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Total crime 220%
Violent crime 219%
Property crime 220%
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 peopleLake City/100k peopleFlorida/100k peopleNational/100k people
Total crime1,006n/a (estimate)8,2582,6672,580
Murder1n/a8.25.25.0
Rape15n/a123.139.642.6
Robbery22n/a180.679.386.2
Assault110n/a903.0260.8246.8
Violent crime148n/a (estimate)1,215385381
Burglary133n/a1,091.8337.7376.0
Theft697n/a5,721.61,750.81,594.6
Vehicle theft28n/a229.8193.3228.9
Property crime858n/a (estimate)7,0432,2822,200

Key findings

  • Lake City crime rates are 220% higher than the national average
  • Violent crimes in Lake City are 219% higher than the national average
  • In Lake City you have a 1 in 13 chance of becoming a victim of crime
  • Lake City is safer than 1% of the cities in the United States
  • Year over year crime in Lake City has decreased by 8%

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)

      The bar chart above reveals the rate of daily crimes in Lake City for every 100,000 residents. The Lake City total amount of daily crime is 3.10 times more than the Florida average and 3.20 times more than than that of the nation. As for violent crimes, the daily average in Lake City, is 3.16 times more than the Florida average, and it is 3.19 times more than the national average. The statistics for property crimes show that Lake City has a daily crime average that is 3.09 times more than the Florida average and 3.20 times more than the daily national rate.

      How Safe is Lake City (higher is better)

      Compared to the other cities in Florida and all other cities across the US, is Lake City safe? From the gauges displayed above, you will notice that Lake City is safer than 1% of other cities in the state of Florida. In addition, Lake City is safer than 1% of cities in the entire United States. To achieve these results, all Florida and United States cities were analyzed to determine how many locations had a lower crime rate than Lake City. By studying this data, it was possible to determine that Lake City is below average in safety when compared with other United States cities.

      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 83
      The chance of being a victim of property crime in Lake City is 1 in 15
      The chance of being a victim of crime in Lake City is 1 in 13
      Are you curious to know the likelihood of suffering from a crime in Lake City? If you reside in Lake City, the likelihood that you will become a victim of a violent crime is 1 in 83. Violent crimes include: murder, sexual assault, robbery, and physical assault. There is a 1 in 15 change that you will become a victim of a property crime. These sorts of crimes against personal property include: burglary, theft, and auto theft. In total, the likelihood of being victimized by a crime in Lake City, is 1 in 13.

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

      The year over year change in crime per 100,000 people helps to understand whether crime in Lake City, FL is on the rise or declining. The violent crime rate in Lake City has decreased by 15%, while the property crime rate in Lake City has decreased by 6% year over year. Summing up the numbers, Lake City has decreased by 8% with regards to total crimes year over year.

      Lake City police department

      ItemLake CityFloridaNational
      Law enforcement employees (officers & civilians)4931,023558,732
      Police officers & civilians /1000 residentsn/a4.23.3

      Sex offenders in Florida

      StateTotal offendersFlorida /100KNational /100K
      Florida53,771330266
      There are a total of 53,771 sex offenders in Florida. This yields a total of 330 sex offenders in Florida per 100,000 residents which is 24% greater than the national average.

      Nearby Cities With Low Crime Rates

      City, StatePopulationViolent crime/100k peopleProperty crime/100k peopleTotal crime/100k people
      Five Points, FL1,0632161,2811,497
      Watertown, FL3,4512571,5221,779
      White Springs, FL8717812,7343,516
      Lake City, FL12,1371,2157,0438,258

      Cities with similar population

      City, StatePopulationViolent crime/100k peopleProperty crime/100k peopleTotal crime/100k people
      Babylon, NY12,130165681846
      Neosho, MO12,1442414,3634,603
      Speedway, IN12,1452874,2834,570
      Palmer Town, MA12,1454637951,258
      Portland, TN12,1252791,7612,041
      Lake City, FL12,1371,2157,0438,258
      Source: The Lake City, FL 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.