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Total crime 42%
Violent crime 2%
Property crime 50%
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.
Crime data for this area is not available from the FBI. Either data from local enforcement agencies is applied or estimates are created based on demographic data including, but not limited to: home prices, income per capita and population density.
StatisticReportedincidents/100k peopleLake/100k peopleMississippi/100k peopleNational/100k people
Total crime0n/a (estimate)3,540 (estimate)2,6542,489
Murdern/an/an/a11.25.0
Rapen/an/an/a25.142.6
Robberyn/an/an/a57.181.6
Assaultn/an/an/a184.6250.2
Violent crimen/an/a (estimate)371 (estimate)278379
Burglaryn/an/an/a627.0340.5
Theftn/an/an/a1,555.71,549.5
Vehicle theftn/an/an/a193.1219.9
Property crimen/an/a (estimate)3,169 (estimate)2,3762,110

Key findings

  • Lake crime rates are 42% higher than the national average
  • Violent crimes in Lake are 2% lower than the national average
  • In Lake you have a 1 in 29 chance of becoming a victim of crime
  • Lake is safer than 22% of the cities in the United States
  • Year over year crime in Lake has increased by 1%

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

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      Daily Crime In Lake (per 100,000 people)

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      Chance of Being A Victim of Crime in Lake

      The chance of being a victim of violent crime in Lake is 1 in 270
      The chance of being a victim of property crime in Lake is 1 in 32
      The chance of being a victim of crime in Lake is 1 in 29

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

      Lake police department

      ItemLakeMississippiNational
      Law enforcement employees (officers & civilians)n/a4,806558,732
      Police officers & civilians /1000 residentsn/a3.83.3

      Sex offenders in Mississippi

      StateTotal offendersMississippi /100KNational /100K
      Mississippi11,060380266
      There are a total of 11,060 sex offenders in Mississippi. This yields a total of 380 sex offenders in Mississippi per 100,000 residents which is 43% greater than the national average.

      Nearby Cities With Low Crime Rates

      City, StatePopulationViolent crime/100k peopleProperty crime/100k peopleTotal crime/100k people
      Decatur, MS2,0871139671,080
      Hillsboro, MS1,2161351,1571,293
      Conehatta, MS1,1481501,2861,437
      Newton, MS3,3461711,4591,630
      Forest, MS5,7002892,4732,763
      Lake, MS5323713,1693,540

      Cities with similar population

      City, StatePopulationViolent crime/100k peopleProperty crime/100k peopleTotal crime/100k people
      Naples, ME5321031,1131,215
      Fort Coffee, OK5326254,1154,740
      Jayton, TX5325663,2323,798
      Berwind, WV5325122,5583,070
      Pleasant Hill, TN5327433,3134,056
      Lake, MS5323713,1693,540
      Source: The Lake, MS crime data displayed above is derived from the FBI's uniform crime reports for the year of 2019. 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.