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 2017 calendar year; released from FBI in Sept. 2018 (latest available). Updated annually. Where is 2018 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

According to NeighborhoodScout's analysis of FBI crime statistics, Lake Forest is safer than 64% of the cities and towns in the US of all population sizes. In California, only on the order of 12% of the communities have a lower crime rate than Lake Forest. If you live in Lake Forest, your chance of becoming a victim of crime in the community is 1 in 94. The US average across communities from the largest to the smallest is 1 in 36. 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 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, 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 634.

NeighborhoodScout's analysis of property crime reveals that the property crime rate in Lake Forest is below average to all cities and towns in the nation. This means that you are less likely to become a victim of arson, motor vehicle theft, larceny, or burglary in Lake Forest than in most communities in America. Your chance of becoming a victim of property crime if you live here? Just one in 111.

Lake Forest Crime Data

 

Crime Index

64

(100 is safest)


Safer than 64% of U.S. Cities

Lake Forest Annual Crimes

  Violent Property Total

Number of Crimes

133

761

894

Crime Rate
(per 1,000 residents)

1.58

9.03

10.61

Violent Crime

violent Crime Comparison (per 1,000 residents)

Crime
Lake Forest 1.58
California 4.49

My Chances of Becoming a Victim of a Violent Crime

1 in 634

in Lake Forest

1 in 223

in California

Lake Forest VIOLENT CRIMES

Population: 84,293
Murder Rape Robbery Assault
Report Total 0 19 24 90
Rate per 1,000 0.00 0.23 0.28 1.07

United States VIOLENT CRIMES

Population: 325,719,178
Murder Rape Robbery Assault
Report Total 17,284 135,755 319,356 810,825
Rate per 1,000 0.05 0.42 0.98 2.49

Property Crime

property Crime Comparison (per 1,000 residents)

Crime
Lake Forest 9.03
California 24.97

My Chances of Becoming a Victim of a Property Crime

1 in 111

in Lake Forest

1 in 40

in California

Lake Forest Property CRIMES

Population: 84,293
burglary theft motor vehicle theft
Report Total 167 506 88
Rate per 1,000 1.98 6.00 1.04

United States Property CRIMES

Population: 325,719,178
burglary theft motor vehicle theft
Report Total 1,401,840 5,519,107 773,139
Rate per 1,000 4.30 16.94 2.37

Lake Forest Crimes Per Square Mile

Crime
Lake Forest 50
California 88