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Total crime 5%
Violent crime 23%
Property crime 10%
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StatisticReportedincidents/100k peopleLakewood/100k peopleCalifornia/100k peopleNational/100k people
Total crime1,943n/a (estimate)2,4532,5812,346
Murder1n/a1.35.66.5
Rape16n/a20.234.238.4
Robbery86n/a108.6113.673.9
Assault133n/a167.9288.7279.7
Violent crime236n/a (estimate)298442388
Burglary238n/a300.4369.7314.2
Theft1,202n/a1,517.31,341.71,398.0
Vehicle theft267n/a337.0427.6246.0
Property crime1,707n/a (estimate)2,1552,1391,958

Key findings

  • Lakewood crime rates are 5% higher than the national average
  • Violent crimes in Lakewood are 23% lower than the national average
  • In Lakewood you have a 1 in 41 chance of becoming a victim of crime
  • Lakewood is safer than 35% of the cities in the United States
  • Year over year crime in Lakewood has decreased by 5%

Lakewood crime map

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

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      Daily Crime In Lakewood (per 100,000 people)

      The graph above looks at the comparison of crimes committed in Lakewood on a daily basis (per 100,000 people) to crimes committed throughout the state of California and the USA. According to the latest crime statistics, daily crimes in Lakewood (which include property crimes as well as violent crimes), when compared to California, are 1.05 times less than the state average and 1.05 times more than than national average. Violent crimes committed in Lakewood on a daily basis are 1.48 times less than than California average and 1.30 times less than the average nationwide. Daily property crime rates in Lakewood are 1.01 times more than the daily state average and 1.10 times more than the daily national numbers.

      How Safe is Lakewood (higher is better)

      How safe is Lakewood, California compared to other cities in California and the rest of the cities across the United States? The graphs above show that Lakewood is safer than 47% of the cities in California and 35% of the cities in the United States. These results are calculated by analyzing all cities in California and across the US as a whole and determining how many areas have a lower crime rate than Lakewood. Overall, Lakewood is ranked below average compared to all other cities across the United States.

      Chance of Being A Victim of Crime in Lakewood

      The chance of being a victim of violent crime in Lakewood is 1 in 336
      The chance of being a victim of property crime in Lakewood is 1 in 47
      The chance of being a victim of crime in Lakewood is 1 in 41
      Are you curious to know the likelihood of suffering from a crime in Lakewood? If you reside in Lakewood, the likelihood that you will become a victim of a violent crime is 1 in 336. Violent crimes include: murder, sexual assault, robbery, and physical assault. There is a 1 in 47 change that you will become a victim of a property crime. These sorts of crimes against personal property include: burglary, theft, and auto theft. In total, the likelihood of being victimized by a crime in Lakewood, is 1 in 41.

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

      A good indicator of whether Lakewood is becoming a safer or a more dangerous place to live can be determined by analyzing the year over year crime rate (per 100,000 people). The number of violent crimes in Lakewood has increased by 8%, while the property crime rate in Lakewood has decreased by 6% year over year. The number of total crimes in Lakewood has decreased by 5% year over year.

      Lakewood police department

      ItemLakewoodCaliforniaNational
      Law enforcement employees (officers & civilians)n/a51,506558,732
      Police officers & civilians /1000 residentsn/a3.63.3

      Sex offenders in California

      StateTotal offendersCalifornia /100KNational /100K
      California79,891232266
      There are a total of 79,891 sex offenders in California. This yields a total of 232 sex offenders in California per 100,000 residents which is 13% less than the national average.

      Nearby Cities With Low Crime Rates

      CityPopulationViolent crime/100k peopleProperty crime/100k peopleTotal crime/100k people
      Rolling Hills, CA1,7600326326
      Rose Hills, CA3,033100482581
      Ladera Heights, CA7,195144696839
      La Habra Heights, CA5,40646848894
      Rancho Palos Verdes, CA42,412104807911
      Rossmoor, CA10,933168815983
      La Puente, CA40,3843139781,291
      Lakewood, CA81,0542982,1552,453

      Cities with similar population

      CityPopulationViolent crime/100k peopleProperty crime/100k peopleTotal crime/100k people
      Farmington Hills, MI81,154104691795
      Palm Coast, FL80,9484752,1872,662
      Cranston, RI80,8821371,0551,192
      Largo, FL80,6783882,1152,503
      Lake Forest, CA80,6581109831,093
      Lakewood, CA81,0542982,1552,453
      Source: The Lakewood, CA crime data displayed above is derived from the FBI's uniform crime reports for the year of 2020. 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.