Lake Forest, CA
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Lake Forest, CA crime analytics

Source & Methodology

Analytics built by:   Location, Inc.

Raw data sources:   Uniform Crime Reporting Program (Federal Bureau of Investigation), additional data from local police agencies.

Date(s) & Update Frequency:   Reflects 2015 calendar year; released from FBI in Sept. 2016 (latest available). Updated annually. Wheres 2016 data?

Methodology:   Our nationwide meta-analysis overcomes the issues inherent in any crime database, including non-reporting and reporting errors. This is possible by associating the 9.4 million reported crimes in the U.S, including over 2 million geocoded point locations…. Read more

With a crime rate for both violent and property crime combined of 12 per 1,000 residents, the crime rate in Lake Forest is one of the lower rates in America among communities of all sizes (lower than 60% of America's communities). One's chance of becoming a victim of crime in Lake Forest is one in 81. Compared to communities within California, Lake Forest‘s crime rate is lower than nearly 85% of the state's cities and towns. It is for these reasons that Lake Forest is ranked as one of the top 100 safest cities in the U.S.A.

Additionally, NeighborhoodScout analyzed all cities and towns in America with a similar population size to Lake Forest, and we found that the crime rate in Lake Forest is one of the lowest in the nation for its size. This means Lake Forest is one of the safest places in America in which to live for its size, a very important finding.

Now let us turn to take a look at how Lake Forest 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 Lake Forest.

NeighborhoodScout's research shows that Lake Forest'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, rape (not statutory), 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 Lake Forest is one in 757.

Moreover, the rate of property crime in Lake Forest; burglary, larceny ($50 or more), grand theft auto, and arson; is 11 per 1,000 residents. This is about average for all cities and towns in America of all population sizes.

Lake Forest Crime Data

 

Crime Index

60

(100 is safest)


Safer than 60% of U.S. Cities

Lake Forest Annual Crimes

  Violent Property Total

Number of Crimes

109

912

1,021

Crime Rate
(per 1,000 residents)

1.32

11.06

12.38

Violent Crime

violent Crime Comparison (per 1,000 residents)

Crime
Lake Forest 1.32
California 4.26

My Chances of Becoming a Victim of a Violent Crime

1 in 757

in Lake Forest

1 in 235

in California

Lake Forest VIOLENT CRIMES

Population: 82,492
Murder Rape Robbery Assault
Report Total 0 15 23 71
Rate per 1,000 0.00 0.18 0.28 0.86

United States VIOLENT CRIMES

Population: 321,418,820
Murder Rape Robbery Assault
Report Total 15,696 124,047 327,374 764,449
Rate per 1,000 0.05 0.39 1.02 2.38

Property Crime

property Crime Comparison (per 1,000 residents)

Crime
Lake Forest 11.06
California 26.18

My Chances of Becoming a Victim of a Property Crime

1 in 90

in Lake Forest

1 in 38

in California

Lake Forest Property CRIMES

Population: 82,492
burglary theft motor vehicle theft
Report Total 135 686 91
Rate per 1,000 1.64 8.32 1.10

United States Property CRIMES

Population: 321,418,820
burglary theft motor vehicle theft
Report Total 1,579,527 5,706,346 707,758
Rate per 1,000 4.91 17.75 2.20

Lake Forest Crimes Per Square Mile

Crime
Lake Forest 57
California 90