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Total crime 53%
Violent crime 151%
Property crime 36%
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 Worth/100k peopleFlorida/100k peopleNational/100k people
Total crime1,522n/a (estimate)3,9452,6672,580
Murder4n/a10.45.25.0
Rape39n/a101.139.642.6
Robbery134n/a347.479.386.2
Assault192n/a497.7260.8246.8
Violent crime369n/a (estimate)957385381
Burglary242n/a627.3337.7376.0
Theft784n/a2,032.31,750.81,594.6
Vehicle theft127n/a329.2193.3228.9
Property crime1,153n/a (estimate)2,9892,2822,200

Key findings

  • Lake Worth crime rates are 53% higher than the national average
  • Violent crimes in Lake Worth are 151% higher than the national average
  • In Lake Worth you have a 1 in 26 chance of becoming a victim of crime
  • Lake Worth is safer than 5% of the cities in the United States
  • Year over year crime in Lake Worth has decreased by 25%

Lake Worth crime map

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

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

      The graph above illustrates the number of daily crimes in Lake Worth, FL per 100,000 people. In Lake Worth, the total number of daily crimes is 1.48 times more than the Florida average and 1.53 times more than the national average. The number of daily violent crimes in Lake Worth is 2.49 times more than the Florida average and 2.51 times more than the national average. With regards to property crimes, Lake Worth has a daily crime rate that is 1.31 times more than the Florida average and 1.36 times more than the national average.

      How Safe is Lake Worth (higher is better)

      Is Lake Worth safe in comparison to other cities in the state of Florida as well as in comparison to the rest of the areas across the United States. Using the gauges above, which compare crime in Lake Worth to other cities in the state and across the country, Lake Worth is 10% safer than other cities of Florida and 5% safer than other cities in the nation. Lake Worth has a ranks below average in comparison to other cities in the country.

      Chance of Being A Victim of Crime in Lake Worth

      The chance of being a victim of violent crime in Lake Worth is 1 in 105
      The chance of being a victim of property crime in Lake Worth is 1 in 34
      The chance of being a victim of crime in Lake Worth is 1 in 26
      Are you curious to know the likelihood of suffering from a crime in Lake Worth? If you reside in Lake Worth, the likelihood that you will become a victim of a violent crime is 1 in 105. Violent crimes include: murder, sexual assault, robbery, and physical assault. There is a 1 in 34 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 Worth, is 1 in 26.

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

      The year over year change in crime per 100,000 people helps to understand whether crime in Lake Worth, FL is on the rise or declining. The violent crime rate in Lake Worth has decreased by 26%, while the property crime rate in Lake Worth has decreased by 24% year over year. Summing up the numbers, Lake Worth has decreased by 25% with regards to total crimes year over year.

      Lake Worth police department

      ItemLake WorthFloridaNational
      Law enforcement employees (officers & civilians)9431,023558,732
      Police officers & civilians /1000 residentsn/a4.23.3

      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
      South Palm Beach, FL1,3090138138
      Gulf Stream, FL6600338338
      Highland Beach, FL3,68978625703
      Loxahatchee Groves, FL3,342107634740
      Gun Club Estates, FL1,401124733856
      North Palm Beach, FL12,58191795885
      Haverhill, FL1,9841458581,002
      Lake Worth, FL36,8389572,9893,945

      Cities with similar population

      City, StatePopulationViolent crime/100k peopleProperty crime/100k peopleTotal crime/100k people
      Oakville, MO36,8383071,6161,923
      Plant City, FL36,8304733,0483,521
      Royal Palm Beach, FL36,8291551,9342,089
      Lynnwood, WA36,8612624,2624,524
      Hobbs, NM36,8636554,1214,776
      Lake Worth, FL36,8389572,9893,945
      Source: The Lake Worth, 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.