Lakewood, 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 2019 calendar year; released from FBI in Sept. 2020 (latest available). Updated annually. Where is 2020 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 about Scout's Crime Data

The crime rate in Lakewood is considerably higher than the national average across all communities in America from the largest to the smallest, although at 26 crimes per one thousand residents, it is not among the communities with the very highest crime rate. The chance of becoming a victim of either violent or property crime in Lakewood is 1 in 38. Based on FBI crime data, Lakewood is not one of the safest communities in America. Relative to California, Lakewood has a crime rate that is higher than 73% of the state's cities and towns of all sizes.

How does the crime rate in Lakewood compare to similar sized communities across America? When NeighborhoodScout compared Lakewood with other communities its size, we found that the crime rate was near the average for all other communities of similar size. So, whether Lakewood'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.

Now let us turn to take a look at how Lakewood 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 Lakewood.

From our analysis, we discovered that violent crime in Lakewood 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 Lakewood; such as armed robbery, aggravated assault, rape or murder; is 1 in 354. This equates to a rate of 3 per one thousand inhabitants.

NeighborhoodScout's analysis also reveals that Lakewood's rate for property crime is 24 per one thousand population. This makes Lakewood a place where there is an above average chance of becoming a victim of a property crime, when compared to all other communities in America of all population sizes. Property crimes are motor vehicle theft, arson, larceny, and burglary. Your chance of becoming a victim of any of these crimes in Lakewood is one in 42.

Lakewood Crime Data

 

Crime Index

19

(100 is safest)


Safer than 19% of U.S. Cities

Lakewood Annual Crimes

  Violent Property Total

Number of Crimes

224

1,867

2,091

Crime Rate
(per 1,000 residents)

2.82

23.54

26.37

Violent Crime

Violent Crime Comparison (per 1,000 residents)

20 15 10 5 0
2.82
4.41
National Median: 4
    Lakewood
    California

My Chances of Becoming a Victim of a Violent Crime

1 in 354

in Lakewood

1 in 227

in California

Lakewood VIOLENT CRIMES

Population: 79,307
Murder Rape Robbery Assault
Report Total 0 20 105 99
Rate per 1,000 0.00 0.25 1.32 1.25

United States VIOLENT CRIMES

Population: 328,239,523
Murder Rape Robbery Assault
Report Total 16,425 139,815 267,988 821,182
Rate per 1,000 0.05 0.43 0.82 2.50

Property Crime

Property Crime Comparison (per 1,000 residents)

100 75 50 25 0
23.54
23.31
National Median: 21
    Lakewood
    California

My Chances of Becoming a Victim of a Property Crime

1 in 42

in Lakewood

1 in 43

in California

Lakewood Property CRIMES

Population: 79,307
burglary theft motor vehicle theft
Report Total 315 1,360 192
Rate per 1,000 3.97 17.15 2.42

United States Property CRIMES

Population: 328,239,523
burglary theft motor vehicle theft
Report Total 1,117,696 5,086,096 721,885
Rate per 1,000 3.41 15.50 2.20

Lakewood Crimes Per Square Mile

200 150 100 50 0
221
83
National Median: 28.3
    Lakewood
    California