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Total crime 65%
Violent crime 80%
Property crime 63%
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 Forest/100k peopleCalifornia/100k peopleNational/100k people
Total crime750n/a (estimate)8652,7722,489
Murder1n/a1.24.35.0
Rape7n/a8.137.542.6
Robbery14n/a16.1132.481.6
Assault44n/a50.8267.1250.2
Violent crime66n/a (estimate)76441379
Burglary108n/a124.6386.1340.5
Theft503n/a580.21,586.31,549.5
Vehicle theft73n/a84.2358.8219.9
Property crime684n/a (estimate)7892,3312,110

Key findings

  • Lake Forest crime rates are 65% lower than the national average
  • Violent crimes in Lake Forest are 80% lower than the national average
  • In Lake Forest you have a 1 in 116 chance of becoming a victim of crime
  • Lake Forest is safer than 80% of the cities in the United States
  • Year over year crime in Lake Forest has decreased by 20%

Lake Forest crime map

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

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

      The bar chart above reveals the rate of daily crimes in Lake Forest for every 100,000 residents. The Lake Forest total amount of daily crime is 3.20 times less than the California average and 2.88 times less than than that of the nation. As for violent crimes, the daily average in Lake Forest, is 5.80 times less than the California average, and it is 4.98 times less than the national average. The statistics for property crimes show that Lake Forest has a daily crime average that is 2.95 times less than the California average and 2.67 times less than the daily national rate.

      How Safe is Lake Forest (higher is better)

      When comparing the safety of Lake Forest to every other city in California, as well as the entirety of the United States, is Lake Forest safe? The gauges above illustrate that Lake Forest is safer than 96% of every city located within California along with 80% of the all the cities located in the United States. The results of these graphs are created after analyzing each of the cities in California and in the United States as a whole. As a result, Lake Forest, CA is ranked above average when compared to the rest of the US cities.

      Chance of Being A Victim of Crime in Lake Forest

      The chance of being a victim of violent crime in Lake Forest is 1 in 1314
      The chance of being a victim of property crime in Lake Forest is 1 in 127
      The chance of being a victim of crime in Lake Forest is 1 in 116
      Interested in knowing the odds that you will be a crime victim in Lake Forest? In Lake Forest, you have a 1 in 1314 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 127. These crimes include theft, vehicle theft, and burglary. Your overall chance of being a victim of crime in Lake Forest, CA is 1 in 116.

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

      The year over year change in crime per 100,000 people helps to understand whether crime in Lake Forest, CA is on the rise or declining. The violent crime rate in Lake Forest has decreased by 59%, while the property crime rate in Lake Forest has decreased by 12% year over year. Summing up the numbers, Lake Forest has decreased by 20% with regards to total crimes year over year.

      Lake Forest police department

      ItemLake ForestCaliforniaNational
      Law enforcement employees (officers & civilians)n/a51,506558,732
      Police officers & civilians /1000 residentsn/a3.63.3

      Sex offenders in California

      StateTotal offendersCalifornia /100KNational /100K
      California79,891232266
      There are a total of 79,891 sex offenders in California. This yields a total of 232 sex offenders in California per 100,000 residents which is 13% less than the national average.

      Nearby Cities With Low Crime Rates

      City, StatePopulationViolent crime/100k peopleProperty crime/100k peopleTotal crime/100k people
      Rancho Santa Margarita, CA49,03862612674
      Laguna Woods, CA16,34744773817
      Villa Park, CA5,92268753822
      Aliso Viejo, CA50,21952829880
      Las Flores, CA5,671143758901
      Laguna Niguel, CA64,98464910975
      Mission Viejo, CA96,17868907975
      Lake Forest, CA80,65876789865

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      City, StatePopulationViolent crime/100k peopleProperty crime/100k peopleTotal crime/100k people
      Largo, FL80,6783842,7393,122
      Avondale, AZ80,6312883,5533,841
      Bryan, TX80,5524272,2262,653
      Fayetteville, AR80,5524474,4814,929
      Cranston, RI80,8821561,3621,518
      Lake Forest, CA80,65876789865
      Source: The Lake Forest, CA 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.