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Total crime 62%
Violent crime 79%
Property crime 88%
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.
StatisticReportedincidentsLake Watkins/100k peopleLakeland/100k peopleFlorida/100k peopleNational/100k people
Total crime3,5804,043 (estimate)3,1902,5242,489
Murder7n/a6.25.25.0
Rape63n/a56.139.442.6
Robbery97n/a86.475.581.6
Assault183n/a163.0258.3250.2
Violent crime35079 (estimate)312378379
Burglary438n/a390.2295.2340.5
Theft2,589n/a2,306.71,668.71,549.5
Vehicle theft203n/a180.9181.8219.9
Property crime3,2303,964 (estimate)2,8782,1462,110

Key findings

  • Lake Watkins crime rates are 62% higher than the national average
  • Violent crimes in Lake Watkins are 79% lower than the national average
  • In Lake Watkins you have a 1 in 25 chance of becoming a victim of crime
  • Lake Watkins is safer than 60% of the cities in Florida
  • Year over year crime in Lakeland has decreased by 7%

Lake Watkins crime map

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      Daily Crime In Lake Watkins (per 100,000 people)

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      Chance of Being A Victim of Crime in Lake Watkins

      The chance of being a victim of violent crime in Lake Watkins is 1 in 1266
      The chance of being a victim of property crime in Lake Watkins is 1 in 26
      The chance of being a victim of crime in Lake Watkins is 1 in 25

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

      Lakeland police department

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

      Sex offenders in Florida

      StateTotal offendersFlorida /100KNational /100K
      Florida53,771330266
      There are a total of 53,771 sex offenders in Florida. This yields a total of 330 sex offenders in Florida per 100,000 residents which is 24% greater than the national average.

      Nearby Cities With Low Crime Rates

      City, StatePopulationViolent crime/100k peopleProperty crime/100k peopleTotal crime/100k people
      Lake Alfred, FL5,35349604653
      Polk City, FL2,1322031,1531,356
      Eagle Lake, FL2,4112061,1701,376
      Alturas, FL3,6792481,4071,655
      Lakeland Highlands, FL12,4262661,5091,775
      Mulberry, FL3,9252811,5941,875
      Jan Phyl Village, FL4,8023211,8222,143
      Lakeland, FL102,7143122,8783,190

      Cities with similar population

      City, StatePopulationViolent crime/100k peopleProperty crime/100k peopleTotal crime/100k people
      El Cajon, CA102,8945321,9732,506
      Spring Hill, FL102,9295533,1393,691
      Rialto, CA102,4185723,0293,601
      Lewisville, TX102,3272211,9682,189
      Davenport, IA102,3055953,8264,421
      Lakeland, FL102,7143122,8783,190
      Source: The Lake Watkins, Lakeland, FL 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.