Count
Raw
Total Crime
/ 100k People
Property Crime
/ 100k People
Violent Crime
/ 100k People
West Columbia, SC 17,986 1,326 7,372.4 6,666.3 706.1
Cayce, SC 14,211 942 6,628.7 5,657.6 971.1
Irmo, SC 12,516 452 3,611.4 3,299.8 311.6
Forest Acres, SC 10,320 701 6,792.6 6,172.5 620.2
Springdale, SC 2,753 107 3,886.7 3,487.1 399.6
South Congaree, SC 2,483 75 3,020.5 2,940.0 80.5
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