Total crime 74%
Violent crime 146%
Property crime 61%
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.
StatisticReportedincidentsSouthwest/100k peopleLakeland/100k peopleFlorida/100k peopleNational/100k people
Total crime3,5804,327 (estimate)3,1902,5242,489
Violent crime350934 (estimate)312378379
Vehicle theft203n/a180.9181.8219.9
Property crime3,2303,393 (estimate)2,8782,1462,110

Key findings

  • Southwest crime rates are 74% higher than the national average
  • Violent crimes in Southwest are 146% higher than the national average
  • In Southwest you have a 1 in 24 chance of becoming a victim of crime
  • Southwest is safer than 28% of the cities in Florida
  • Year over year crime in Lakeland has decreased by 7%

Southwest crime map

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

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      Daily Crime In Southwest (per 100,000 people)

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      Chance of Being A Victim of Crime in Southwest

      The chance of being a victim of violent crime in Southwest is 1 in 108
      The chance of being a victim of property crime in Southwest is 1 in 30
      The chance of being a victim of crime in Southwest is 1 in 24

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

      Lakeland police department

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

      Sex offenders in Florida

      StateTotal offendersFlorida /100KNational /100K
      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
      Lakeland Highlands, FL12,4262661,5091,775
      Mulberry, FL3,9252811,5941,875
      Jan Phyl Village, FL4,8023211,8222,143
      Medulla, FL8,5613642,0652,429
      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 Southwest, 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.