The table above illustrates an overview of the annual crime reported in Lake Wales, FL. These figures on reported criminal activity in Lake Wales, FL, based on a reported crime per 100,000 citizens, is shown in order to compare these rates across disparate categories. You will notice that the crimes collected here, for comparison purposes, have been separated between violent crimes and those involving or threatening property. According to the annual crime data, the crime rate in Lake Wales, FL is 14% higher than the average of the whole of the state of Florida, and when compared with the national average, is 25% higher than. When looking at violent crimes, Lake Wales, FL has 28% lower than violent crime rate than Florida average, while remaining 20% lower than the national average. In property crime, Lake Wales, FL is 21% higher than the average of Florida and is 33% higher than the national average.