Lakeland has an overall crime rate of 19 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 53. How does Lakeland fare compared to other communities in Tennessee of all population sizes? Lakeland's crime rate is lower than approximately 57% of Tennessee communities.
However, compared to other communities of similar population size, Lakeland has a crime rate that is noticeably lower than the average. This means that for comparably sized cities all across America, Lakeland is actually safer than most according to NeighborhoodScout's exclusive analysis of FBI crime data.
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 1 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 691.
Moreover, the rate of property crime in Lakeland; burglary, larceny ($50 or more), grand theft auto, and arson; is 17 per 1,000 residents. This is about average for all cities and towns in America of all population sizes.