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Total crime 42%
Violent crime 28%
Property crime 54%
Date & Last Updated: This data reflects the 2019 calendar year and was released from the FBI in September, 2020; this is the most current data available.
StatisticReportedincidents/100k peopleLake City/100k peopleIowa/100k peopleNational/100k people
Total crime24n/a (estimate)1,4552,0002,489
Murder0n/a0.01.95.0
Rape0n/a0.036.942.6
Robbery0n/a0.027.481.6
Assault8n/a485.1200.4250.2
Violent crime8n/a (estimate)485267379
Burglary1n/a60.6371.1340.5
Theft15n/a909.61,199.61,549.5
Vehicle theft0n/a0.0163.0219.9
Property crime16n/a (estimate)9701,7342,110

Key findings

  • Lake City crime rates are 42% lower than the national average
  • Violent crimes in Lake City are 28% higher than the national average
  • In Lake City you have a 1 in 69 chance of becoming a victim of crime
  • Lake City is safer than 26% of the cities in the United States
  • Year over year crime in Lake City has increased by 63%

Lake City crime map

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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 207
      The chance of being a victim of property crime in Lake City is 1 in 104
      The chance of being a victim of crime in Lake City is 1 in 69

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

      Lake City police department

      ItemLake CityIowaNational
      Law enforcement employees (officers & civilians)n/a3,827558,732
      Police officers & civilians /1000 residentsn/a1.83.3

      Sex offenders in Iowa

      StateTotal offendersIowa /100KNational /100K
      Iowa6,040205266
      There are a total of 6,040 sex offenders in Iowa. This yields a total of 205 sex offenders in Iowa per 100,000 residents which is 23% less than the national average.

      Nearby Cities With Low Crime Rates

      City, StatePopulationViolent crime/100k peopleProperty crime/100k peopleTotal crime/100k people
      Twin Lakes, IA186108701808
      Glidden, IA1,422115750866
      Rockwell City, IA2,2121469451,091
      Sac City, IA2,185971,7021,800
      Carroll, IA9,990921,7901,882
      Breda, IA4383112,0232,334
      Lidderdale, IA1203412,2122,553
      Lake City, IA1,7594859701,455

      Cities with similar population

      City, StatePopulationViolent crime/100k peopleProperty crime/100k peopleTotal crime/100k people
      Warroad, MN1,7592231,3921,615
      Mayer, AZ1,7592101,1281,338
      Shoreacres, TX1,759100572672
      Bristol, VT1,75926438464
      Napavine, WA1,75902,1492,149
      Lake City, IA1,7594859701,455
      Source: The Lake City, IA crime data displayed above is derived from the FBI's uniform crime reports for the year of 2019. 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.