Reported Annual Crime In Lakewood

StatisticReportedincidents/100k peopleLakewood/100k peopleColorado/100k peopleNational/100k people
Total crime8,603n/a (estimate)5,5033,0702,745
StatisticReportedincidents/100k peopleLakewood/100k peopleColorado/100k peopleNational/100k people
Murder5n/a3.23.95.3
Rape151n/a96.668.841.7
Robbery208n/a133.068.498.0
Assault643n/a411.3226.9248.9
Violent crime1,007n/a (estimate)644368383
Burglary911n/a582.7406.9430.4
Theft5,492n/a3,512.81,904.91,694.4
Vehicle theft1,193n/a763.1389.9237.4
Property crime7,596n/a (estimate)4,8592,7022,362

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The table above illustrates an overview of the annual crime reported in Lakewood, CO. These figures on reported criminal activity in Lakewood, CO, 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 Lakewood, CO is 79% higher than the average of the whole of the state of Colorado, and when compared with the national average, is 100% higher than. When looking at violent crimes, Lakewood, CO has 75% higher than violent crime rate than Colorado average, while remaining 68% higher than the national average. In property crime, Lakewood, CO is 80% higher than the average of Colorado and is 106% higher than the national average.
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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 low crime compared to the areas with high crime. The Lakewood crime heat map offers insight into the total crimes on a block group level.

Did you know?

  • The overall crime rate in Lakewood is 100% higher than the national average.
  • For every 100,000 people, there are 15.08 daily crimes that occur in Lakewood.
  • Lakewood is safer than 8% of the cities in the United States.
  • In Lakewood you have a 1 in 19 chance of becoming a victim of any crime.
  • The number of total year over year crimes in Lakewood has decreased by 1%.

Compare Lakewood, CO Crime To Other Cities

Daily Crime In Lakewood (per 100,000 people)

The bar chart above reveals the rate of daily criminal activity in Lakewood, CO for every 100,000 residents. To compare, daily crime statistics are also disclosed for Colorado as well as those across America as a whole. The Lakewood, CO total amount of daily offenses is 1.79 times more than the Colorado average and 2.00 times more than than that of the nation. As for violent crimes, the daily average in Lakewood, CO is 1.75 times more than the Colorado average, and it is 1.68 times more than the national mean. The statistics for property crimes show that Lakewood, CO has a daily crime figure that is 1.80 times more than the Colorado average and 2.06 times more than the daily national rate.

How Safe is Lakewood (higher is better)

Many people wonder how safe they are in Lakewood, CO in comparison to other notable cities in the state of Colorado as well as in comparison to the rest of the nation. Using the gauges above, which document and compare safety in Lakewood, CO to other cities in the state and across the country, Lakewood, CO is 6% safer than other cities of Colorado and 8% safer than other cities in the nation. When referring to the results, which show crime scores in Colorado cities and all around the United States, Lakewood, CO has a ranking of below average in comparison to other cities in the country, which is determined my comparing Lakewood, CO crime rate to all the other cities investigated.

Chance of Being A Victim of Crime in Lakewood

The chance of being a victim of violent crime in Lakewood is 1 in 156
The chance of being a victim of property crime in Lakewood is 1 in 21
The chance of being a victim of crime in Lakewood is 1 in 19
Have you ever worried about your odds of becoming a crime victim in Lakewood, CO? The above illustrations display your chances being the victim of property crimes, violent crimes, or either crime. In Lakewood, CO your chance of becoming a victim of a violent crime is 1 in 156. Types of violent crimes may include assault, robbery, rape, or murder. You also have a 1 in 21 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, CO is 1 in 19.

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

An analysis of year to year crime rates in Lakewood, CO is a useful indicator of whether the area is becoming a safer area to live or a more dangerous area. In the above graph, you can see that the year to year crime rates are shown for the total crime, property crime, and violent crime per 100,000 people. The amount of violent crime in Lakewood, CO has increased by 13%, the amount of property crime in Lakewood, CO has decreased by 3%, and the total amount of crime in Lakewood, CO has decreased by 1% year to 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
Colorado11,041247222
There are a total of 11,041 sex offenders in Colorado. This yields a total of 247 sex offenders in Colorado per 100,000 residents which is 11% greater than the national average.

Nearby Cities With Low Crime Rates

City, StatePopulationViolent crime/100k peopleProperty crime/100k peopleTotal crime/100k people
Cherry Hills Village, CO6,41430374404
Coal Creek, CO1,82152379431
Inverness, CO1,18952379431
Bow Mar, CO1,0470509509
Genesee, CO3,62570515585
Kittredge, CO1,11873534607
Holly Hills, CO2,68493683775
Lakewood, CO149,7936444,8595,503

Cities with similar population

City, StatePopulationViolent crime/100k peopleProperty crime/100k peopleTotal crime/100k people
Kansas City, KS149,7556384,3304,969
Escondido, CA149,9123771,7042,081
Rockford, IL149,5971,5883,5675,156
Sunnyvale, CA149,5961171,7311,849
Hollywood, FL148,1142893,0293,318
Lakewood, CO149,7936444,8595,503
Source: The Lakewood, CO 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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