Annual Crime In Lehigh Acres (2018)

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.
In the event that crime data for this area is not available from the FBI, estimates are used. The estimates are based on demographic data including, but not limited to: home prices, income per capita and population density.
StatisticReportedincidents/100k peopleLehigh Acres/100k peopleFlorida/100k peopleNational/100k people
Total crime0n/a (estimate)4,297 (estimate)2,6672,580
StatisticReportedincidents/100k peopleLehigh Acres/100k peopleFlorida/100k peopleNational/100k people
Murdern/an/an/a5.25.0
Rapen/an/an/a39.642.6
Robberyn/an/an/a79.386.2
Assaultn/an/an/a260.8246.8
Violent crimen/an/a (estimate)620 (estimate)385381
Burglaryn/an/an/a337.7376.0
Theftn/an/an/a1,750.81,594.6
Vehicle theftn/an/an/a193.3228.9
Property crimen/an/a (estimate)3,677 (estimate)2,2822,200

Key findings

  • Lehigh Acres crime rates are 67% higher than the national average
  • Violent crimes in Lehigh Acres are 63% higher than the national average
  • In Lehigh Acres you have a 1 in 24 chance of becoming a victim of crime
  • Lehigh Acres is safer than 9% of the cities in the United States
  • Year over year crime in Lehigh Acres has decreased by 14%

Lehigh Acres crime map

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Compare Lehigh Acres, FL Crime To Other Cities

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      Daily Crime In Lehigh Acres (per 100,000 people)

      How Safe is Lehigh Acres (higher is better)

      Chance of Being A Victim of Crime in Lehigh Acres

      The chance of being a victim of violent crime in Lehigh Acres is 1 in 162
      The chance of being a victim of property crime in Lehigh Acres is 1 in 28
      The chance of being a victim of crime in Lehigh Acres is 1 in 24

      Year Over Year Crime In Lehigh Acres (per 100,000 people)

      Lehigh Acres police department

      ItemLehigh AcresFloridaNational
      Law enforcement employees (officers & civilians)n/a31,023558,732
      Police officers & civilians /1000 residentsn/a4.23.3

      Sex offenders in Florida

      StateTotal offendersFlorida /100KNational /100K
      Florida53,771330266
      There are a total of 53,771 sex offenders in Florida. This yields a total of 330 sex offenders in Florida per 100,000 residents which is 24% greater than the national average.

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      Alva, FL2,30988524613
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      Lehigh Acres, FL112,2796203,6774,297

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      Costa Mesa, CA112,4393013,3163,617
      Miami Gardens, FL112,5147123,9504,662
      Carlsbad, CA112,0082081,7992,007
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      Lehigh Acres, FL112,2796203,6774,297
      Source: The Lehigh Acres, FL 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.