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Lake Worth Beach, FL 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 2021 calendar year; released from FBI in Oct. 2022 (latest available). Updated annually. Where is 2022 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

With a crime rate of 38 per one thousand residents, Lake Worth Beach has one of the highest crime rates in America compared to all communities of all sizes - from the smallest towns to the very largest cities. One's chance of becoming a victim of either violent or property crime here is one in 26. Within Florida, more than 91% of the communities have a lower crime rate than Lake Worth Beach. In fact, after researching dangerous places to live, NeighborhoodScout found Lake Worth Beach to be one of the top 100 most dangerous cities in the U.S.A.

Importantly, when you compare Lake Worth Beach to other communities of similar population, then Lake Worth Beach crime rate (violent and property crimes combined) is quite a bit higher than average. Regardless of how Lake Worth Beach does relative to all communities in America of all sizes, when NeighborhoodScout compared it to communities of similar population size, its crime rate per thousand residents stands out as higher than most.

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

For Lake Worth Beach, we found that the violent crime rate is one of the highest in the nation, across communities of all sizes (both large and small). Violent offenses tracked included rape, murder and non-negligent manslaughter, armed robbery, and aggravated assault, including assault with a deadly weapon. According to NeighborhoodScout's analysis of FBI reported crime data, your chance of becoming a victim of one of these crimes in Lake Worth Beach is one in 107.

In addition, NeighborhoodScout found that a lot of the crime that takes place in Lake Worth Beach is property crime. Property crimes that are tracked for this analysis are burglary, larceny over fifty dollars, motor vehicle theft, and arson. In Lake Worth Beach, your chance of becoming a victim of a property crime is one in 35, which is a rate of 28 per one thousand population.

Importantly, we found that Lake Worth Beach has one of the highest rates of motor vehicle theft in the nation according to our analysis of FBI crime data. This is compared to communities of all sizes, from the smallest to the largest. In fact, your chance of getting your car stolen if you live in Lake Worth Beach is one in 291.

Lake Worth Beach Crime Data

 

Crime Index

6

(100 is safest)


Safer than 6% of U.S. Cities

Lake Worth Beach Annual Crimes

  Violent Property Total

Number of Crimes

399

1,211

1,610

Crime Rate
(per 1,000 residents)

9.39

28.50

37.89

Violent Crime

Violent Crime Comparison (per 1,000 residents)

20 15 10 5 0
9.39
3.92
National Median: 4
    Lake Worth Beach
    Florida

My Chances of Becoming a Victim of a Violent Crime

1 in 107

in Lake Worth Beach

1 in 255

in Florida

Lake Worth Beach VIOLENT CRIMES

Population: 42,496
Murder Rape Robbery Assault
Report Total UNREPORTED UNREPORTED UNREPORTED UNREPORTED
Rate per 1,000 UNREPORTED UNREPORTED UNREPORTED UNREPORTED

United States VIOLENT CRIMES

Population: 331,888,310
Murder Rape Robbery Assault
Report Total 22,941 144,285 202,155 943,774
Rate per 1,000 0.07 0.43 0.61 2.84

Property Crime

Property Crime Comparison (per 1,000 residents)

100 75 50 25 0
28.5
17.46
National Median: 19
    Lake Worth Beach
    Florida

My Chances of Becoming a Victim of a Property Crime

1 in 35

in Lake Worth Beach

1 in 57

in Florida

Lake Worth Beach Property CRIMES

Population: 42,496
burglary theft motor vehicle theft
Report Total UNREPORTED UNREPORTED UNREPORTED
Rate per 1,000 UNREPORTED UNREPORTED UNREPORTED

United States Property CRIMES

Population: 331,888,310
burglary theft motor vehicle theft
Report Total 899,656 4,626,970 890,179
Rate per 1,000 2.71 13.94 2.68

Lake Worth Beach Crimes Per Square Mile

200 150 100 50 0
275
45
National Median: 26.8
    Lake Worth Beach
    Florida