Reported Annual Crime In Lake Wales

StatisticReportedincidents/100k peopleLake Wales/100k peopleFlorida/100k peopleNational/100k people
Total crime505n/a (estimate)3,1272,9202,745
StatisticReportedincidents/100k peopleLake Wales/100k peopleFlorida/100k peopleNational/100k people
Murder0n/a0.05.05.3
Rape4n/a24.837.841.7
Robbery10n/a61.988.698.0
Assault39n/a241.5276.5248.9
Violent crime53n/a (estimate)328408383
Burglary59n/a365.3423.4430.4
Theft364n/a2,253.91,884.51,694.4
Vehicle theft29n/a179.6204.5237.4
Property crime452n/a (estimate)2,7992,5122,362

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The table above illustrates an overview of the annual crime reported in Lake Wales, FL. These figures on reported criminal activity in Lake Wales, FL, based on a reported crime per 100,000 citizens, is shown in order to compare these rates across disparate categories. You will notice that the crimes collected here, for comparison purposes, have been separated between violent crimes and those involving or threatening property. According to the annual crime data, the crime rate in Lake Wales, FL is 7% higher than the average of the whole of the state of Florida, and when compared with the national average, is 14% higher than. When looking at violent crimes, Lake Wales, FL has 20% lower than violent crime rate than Florida average, while remaining 14% lower than the national average. In property crime, Lake Wales, FL is 11% higher than the average of Florida and is 18% higher than the national average.
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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 low crime compared to the areas with high crime. The Lake Wales crime heat map offers insight into the total crimes on a block group level.

Did you know?

  • The overall crime rate in Lake Wales is 14% higher than the national average.
  • For every 100,000 people, there are 8.57 daily crimes that occur in Lake Wales.
  • Lake Wales is safer than 31% of the cities in the United States.
  • In Lake Wales you have a 1 in 32 chance of becoming a victim of any crime.
  • The number of total year over year crimes in Lake Wales has decreased by 14%.

Compare Lake Wales, FL Crime To Other Cities

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

The bar chart above reveals the rate of daily criminal activity in Lake Wales, FL for every 100,000 residents. To compare, daily crime statistics are also disclosed for Florida as well as those across America as a whole. The Lake Wales, FL total amount of daily offenses is 1.07 times more than the Florida average and 1.14 times more than than that of the nation. As for violent crimes, the daily average in Lake Wales, FL is 1.24 times less than the Florida average, and it is 1.17 times less than the national mean. The statistics for property crimes show that Lake Wales, FL has a daily crime figure that is 1.11 times more than the Florida average and 1.18 times more than the daily national rate.

How Safe is Lake Wales (higher is better)

When comparing the safety of Lake Wales, FL compared to every other city in Florida as well as the entirety of the United States, the gauges found above illustrate that Lake Wales, FL ranks safer than 46% of every city located within Florida along with 31% 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. It is then established the total amount of cities that have a lower crime rate than Lake Wales, FL. As a result, Lake Wales, FL is ranked below average when compared to the majority of 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 305
The chance of being a victim of property crime in Lake Wales is 1 in 36
The chance of being a victim of crime in Lake Wales is 1 in 32
Are you curious to know the likelihood of suffering from a crime in Lake Wales, FL? The graphics above display the likelihood of becoming victimized by an illegal act such as a crime including violence or property damage. If you reside in Lake Wales, FL, the likelihood that you will suffer a violent crime is 1 in 305. These sorts of violent crimes include murder, sexual assault, robbery, and physical assault. Illegal actions against property are represented by a likelihood of 1 in 36 that you become a victim. 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, FL is 1 in 32.

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

A good indicator of whether Lake Wales, FL is becoming a safer or a more dangerous place to live can be determined by analyzing the year over year crime rate. In the graph above, the year over year crime rates are displayed for violent, property and total crimes per 100,000 people. The number of violent crimes in Lake Wales, FL has increased by 29%, while the property crime rate in Lake Wales, FL has decreased by 18% year over year. The number of total crimes in Lake Wales, FL has decreased by 14% 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
Florida64,107393222
There are a total of 64,107 sex offenders in Florida. This yields a total of 393 sex offenders in Florida per 100,000 residents which is 77% greater than the national average.

Nearby Cities With Low Crime Rates

City, StatePopulationViolent crime/100k peopleProperty crime/100k peopleTotal crime/100k people
Grenelefe, FL1,6471641,0111,175
Lake Alfred, FL5,353171,1701,187
Crooked Lake Park, FL1,6652071,2731,479
Babson Park, FL1,4092111,3001,511
Eagle Lake, FL2,4112221,3701,592
Waverly, FL1,0252241,3771,601
Alturas, FL3,6792671,6471,914
Lake Wales, FL15,2063282,7993,127

Cities with similar population

City, StatePopulationViolent crime/100k peopleProperty crime/100k peopleTotal crime/100k people
Greenwood Village, CO15,2081501,1021,253
North Myrtle Beach, SC15,2014387,7828,221
Alpine, CA15,1883842,1362,520
Pataskala, OH15,2252542,0582,312
Bellevue, WI15,1873191,8042,124
Lake Wales, FL15,2063282,7993,127
Source: The Lake Wales, FL crime data displayed above is derived from the FBI's uniform crime reports for the year of 2017. 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.
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