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Total crime 75%
Violent crime 73%
Property crime 76%
Date & Last Updated: This data reflects the 2018 calendar year and was released from the FBI in September, 2019; this is the most current data available.
StatisticReportedincidents/100k peopleLakewood/100k peopleIllinois/100k peopleNational/100k people
Total crime25n/a (estimate)6342,3372,580
Murder0n/a0.06.95.0
Rape0n/a0.046.042.6
Robbery0n/a0.0111.586.2
Assault4n/a101.4239.7246.8
Violent crime4n/a (estimate)101404381
Burglary2n/a50.7306.7376.0
Theft19n/a481.61,472.31,594.6
Vehicle theft0n/a0.0153.8228.9
Property crime21n/a (estimate)5321,9332,200

Key findings

  • Lakewood crime rates are 75% lower than the national average
  • Violent crimes in Lakewood are 73% lower than the national average
  • In Lakewood you have a 1 in 158 chance of becoming a victim of crime
  • Lakewood is safer than 82% of the cities in the United States
  • Year over year crime in Lakewood has increased by 64%

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 3.69 times less than the state average and 4.07 times less than than national average. Violent crimes committed in Lakewood on a daily basis are 3.99 times less than than Illinois average and 3.75 times less than the average nationwide. Daily property crime rates in Lakewood are 3.63 times less than the daily state average and 4.13 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 72% of every city located within Illinois along with 82% 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 987
      The chance of being a victim of property crime in Lakewood is 1 in 188
      The chance of being a victim of crime in Lakewood is 1 in 158
      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 987. Violent crimes include: murder, sexual assault, robbery, and physical assault. There is a 1 in 188 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 158.

      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 increased by 94%, the amount of property crime in Lakewood has increased by 59%, and the total amount of crime in Lakewood has increased by 64% 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
      McCullom Lake, IL1,0119999198
      Gilberts, IL7,47936242279
      Sleepy Hollow, IL3,33860241302
      Bull Valley, IL1,21357271328
      Prairie Grove, IL1,70457271328
      Port Barrington, IL1,49063300363
      North Barrington, IL2,97263303367
      Lakewood, IL4,111101532634

      Cities with similar population

      City, StatePopulationViolent crime/100k peopleProperty crime/100k peopleTotal crime/100k people
      Rumford, ME4,1112283,2043,431
      Fort Gibson, OK4,1111741,2191,393
      Freeburg, IL4,11147683730
      Caro, MI4,1123011,9032,204
      Oliver Springs, TN4,1101542,2112,365
      Lakewood, IL4,111101532634
      Source: The Lakewood, IL crime data displayed above is derived from the FBI's uniform crime reports for the year of 2018. 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.