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Total crime 139%
Violent crime 46%
Property crime 157%
Date & Last Updated: This data reflects the 2020 calendar year and was released from the FBI in September, 2021; this is the most current data available.
StatisticReportedincidents/100k peopleLakewood/100k peopleColorado/100k peopleNational/100k people
Total crime8,953n/a (estimate)5,6053,2572,346
Murder8n/a5.05.16.5
Rape110n/a68.962.938.4
Robbery219n/a137.168.373.9
Assault566n/a354.4286.9279.7
Violent crime903n/a (estimate)565423388
Burglary1,076n/a673.7400.3314.2
Theft5,580n/a3,493.61,909.31,398.0
Vehicle theft1,394n/a872.8524.3246.0
Property crime8,050n/a (estimate)5,0402,8341,958

Key findings

  • Lakewood crime rates are 139% higher than the national average
  • Violent crimes in Lakewood are 46% higher than the national average
  • In Lakewood you have a 1 in 18 chance of becoming a victim of crime
  • Lakewood is safer than 8% of the cities in the United States
  • Year over year crime in Lakewood has increased by 66%

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 bar chart above reveals the rate of daily crimes in Lakewood for every 100,000 residents. The Lakewood total amount of daily crime is 1.72 times more than the Colorado average and 2.39 times more than than that of the nation. As for violent crimes, the daily average in Lakewood, is 1.34 times more than the Colorado average, and it is 1.46 times more than the national average. The statistics for property crimes show that Lakewood has a daily crime average that is 1.78 times more than the Colorado average and 2.57 times more than the daily national rate.

      How Safe is Lakewood (higher is better)

      Is Lakewood safe in comparison to other cities in the state of Colorado as well as in comparison to the rest of the areas across the United States. Using the gauges above, which compare crime in Lakewood to other cities in the state and across the country, Lakewood is 8% safer than other cities of Colorado and 8% safer than other cities in the nation. Lakewood has a ranks below average in comparison to other cities in the country.

      Chance of Being A Victim of Crime in Lakewood

      The chance of being a victim of violent crime in Lakewood is 1 in 177
      The chance of being a victim of property crime in Lakewood is 1 in 20
      The chance of being a victim of crime in Lakewood is 1 in 18
      Are you worried about becoming a crime victim? In Lakewood, your chance of becoming a victim of a violent crime is 1 in 177. Types of violent crimes may include assault, robbery, rape, or murder. You also have a 1 in 20 chance of being the victim of a property crime such as vehicle theft, personal property theft, and burglary. Your overall risk of becoming a crime victim in Lakewood is 1 in 18.

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

      An analysis of year to year crime rates in Lakewood, Colorado (per 100,000 people) is a useful indicator of whether the area is becoming a safer or a more dangerous place to live. The amount of violent crime in Lakewood has increased by 31%, the amount of property crime in Lakewood has increased by 72%, and the total amount of crime in Lakewood has increased by 66% year over year.

      Lakewood police department

      ItemLakewoodColoradoNational
      Law enforcement employees (officers & civilians)4109,049558,732
      Police officers & civilians /1000 residents2.89.63.3
      There are a total of 410 Lakewood police officers. This results in 2.8 police officers per 1,000 residents which is 70.7% less than the Colorado average and 13.9% less than the National average.

      Sex offenders in Colorado

      StateTotal offendersColorado /100KNational /100K
      Colorado11,204251266
      There are a total of 11,204 sex offenders in Colorado. This yields a total of 251 sex offenders in Colorado per 100,000 residents which is 6% less than the national average.

      Nearby Cities With Low Crime Rates

      City, StatePopulationViolent crime/100k peopleProperty crime/100k peopleTotal crime/100k people
      Inverness, CO1,18959398457
      Coal Creek, CO1,82159398457
      Genesee, CO3,62581540620
      Kittredge, CO1,11884560644
      Holly Hills, CO2,684107716823
      Indian Hills, CO1,335113758871
      Meridian, CO3,3271359021,037
      Lakewood, CO149,7935655,0405,605

      Cities with similar population

      City, StatePopulationViolent crime/100k peopleProperty crime/100k peopleTotal crime/100k people
      Kansas City, KS149,7556573,3994,057
      Escondido, CA149,9123731,7692,142
      Rockford, IL149,5971,1743,3274,501
      Sunnyvale, CA149,5961492,0622,210
      Hollywood, FL148,1143462,1202,466
      Lakewood, CO149,7935655,0405,605
      Source: The Lakewood, CO 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.