Lake Forest, CA
Crime Rates



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Lake Forest, CA crime analytics

Source & Methodology

Analytics built by:   Location, Inc.

Raw data sources:   18,000 local law enforcement agencies in the U.S.

Date(s) & Update Frequency:   Reflects 2018 calendar year; released from FBI in Sept. 2019 (latest available). Updated annually. Where is 2019 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

Lake Forest has an overall crime rate of 11 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 Lake Forest is 1 in 92. How does Lake Forest fare compared to other communities in California of all population sizes? Lake Forest's crime rate is lower than approximately 84% of California communities.

However, 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.

From our analysis, we discovered that violent crime in Lake Forest occurs at a rate higher than in most communities of all population sizes in America. The chance that a person will become a victim of a violent crime in Lake Forest; such as armed robbery, aggravated assault, rape or murder; is 1 in 539. This equates to a rate of 2 per one thousand inhabitants.

Moreover, the rate of property crime in Lake Forest; burglary, larceny ($50 or more), grand theft auto, and arson; is 9 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

57

(100 is safest)


Safer than 57% of U.S. Cities

Lake Forest Annual Crimes

  Violent Property Total

Number of Crimes

159

767

926

Crime Rate
(per 1,000 residents)

1.86

8.96

10.81

Violent Crime

violent Crime Comparison (per 1,000 residents)

Crime
Lake Forest 1.86
California 4.47

My Chances of Becoming a Victim of a Violent Crime

1 in 539

in Lake Forest

1 in 224

in California

Lake Forest VIOLENT CRIMES

Population: 85,623
Murder Rape Robbery Assault
Report Total 1 14 36 108
Rate per 1,000 0.01 0.16 0.42 1.26

United States VIOLENT CRIMES

Population: 327,167,434
Murder Rape Robbery Assault
Report Total 16,214 139,380 282,061 807,410
Rate per 1,000 0.05 0.43 0.86 2.47

Property Crime

property Crime Comparison (per 1,000 residents)

Crime
Lake Forest 8.96
California 23.80

My Chances of Becoming a Victim of a Property Crime

1 in 112

in Lake Forest

1 in 42

in California

Lake Forest Property CRIMES

Population: 85,623
burglary theft motor vehicle theft
Report Total 141 512 114
Rate per 1,000 1.65 5.98 1.33

United States Property CRIMES

Population: 327,167,434
burglary theft motor vehicle theft
Report Total 1,230,149 5,217,055 748,841
Rate per 1,000 3.76 15.95 2.29

Lake Forest Crimes Per Square Mile

Crime
Lake Forest 52
California 85