Reported Annual Crime In Lake City

StatisticReportedincidents/100k peopleLake City/100k peopleSouth Carolina/100k peopleNational/100k people
Total crime567n/a (estimate)8,3273,7462,837
StatisticReportedincidents/100k peopleLake City/100k peopleSouth Carolina/100k peopleNational/100k people
Murder0n/a0.07.45.3
Rape8n/a117.548.140.4
Robbery25n/a367.281.3102.8
Assault95n/a1,395.2365.0248.5
Violent crime128n/a (estimate)1,880502386
Burglary100n/a1,468.6664.7468.9
Theft307n/a4,508.72,298.51,745.0
Vehicle theft32n/a470.0280.6236.9
Property crime439n/a (estimate)6,4473,2442,451
The table above provides a full overview of all reported crimes in Lake City, SC for the year. The sum of recorded criminal acts in Lake City, SC is displayed; for comparisons, each offense is also shown in regards to the amount of offenses per 100,000 people. Along with this, they are separated into multiple categories: violent crimes and property crimes. The crime data reveals that the overall Lake City, SC crime rates are 122% higher than in comparison to the South Carolina mean and are 194% higher than the nation's mean. In regards to violent offenses, Lake City, SC has a rate that is 275% higher than the South Carolina average; compared to the United States, it is 387% higher than. Looking at crimes involving property, Lake City, SC is 99% higher than its state's mean, and 163% higher than the country's average.

Nearby Cities With Low Crime Rates

City, StatePopulationViolent crime/100k peopleProperty crime/100k peopleTotal crime/100k people
Scranton, SC7720463463
Coward, SC51501,2021,202
Pamplico, SC1,1322321,4961,728
Olanta, SC70702,1022,102
Turbeville, SC1,0982512,3812,632
Stuckey, SC4446394,1284,767
Kingstree, SC3,2549197,8618,780
Lake City, SC6,7201,8806,4478,327

Did you know?

  • The overall crime rate in Lake City is 194% higher than the national average.
  • For every 100,000 people, there are 22.81 daily crimes that occur in Lake City.
  • Lake City is safer than 0% of the cities in the United States.
  • In Lake City you have a 1 in 13 chance of becoming a victim of any crime.
  • The number of total year over year crimes in Lake City has decreased by 8%.

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Daily Crime In Lake City (per 100,000 people)

The graph above illustrates the number of daily crimes in Lake City, SC per 100,000 people. For comparison purposes, the number of daily crimes is also reported for South Carolina and on a national level. In Lake City, SC the total number of daily crimes is 2.22 times more than the South Carolina average and 2.94 times more than the national average. The number of daily violent crimes in Lake City, SC is 3.75 times more than the South Carolina average and 4.87 times more than the national average. With regards to property crimes, Lake City, SC has a daily crime rate that is 1.99 times more than the South Carolina average and 2.63 times more than the national average.

How Safe is Lake City (higher is better)

How safe is Lake City, SC compared to other cities in South Carolina and the rest of the cities across the United States? The graphs above show that Lake City, SC is safer than 0% of the cities in South Carolina and 0% of the cities in the United States. These results are determined by analyzing all cities in South Carolina and across the US as a whole and determining how many total cities have a lower crime rate than Lake City, SC. Overall, Lake City, SC is ranked below average compared to all other cities across the United States.

Chance of Being A Victim of Crime in Lake City

The chance of being a victim of violent crime in Lake City is 1 in 54
The chance of being a victim of property crime in Lake City is 1 in 16
The chance of being a victim of crime in Lake City is 1 in 13
Have you ever worried about your odds of becoming a crime victim in Lake City, SC? The above illustrations display your chances being the victim of property crimes, violent crimes, or either crime. In Lake City, SC your chance of becoming a victim of a violent crime is 1 in 54. Types of violent crimes may include assault, robbery, rape, or murder. You also have a 1 in 16 chance of being the victim of a property crime such as vehicle theft, personal property theft, and burglary. Your overall risk of becoming a crime victim in Lake City, SC is 1 in 13.

Year Over Year Crime In Lake City (per 100,000 people)

An ideal indicator of whether Lake City, SC is becoming a safer or more dangerous residential area or not is an analysis of the crime rate in the area from year to year. In the above illustration, the year to year crime rates are visualized per 100,000 people for property, violent, and total crime. Year to year rate of violent crime in Lake City, SC has increased by 31% and the rate of property crime in Lake City, SC has decreased by 15%. The total crime rate in Lake City, SC has decreased by 8% year to year.

Lake City police department

ItemLake CitySouth CarolinaNational
Law enforcement employees (officers & civilians)235,812556,527
Police officers & civilians /1000 residents3.45.13.3
There are a total of 23 Lake City police officers. This results in 3.4 police officers per 1,000 residents which is 33.1% less than the South Carolina average and 3.7% greater than the National average.

Sex offenders in South Carolina

StateTotal offendersSouth Carolina /100KNational /100K
South Carolina12,678314222
There are a total of 12,678 sex offenders in South Carolina. This yields a total of 314 sex offenders in South Carolina per 100,000 residents which is 41% greater than the national average.

Cities with similar population

City, StatePopulationViolent crime/100k peopleProperty crime/100k peopleTotal crime/100k people
Bayville, NY6,724122503625
Middlebury, VT6,713231,3301,354
Abilene, KS6,7291231,9382,061
Evergreen, MT6,7113822,7883,170
Dillon, SC6,7311,91010,90612,816
Lake City, SC6,7201,8806,4478,327
Source: The Lake City, SC crime data displayed above is derived from the FBI's uniform crime reports for the year of 2016. The crime report encompasses more than 18,000 city and state law enforcement agencies reporting data on property and violent crimes. The uniform crime reports program represents approximately 309 million American residents, which results in 98% coverage of metropolitan statistical areas.