Annual Crime In Lake City (2018)

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.
In the event that crime data for this area is not available from the FBI, estimates are used. The estimates are based on demographic data including, but not limited to: home prices, income per capita and population density.
StatisticReportedincidents/100k peopleLake City/100k peopleIowa/100k peopleNational/100k people
Total crime0n/a (estimate)892 (estimate)1,9422,580
StatisticReportedincidents/100k peopleLake City/100k peopleIowa/100k peopleNational/100k people
Murdern/an/an/a1.75.0
Rapen/an/an/a30.942.6
Robberyn/an/an/a29.586.2
Assaultn/an/an/a187.9246.8
Violent crimen/an/a (estimate)115 (estimate)250381
Burglaryn/an/an/a352.6376.0
Theftn/an/an/a1,190.41,594.6
Vehicle theftn/an/an/a148.5228.9
Property crimen/an/a (estimate)777 (estimate)1,6922,200

Key findings

  • Lake City crime rates are 65% lower than the national average
  • Violent crimes in Lake City are 70% lower than the national average
  • In Lake City you have a 1 in 113 chance of becoming a victim of crime
  • Lake City is safer than 76% of the cities in the United States
  • Year over year crime in Lake City has decreased by 18%

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Compare Lake City, IA Crime To Other Cities

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

      How Safe is Lake City (higher is better)

      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 871
      The chance of being a victim of property crime in Lake City is 1 in 129
      The chance of being a victim of crime in Lake City is 1 in 113

      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.

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      Twin Lakes, IA186101684785
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      Sac City, IA2,1851441,1981,342
      Carroll, IA9,990201,6941,714
      Breda, IA4382921,9742,265
      Lidderdale, IA1203192,1592,478
      Lake City, IA1,759115777892

      Cities with similar population

      City, StatePopulationViolent crime/100k peopleProperty crime/100k peopleTotal crime/100k people
      Warroad, MN1,759114626739
      Shoreacres, TX1,75998566665
      Bristol, VT1,759103437540
      Mayer, AZ1,7592201,2371,457
      Napavine, WA1,75902,1492,149
      Lake City, IA1,759115777892
      Source: The Lake City, IA 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.