Lakeland has an overall crime rate of 22 per 1,000 residents, making the crime rate here near the average for all cities and towns of all sizes in America. According to our analysis of FBI crime data, your chance of becoming a victim of crime in Lakeland is 1 in 45. How does Lakeland fare compared to other communities in Tennessee of all population sizes? Lakeland's crime rate is lower than approximately 52% of Tennessee communities.
How does the crime rate in Lakeland compare to similar sized communities across America? When NeighborhoodScout compared Lakeland with other communities its size, we found that the crime rate was near the average for all other communities of similar size. So, whether Lakeland's crime rate is high or low compared to all places in the US, when we control for population size and compare it to places that are similar in size, it is near the middle of the pack in crime rate; not much more or less dangerous, and about what we would expect from the statistics.
The crime data that NeighborhoodScout used for this analysis are the seven offenses from the uniform crime reports, collected by the FBI from 17,000 local law enforcement agencies, and include both violent and property crimes, combined.
Now let us turn to take a look at how Lakeland does for violent crimes specifically, and then how it does for property crimes. This is important because the overall crime rate can be further illuminated by understanding if violent crime or property crimes (or both) are the major contributors to the general rate of crime in Lakeland.
NeighborhoodScout's research shows that Lakeland's violent crime rate is 2 per one thousand inhabitants, which is about average for all communities in America, across all population sizes. Violent crimes that are tracked and included in this rate are armed robbery, aggravated assault, forcible (not statutory) rape, and murder and non-negligent manslaughter. Roughly similar to the national average, our analysis shows that your chance of becoming a victim of violent crime in Lakeland is one in 597.
Moreover, the rate of property crime in Lakeland; burglary, larceny ($50 or more), grand theft auto, and arson; is 21 per 1,000 residents. This is about average for all cities and towns in America of all population sizes.