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Total crime 77%
Violent crime 93%
Property crime 74%
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.
StatisticReportedincidents/100k peopleLakewood/100k peopleIllinois/100k peopleNational/100k people
Total crime23n/a (estimate)5742,2532,489
Murder0n/a0.06.65.0
Rape0n/a0.048.042.6
Robbery0n/a0.098.481.6
Assault1n/a25.0254.0250.2
Violent crime1n/a (estimate)25407379
Burglary1n/a25.0271.7340.5
Theft19n/a474.31,426.61,549.5
Vehicle theft2n/a49.9148.2219.9
Property crime22n/a (estimate)5491,8472,110

Key findings

  • Lakewood crime rates are 77% lower than the national average
  • Violent crimes in Lakewood are 93% lower than the national average
  • In Lakewood you have a 1 in 175 chance of becoming a victim of crime
  • Lakewood is safer than 90% of the cities in the United States
  • Year over year crime in Lakewood has decreased by 9%

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 Illinois 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 Illinois, are 3.92 times less than the state average and 4.34 times less than than national average. Violent crimes committed in Lakewood on a daily basis are 16.30 times less than than Illinois average and 15.20 times less than the average nationwide. Daily property crime rates in Lakewood are 3.36 times less than the daily state average and 3.84 times less than the daily national numbers.

      How Safe is Lakewood (higher is better)

      When comparing the safety of Lakewood to every other city in Illinois, as well as the entirety of the United States, is Lakewood safe? The gauges above illustrate that Lakewood is safer than 88% of every city located within Illinois along with 90% of the all the cities located in the United States. The results of these graphs are created after analyzing each of the cities in Illinois and in the United States as a whole. As a result, Lakewood, IL is ranked above average when compared to the rest of the US cities.

      Chance of Being A Victim of Crime in Lakewood

      The chance of being a victim of violent crime in Lakewood is 1 in 4006
      The chance of being a victim of property crime in Lakewood is 1 in 183
      The chance of being a victim of crime in Lakewood is 1 in 175
      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 4006. Violent crimes include: murder, sexual assault, robbery, and physical assault. There is a 1 in 183 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 175.

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

      An analysis of year to year crime rates in Lakewood, Illinois (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 decreased by 75%, the amount of property crime in Lakewood has increased by 3%, and the total amount of crime in Lakewood has decreased by 9% year over year.

      Lakewood police department

      ItemLakewoodIllinoisNational
      Law enforcement employees (officers & civilians)930,690558,732
      Police officers & civilians /1000 residents2.32.63.3
      There are a total of 9 Lakewood police officers. This results in 2.3 police officers per 1,000 residents which is 11.8% less than the Illinois average and 28.2% less than the National average.

      Sex offenders in Illinois

      StateTotal offendersIllinois /100KNational /100K
      Illinois32,213263266
      There are a total of 32,213 sex offenders in Illinois. This yields a total of 263 sex offenders in Illinois per 100,000 residents which is 1% less than the national average.

      Nearby Cities With Low Crime Rates

      City, StatePopulationViolent crime/100k peopleProperty crime/100k peopleTotal crime/100k people
      Tower Lakes, IL1,149000
      Union, IL484000
      McCullom Lake, IL1,0119999198
      Inverness, IL7,8440242242
      Prairie Grove, IL1,70457259316
      Bull Valley, IL1,21357259316
      Sleepy Hollow, IL3,3380336336
      Lakewood, IL4,11125549574

      Cities with similar population

      City, StatePopulationViolent crime/100k peopleProperty crime/100k peopleTotal crime/100k people
      Freeburg, IL4,11171566637
      Rumford, ME4,1113172,6462,963
      Fort Gibson, OK4,1113027051,007
      Oliver Springs, TN4,110581,7261,784
      Redland, AL4,1121638531,016
      Lakewood, IL4,11125549574
      Source: The Lakewood, IL 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.