Reported Annual Crime In Southwest

StatisticReportedincidentsSouthwest/100k peopleLakeland/100k peopleFlorida/100k peopleNational/100k people
Total crime5,4486,386 (estimate)5,1513,1172,837
StatisticReportedincidentsSouthwest/100k peopleLakeland/100k peopleFlorida/100k peopleNational/100k people
Murder4n/a3.85.45.3
Rape89n/a84.136.940.4
Robbery104n/a98.397.9102.8
Assault140n/a132.4290.2248.5
Violent crime337395 (estimate)319430386
Burglary751n/a710.1486.7468.9
Theft4,050n/a3,829.21,990.81,745.0
Vehicle theft310n/a293.1209.3236.9
Property crime5,1115,991 (estimate)4,8322,6872,451

Did you know?

  • The overall crime rate in Southwest is 125% higher than the national average.
  • For every 100,000 people, there are 17.5 daily crimes that occur in Southwest.
  • Southwest is safer than 45% of the cities in the Florida.
  • In Southwest you have a 1 in 16 chance of becoming a victim of any crime.
  • The number of total year over year crimes in Lakeland has decreased by 2%.

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Daily Crime In Southwest (per 100,000 people)

How Safe is Southwest (higher is better)

Chance of Being A Victim of Crime in Southwest

The chance of being a victim of violent crime in Southwest is 1 in 254
The chance of being a victim of property crime in Southwest is 1 in 17
The chance of being a victim of crime in Southwest is 1 in 16

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

Lakeland police department

ItemSouthwestLakelandFlorida
Law enforcement employees (officers & civilians)n/a42031,023
Police officers & civilians /1000 residentsn/a4.24.2

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
Polk City, FL2,1322311,4441,675
Eagle Lake, FL2,4112341,4651,700
Lake Alfred, FL5,353541,7601,814
Lakeland Highlands, FL12,4263021,8892,192
Mulberry, FL3,9253191,9962,316
Jan Phyl Village, FL4,8023652,2812,646
Medulla, FL8,5614142,5862,999
Lakeland, FL102,7143194,8325,151

Cities with similar population

City, StatePopulationViolent crime/100k peopleProperty crime/100k peopleTotal crime/100k people
El Cajon, CA102,8943782,3412,719
Spring Hill, FL102,9296293,9304,559
Rialto, CA102,4184341,8162,250
Lewisville, TX102,3272002,4192,618
Davenport, IA102,3057274,8505,577
Lakeland, FL102,7143194,8325,151
Source: The Southwest, Lakeland, FL crime data displayed above is derived from the FBI's uniform crime reports for the year of 2016. 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.