Reported Annual Crime In Lakeland

StatisticReportedincidents/100k peopleLakeland/100k peopleFlorida/100k peopleNational/100k people
Total crime4,328n/a (estimate)4,0102,9202,745
StatisticReportedincidents/100k peopleLakeland/100k peopleFlorida/100k peopleNational/100k people
Murder1n/a0.95.05.3
Rape73n/a67.637.841.7
Robbery89n/a82.588.698.0
Assault144n/a133.4276.5248.9
Violent crime307n/a (estimate)284408383
Burglary574n/a531.8423.4430.4
Theft3,237n/a2,999.31,884.51,694.4
Vehicle theft210n/a194.6204.5237.4
Property crime4,021n/a (estimate)3,7262,5122,362

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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 37% higher than the average of the whole of the state of Florida, and when compared with the national average, is 46% higher than. When looking at violent crimes, Lakeland, FL has 30% lower than violent crime rate than Florida average, while remaining 26% lower than the national average. In property crime, Lakeland, FL is 48% higher than the average of Florida and is 58% higher than the national average.
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The Lakeland crime map provides a detailed overview of all crimes in Lakeland 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 Lakeland crime heat map offers insight into the total crimes on a block group level.

Did you know?

  • The overall crime rate in Lakeland is 46% higher than the national average.
  • For every 100,000 people, there are 10.99 daily crimes that occur in Lakeland.
  • Lakeland is safer than 27% of the cities in the United States.
  • In Lakeland you have a 1 in 25 chance of becoming a victim of any crime.
  • The number of total year over year crimes in Lakeland has decreased by 24%.

Compare Lakeland, FL Crime To Other Cities

Daily Crime In Lakeland (per 100,000 people)

The chart above shows the number of daily crimes in Lakeland, FL per 100,000 individuals. The total number of daily crimes is also reported for Florida and on a national scale. In Lakeland, FL the entire number of daily crimes is accurately recorded at 1.37 times more than the Florida average and 1.46 times more than the national average. The typical number of daily violent crimes in Lakeland, FL is 1.43 times less than the Florida average and 1.35 times less than the calculated daily national average. With regards to recent property crimes, Lakeland, FL has a constant daily crime rate that is 1.48 times more than the Florida average and 1.58 times more than the overall daily national average.

How Safe is Lakeland (higher is better)

Many people wonder how safe they are in Lakeland, 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 Lakeland, FL to other cities in the state and across the country, Lakeland, FL is 41% safer than other cities of Florida and 27% 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, Lakeland, FL has a ranking of below average in comparison to other cities in the country, which is determined my comparing Lakeland, FL crime rate to all the other cities investigated.

Chance of Being A Victim of Crime in Lakeland

The chance of being a victim of violent crime in Lakeland is 1 in 352
The chance of being a victim of property crime in Lakeland is 1 in 27
The chance of being a victim of crime in Lakeland is 1 in 25
Do you want to know the risk of being victimized by a crime in Lakeland, FL? Displayed here are the statistics showing how likely you are to become a victim of a crime of violence, crime against your property, or any other crime. If you are in Lakeland, FL, then there is a 1 in 352 risk that you will experience a violent crime against you. These types of crimes may include homicide, sexual assault, robbery, and physical assault. Your risk of being a victim of property crime is 1 in 27. These types of crime include burglary, petty theft, and theft of motor vehicles. Altogether, there is a 1 in 25 risk that you will become a victim of crime in Lakeland, FL.

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

An ideal indicator of whether Lakeland, FL is becoming a safer or more dangerous residential area or not is an analysis of the crime rate in the area from year to year. In the above illustration, the year to year crime rates are visualized per 100,000 people for property, violent, and total crime. Year to year rate of violent crime in Lakeland, FL has decreased by 26% and the rate of property crime in Lakeland, FL has decreased by 23%. The total crime rate in Lakeland, FL has decreased by 24% year to year.

Lakeland police department

ItemLakelandFloridaNational
Law enforcement employees (officers & civilians)42031,023558,732
Police officers & civilians /1000 residents4.24.23.3
There are a total of 420 Lakeland police officers. This results in 4.2 police officers per 1,000 residents which is 0.7% less than the Florida average and 29.3% greater than the National average.

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
Lake Alfred, FL5,353171,1701,187
Zephyrhills North, FL1,9612131,3131,526
Polk City, FL2,1322191,3501,569
Eagle Lake, FL2,4112221,3701,592
Alturas, FL3,6792671,6471,914
Lakeland Highlands, FL12,4262871,7662,053
Mulberry, FL3,9253031,8662,169
Lakeland, FL102,7142843,7264,010

Cities with similar population

City, StatePopulationViolent crime/100k peopleProperty crime/100k peopleTotal crime/100k people
El Cajon, CA102,8944112,2312,642
Spring Hill, FL102,9295973,6744,271
Rialto, CA102,4183841,6202,003
Lewisville, TX102,3272642,0092,273
Davenport, IA102,3057285,0935,821
Lakeland, FL102,7142843,7264,010
Source: The Lakeland, 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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