I came across this Wikipedia article yesterday, which provides a table of the data from the FBI's 2012 Uniform Crime Report data for cities with populations of more than 250,000. The data is accurate, and available on the FBI website. It is the most recent published data--the 2013 preliminary release will occur this summer, and the final release this fall. The value-added from this page is the simplicity of sorting the cities in rank order by simply clicking on the column headings for crime type.
You can have some fun with this, despite all the caveats, advisements, limitations, warnings, and so forth regarding comparing crime data. Let's face it though: lots of citizens, police, and elected officials are really curious about how our 'burg compares to their 'burg.
This table is for cities larger than 250,000. Lincoln is one of the smaller ones in the group. When I do tables of this sort personally, I filter by population to select cities from 50,000 smaller to 50,000 greater, thus placing Lincoln in the middle by size. The results aren't that much different though.
Compared to other cities, Lincoln has a low violent crime rate--very low for robbery and murder, in particular; a moderate (but below average) rate for property crime; and a couple of crimes that are distinct outliers in these subgroups of violent and property crimes: high rapes and low auto thefts.
You can bank on that. It hasn't changed since I became police chief in 1994, and it won't change in my lifetime--or your's, since you are old enough to be reading the obscure blog of a middle American public safety director.