The table above illustrates an overview of the annual crime reported in Lakeland, FL. These figures on reported criminal activity in Lakeland, 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 Lakeland, FL is 65% higher than the average of the whole of the state of Florida, and when compared with the national average, is 82% higher than. When looking at violent crimes, Lakeland, FL has 26% lower than violent crime rate than Florida average, while remaining 18% lower than the national average. In property crime, Lakeland, FL is 80% higher than the average of Florida and is 97% higher than the national average.