Lexington, SC Crime Statistics For 2022

Demographics | Crime | Cost Of Living
Updated: 2022-04-07
540
Total Crimes
2,390.2
Total Crimes / 100k People
1.88%
Above National Average
40 out of 151
In South Carolina
6,431 out of 8,904
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 2,390.2 per 100,000 people. That's 1.88% higher than the national rate of 2,346.0 per 100,000 people and -26.49% lower than the South Carolina total crime rate of 3,251.8 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
6
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 540 2,390.2 3,251.8 2,346.0
Murder 2 8.9 10.5 6.5
Robbery 13 57.5 59.8 73.9
Aggravated Assault 25 110.7 420.3 279.7
Violent Crime 47 208.0 530.7 387.8
Burglary 43 190.3 448.0 314.2
Larceny 419 1,854.6 1,991.0 1,398.0
Car Theft 31 137.2 282.1 246.0
Property Crime 493 2,182.2 2,721.1 1,958.2

Violent Crime Rates In Lexington

47
Violent Crimes
208.0
Violent Crimes / 100k People
-46.35%
Below National Average
  • You have a 1 in 480.7 chance of being the victim of a violent crime in Lexington each year. That compares to a 1 in 188.4 chance statewide.
  • The violent crime rate in Lexington is 208.0 per 100,000 people.
  • That's -46.35% lower than the national rate of 387.8 per 100,000 people.
  • -60.80% lower than the South Carolina violent crime rate of 530.7 per 100,000 people.

Property Crime Rates In Lexington

493
Property Crimes
2,182.2
Property Crimes / 100k People
11.44%
Above National Average
  • You have a 1 in 45.8 chance of being the victim of a property crime in Lexington each year. That compares to a 1 in 51.1 chance nationally.
  • The property crime rate in Lexington is 2,182.2 per 100,000 people.
  • That's 11.44% higher than the national rate of 1,958.2 per 100,000 people.
  • And -19.80% lower than the South Carolina property crime rate of 2,721.1 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 18,143 1,595 8,791.3 8,014.1 777.2
Cayce, SC 14,117 753 5,334.0 4,668.1 665.9
Irmo, SC 12,639 502 3,971.8 3,647.4 324.4
Forest Acres, SC 10,283 627 6,097.4 5,698.7 398.7
Springdale, SC 2,745 128 4,663.0 4,116.6 546.4
South Congaree, SC 2,483 75 3,020.5 2,940.0 80.5
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