C
Total crime 1%
Violent crime 8%
Property crime 3%
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 Wales/100k peopleFlorida/100k peopleNational/100k people
Total crime426n/a (estimate)2,6062,6672,580
Murder0n/a0.05.25.0
Rape12n/a73.439.642.6
Robbery7n/a42.879.386.2
Assault38n/a232.4260.8246.8
Violent crime57n/a (estimate)349385381
Burglary30n/a183.5337.7376.0
Theft315n/a1,926.71,750.81,594.6
Vehicle theft24n/a146.8193.3228.9
Property crime369n/a (estimate)2,2572,2822,200

Key findings

  • Lake Wales crime rates are 1% higher than the national average
  • Violent crimes in Lake Wales are 8% lower than the national average
  • In Lake Wales you have a 1 in 39 chance of becoming a victim of crime
  • Lake Wales is safer than 32% of the cities in the United States
  • Year over year crime in Lake Wales has decreased by 17%

Lake Wales crime map

  • Lower crime
  •  
  •  
  •  
  •  
  • Higher crime
  • No data available
Crime map data by SpotCrime. Sign up for local SpotCrime alerts.
The Lake Wales crime map provides a detailed overview of all crimes in Lake Wales 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 Wales crime heat map offers insight into the total crimes on a block group level.

Safest Places to Live in and Around Lake Wales

See all the best places to live around Lake Wales

Compare Lake Wales, FL Crime

      vs
      How would you rate the amount of crime in Lake Wales?
      Write a review to give others more information about this area.
      Do you feel safe walking alone at night in Lake Wales?
      Write a review to give others more information about this area.
      See all Lake Wales poll results

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

      The bar chart above reveals the rate of daily crimes in Lake Wales for every 100,000 residents. The Lake Wales total amount of daily crime is 1.02 times less than the Florida average and 1.01 times more than than that of the nation. As for violent crimes, the daily average in Lake Wales, is 1.10 times less than the Florida average, and it is 1.09 times less than the national average. The statistics for property crimes show that Lake Wales has a daily crime average that is 1.01 times less than the Florida average and 1.03 times more than the daily national rate.

      How Safe is Lake Wales (higher is better)

      When comparing the safety of Lake Wales to every other city in Florida, as well as the entirety of the United States, is Lake Wales safe? The gauges above illustrate that Lake Wales is safer than 44% of every city located within Florida along with 32% of the all the cities located in the United States. The results of these graphs are created after analyzing each of the cities in Florida and in the United States as a whole. As a result, Lake Wales, FL is ranked below average when compared to the rest of the US cities.

      Chance of Being A Victim of Crime in Lake Wales

      The chance of being a victim of violent crime in Lake Wales is 1 in 287
      The chance of being a victim of property crime in Lake Wales is 1 in 45
      The chance of being a victim of crime in Lake Wales is 1 in 39
      Are you curious to know the likelihood of suffering from a crime in Lake Wales? If you reside in Lake Wales, the likelihood that you will become a victim of a violent crime is 1 in 287. Violent crimes include: murder, sexual assault, robbery, and physical assault. There is a 1 in 45 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 Wales, is 1 in 39.

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

      A good indicator of whether Lake Wales is becoming a safer or a more dangerous place to live can be determined by analyzing the year over year crime rate (per 100,000 people). The number of violent crimes in Lake Wales has increased by 6%, while the property crime rate in Lake Wales has decreased by 19% year over year. The number of total crimes in Lake Wales has decreased by 17% year over year.

      Lake Wales police department

      ItemLake WalesFloridaNational
      Law enforcement employees (officers & civilians)4631,023558,732
      Police officers & civilians /1000 residents3.24.23.3
      There are a total of 46 Lake Wales police officers. This results in 3.2 police officers per 1,000 residents which is 25.5% less than the Florida average and 3.1% less than the National average.

      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
      Grenelefe, FL1,6471559191,073
      Crooked Lake Park, FL1,6651951,1561,351
      Babson Park, FL1,4091991,1811,380
      Eagle Lake, FL2,4112101,2441,454
      Waverly, FL1,0252111,2511,462
      Lake Alfred, FL5,3531481,4961,644
      Alturas, FL3,6792521,4961,748
      Lake Wales, FL15,2063492,2572,606

      Cities with similar population

      City, StatePopulationViolent crime/100k peopleProperty crime/100k peopleTotal crime/100k people
      Greenwood Village, CO15,2085884,5535,141
      North Myrtle Beach, SC15,2016295,8376,466
      Alpine, CA15,1883822,0362,418
      Bellevue, WI15,1872941,5571,851
      Pataskala, OH15,2252381,8522,090
      Lake Wales, FL15,2063492,2572,606
      Source: The Lake Wales, 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.