Where Did All the Bad Boys Go?

January 26, 2009 at 2:10pm By: Mr. Wilson Posted in The Lincolnite Blog

I’m a little late on this one, but it’s still worth highlighting. Have you seen Lincoln’s crime statistics for 2008? They are impressive, showing a continuation of the decline that has been occurring since the 1990’s. Despite increases in population, Lincoln’s crime numbers continue to drop.

The cause of the decline? Who knows. No doubt many factors are at play: changes in policing; community activism; public investments in specific neighborhoods; and so on. It certainly has to help that LPD’s crime clearance rate has improved by six percentage points since 2005 (28% from 22%). That means that not only is LPD arresting more people, they are arresting more of the right people.

Do you feel safe in Lincoln?

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Dave K January 26, 2009 at 2:47pm

The cause of the decline—Ricky Turco is not roaming free.

Fletch January 26, 2009 at 3:02pm

I don’t care who you are, that’s funny!

Gene January 26, 2009 at 3:35pm

Ditto. Well played, Dave!

Andrew January 26, 2009 at 4:36pm


I feel safe in Lincoln, though I doubt it’s not due to anything about Lincoln, but rather the fact that I’m not somewhere else with much more crime right now.

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