Lexington is ranked # 32 among the Background Checks 50 Safest Cities in North Carolina list!
Background Checks combines data from the most recent FBI Crime Reports with their own research to create a list of the safest communities in North Carolina.
Lexington continues to experience a low crime rate that includes a 7 year decline in serious crime. The crime rate is based on the Federal Bureau of Investigation’s (FBI) standardized Uniform Crime Reporting (UCR) model for murder, rape, robbery, aggravated assault, burglary, larceny and automobile theft that is utilized nationwide. Members of the Lexington Police Department take a proactive approach to responding to and solving criminal offenses within the city. Crime prevention and drug investigations are also major goals of the department, along with engaged citizens with Crime Stoppers. The men and women that make up the Lexington Police Department strive to make Lexington the safest city in North Carolina to live, work and visit.
View the most recent 2013 Crime Report from the Lexington Police Department.