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Total crime 75%
Violent crime 72%
Property crime 76%
Date & Last Updated: This data reflects the 2020 calendar year and was released from the FBI in September, 2021; this is the most current data available.
StatisticReportedincidents/100k peopleLake City/100k peopleArkansas/100k peopleNational/100k people
Total crime16n/a (estimate)5883,2852,346
Murder0n/a0.010.66.5
Rape1n/a36.873.538.4
Robbery0n/a0.052.073.9
Assault2n/a73.5535.8279.7
Violent crime3n/a (estimate)110672388
Burglary5n/a183.8523.1314.2
Theft7n/a257.41,828.51,398.0
Vehicle theft1n/a36.8261.8246.0
Property crime13n/a (estimate)4782,6131,958

Key findings

  • Lake City crime rates are 75% lower than the national average
  • Violent crimes in Lake City are 72% lower than the national average
  • In Lake City you have a 1 in 171 chance of becoming a victim of crime
  • Lake City is safer than 80% of the cities in the United States
  • Year over year crime in Lake City has decreased by 34%

Lake City crime map

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The Lake City crime map provides a detailed overview of all crimes in Lake City 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 Lake City crime heat map offers insight into the total crimes on a block group level.

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

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      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 907
      The chance of being a victim of property crime in Lake City is 1 in 210
      The chance of being a victim of crime in Lake City is 1 in 171

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

      Lake City police department

      ItemLake CityArkansasNational
      Law enforcement employees (officers & civilians)45,164558,732
      Police officers & civilians /1000 residents1.92.93.3
      There are a total of 4 Lake City police officers. This results in 1.9 police officers per 1,000 residents which is 36.3% less than the Arkansas average and 42.3% less than the National average.

      Sex offenders in Arkansas

      StateTotal offendersArkansas /100KNational /100K
      Arkansas8,875323266
      There are a total of 8,875 sex offenders in Arkansas. This yields a total of 323 sex offenders in Arkansas per 100,000 residents which is 21% greater than the national average.

      Nearby Cities With Low Crime Rates

      City, StatePopulationViolent crime/100k peopleProperty crime/100k peopleTotal crime/100k people
      Caraway, AR1,06801,0131,013
      Bay, AR1,9564948231,317
      Lepanto, AR1,9403341,3001,635
      Monette, AR1,7524371,2481,685
      Brookland, AR2,7171861,5961,782
      Leachville, AR1,8627082,1802,888
      Etowah, AR2426393,5144,153
      Lake City, AR2,570110478588

      Cities with similar population

      City, StatePopulationViolent crime/100k peopleProperty crime/100k peopleTotal crime/100k people
      Sabetha, KS2,5701551,5471,701
      Tahoka, TX2,57038610648
      Okanogan, WA2,5701711,5881,759
      Rock Rapids, IA2,569133744877
      Salem, AR2,5711229161,038
      Lake City, AR2,570110478588
      Source: The Lake City, AR crime data displayed above is derived from the FBI's uniform crime reports for the year of 2020. 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.