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Total crime 38%
Violent crime 85%
Property crime 30%
Date & Last Updated: This data reflects the 2018 calendar year and was released from the FBI in September, 2019; this is the most current data available.
StatisticReportedincidents/100k peopleCedar Lake/100k peopleIndiana/100k peopleNational/100k people
Total crime200n/a (estimate)1,5872,5622,580
Murder0n/a0.06.55.0
Rape4n/a31.735.442.6
Robbery1n/a7.988.786.2
Assault2n/a15.9251.6246.8
Violent crime7n/a (estimate)56382381
Burglary24n/a190.4377.6376.0
Theft159n/a1,261.71,572.71,594.6
Vehicle theft10n/a79.4229.1228.9
Property crime193n/a (estimate)1,5322,1792,200

Key findings

  • Cedar Lake crime rates are 38% lower than the national average
  • Violent crimes in Cedar Lake are 85% lower than the national average
  • In Cedar Lake you have a 1 in 64 chance of becoming a victim of crime
  • Cedar Lake is safer than 69% of the cities in the United States
  • Year over year crime in Cedar Lake has decreased by 17%

Cedar Lake crime map

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The Cedar Lake crime map provides a detailed overview of all crimes in Cedar Lake as reported by the local law enforcement agency. Based on the color coded legend above, the crime map outlines the areas with lower crime compared to the areas with higher crime. The Cedar Lake crime heat map offers insight into the total crimes on a block group level.

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

      The above illustration depicts the number of crimes committed daily in Cedar Lake, per 100,000 residents. In Cedar Lake, the total number of daily crimes is 1.61 times less than the Indiana average and 1.63 times less than the national average. Violent daily crime statistics in Cedar Lake are 6.88 times less than the Indiana average and 6.85 times less than the national average. For property crime, Cedar Lake has a daily crime rate that is 1.42 times less than the Indiana average and 1.44 times less than the daily national average.

      How Safe is Cedar Lake (higher is better)

      Is Cedar Lake safe in comparison to other cities in the state of Indiana as well as in comparison to the rest of the areas across the United States. Using the gauges above, which compare crime in Cedar Lake to other cities in the state and across the country, Cedar Lake is 70% safer than other cities of Indiana and 69% safer than other cities in the nation. Cedar Lake has a ranks above average in comparison to other cities in the country.

      Chance of Being A Victim of Crime in Cedar Lake

      The chance of being a victim of violent crime in Cedar Lake is 1 in 1801
      The chance of being a victim of property crime in Cedar Lake is 1 in 66
      The chance of being a victim of crime in Cedar Lake is 1 in 64
      Interested in knowing the odds that you will be a crime victim in Cedar Lake? In Cedar Lake, you have a 1 in 1801 chance of falling victim to a violent crime, such as rape, robbery, assault, or even murder. In terms of property crime, your chances of being a victim are 1 in 66. These crimes include theft, vehicle theft, and burglary. Your overall chance of being a victim of crime in Cedar Lake, IN is 1 in 64.

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

      The year over year crime rate per 100,000 people for Cedar Lake is an accurate tool for tracking the rise and fall of crime, and in determining if living in Cedar Lake has become safer or more dangerous. The year over year data displayed in the graph shows that violent crimes have decreased by 48% in Cedar Lake, while property crimes in Cedar Lake have decreased by 15%. Total crime has decreased by 17% year over year.

      Cedar Lake police department

      ItemCedar LakeIndianaNational
      Law enforcement employees (officers & civilians)248,766558,732
      Police officers & civilians /1000 residents2.12.43.3
      There are a total of 24 Cedar Lake police officers. This results in 2.1 police officers per 1,000 residents which is 12.3% less than the Indiana average and 36.3% less than the National average.

      Sex offenders in Indiana

      StateTotal offendersIndiana /100KNational /100K
      Indiana12,315198266
      There are a total of 12,315 sex offenders in Indiana. This yields a total of 198 sex offenders in Indiana per 100,000 residents which is 26% less than the national average.

      Nearby Cities With Low Crime Rates

      City, StatePopulationViolent crime/100k peopleProperty crime/100k peopleTotal crime/100k people
      Lowell, IN9,42310216227
      Beecher, IL4,26489557646
      St. John, IN15,77717630647
      Lake Dalecarlia, IN1,508106605711
      Glenwood, IL8,853124620745
      Winfield, IN5,233124709833
      Dyer, IN16,13363838901
      Cedar Lake, IN11,872561,5321,587

      Cities with similar population

      City, StatePopulationViolent crime/100k peopleProperty crime/100k peopleTotal crime/100k people
      Kelso, WA11,8714273,9954,423
      Shepherdsville, KY11,8692102,0742,284
      Alum Rock, CA11,8774652,4752,940
      Blackfoot, ID11,8783362,6452,981
      Cusseta-Chattahoochee County, GA11,8824403,4633,903
      Cedar Lake, IN11,872561,5321,587
      Source: The Cedar Lake, IN crime data displayed above is derived from the FBI's uniform crime reports for the year of 2018. 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.