Reported Annual Crime In Lake Worth

StatisticReportedincidents/100k peopleLake Worth/100k peopleFlorida/100k peopleNational/100k people
Total crime2,002n/a (estimate)5,2262,9202,745
StatisticReportedincidents/100k peopleLake Worth/100k peopleFlorida/100k peopleNational/100k people
Murder6n/a15.75.05.3
Rape43n/a112.337.841.7
Robbery213n/a556.188.698.0
Assault232n/a605.7276.5248.9
Violent crime494n/a (estimate)1,290408383
Burglary360n/a939.8423.4430.4
Theft974n/a2,542.81,884.51,694.4
Vehicle theft174n/a454.2204.5237.4
Property crime1,508n/a (estimate)3,9372,5122,362

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The table above provides a full overview of all reported crimes in Lake Worth, FL for the year. The sum of recorded criminal acts in Lake Worth, FL is displayed; for comparisons, each offense is also shown in regards to the amount of offenses per 100,000 people. Along with this, they are separated into multiple categories: violent crimes and property crimes. The crime data reveals that the overall Lake Worth, FL crime rates are 79% higher than in comparison to the Florida mean and are 90% higher than the nation's mean. In regards to violent offenses, Lake Worth, FL has a rate that is 216% higher than the Florida average; compared to the United States, it is 237% higher than. Looking at crimes involving property, Lake Worth, FL is 57% higher than its state's mean, and 67% higher than the country's average.
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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 low crime compared to the areas with high crime. The Lake Worth crime heat map offers insight into the total crimes on a block group level.

Did you know?

  • The overall crime rate in Lake Worth is 90% higher than the national average.
  • For every 100,000 people, there are 14.32 daily crimes that occur in Lake Worth.
  • Lake Worth is safer than 3% of the cities in the United States.
  • In Lake Worth you have a 1 in 20 chance of becoming a victim of any crime.
  • The number of total year over year crimes in Lake Worth has decreased by 20%.

Compare Lake Worth, FL Crime To Other Cities

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. For comparison purposes, the number of daily crimes is also reported for Florida and on a national level. In Lake Worth, FL the total number of daily crimes is 1.79 times more than the Florida average and 1.90 times more than the national average. The number of daily violent crimes in Lake Worth, FL is 3.16 times more than the Florida average and 3.37 times more than the national average. With regards to property crimes, Lake Worth, FL has a daily crime rate that is 1.57 times more than the Florida average and 1.67 times more than the national average.

How Safe is Lake Worth (higher is better)

Many people wonder how safe they are in Lake Worth, FL in comparison to other notable cities in the state of Florida as well as in comparison to the rest of the nation. Using the gauges above, which document and compare safety in Lake Worth, FL to other cities in the state and across the country, Lake Worth, FL is 6% safer than other cities of Florida and 3% safer than other cities in the nation. When referring to the results, which show crime scores in Florida cities and all around the United States, Lake Worth, FL has a ranking of below average in comparison to other cities in the country, which is determined my comparing Lake Worth, FL crime rate to all the other cities investigated.

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 78
The chance of being a victim of property crime in Lake Worth is 1 in 26
The chance of being a victim of crime in Lake Worth is 1 in 20
Are you curious to know the likelihood of suffering from a crime in Lake Worth, 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 Worth, FL, the likelihood that you will suffer a violent crime is 1 in 78. 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 26 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 Worth, FL is 1 in 20.

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

The year over year change in crime helps to understand whether crime in Lake Worth, FL is on the rise or declining. Analysts use this measure in order to eliminate the effect of changes in crime by the season. Year over year change in crime is shown for violent, property and total crimes per 100,000 people in the graph above. Clearly, the violent crime rate in Lake Worth, FL has decreased by 1%, while the property crime rate in Lake Worth, FL has decreased by 25% year over year. Summing up the numbers, Lake Worth, FL has decreased by 20% 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
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
Loxahatchee Groves, FL3,342113697811
South Palm Beach, FL1,3090829829
Gun Club Estates, FL1,401131807938
Highland Beach, FL3,689531,0011,053
Haverhill, FL1,9841539441,098
North Palm Beach, FL12,5811291,0331,163
Golf, FL2131651,0151,180
Lake Worth, FL36,8381,2903,9375,226

Cities with similar population

City, StatePopulationViolent crime/100k peopleProperty crime/100k peopleTotal crime/100k people
Oakville, MO36,8383241,7312,054
Plant City, FL36,8305313,2863,817
Royal Palm Beach, FL36,8292022,0302,231
Lynnwood, WA36,8613615,9586,319
Hobbs, NM36,8636464,2814,927
Lake Worth, FL36,8381,2903,9375,226
Source: The Lake Worth, 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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