Lake Worth, FL
Crime Rates



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Lake Worth, 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 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

With a crime rate of 42 per one thousand residents, Lake Worth 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 24. Within Florida, more than 89% of the communities have a lower crime rate than Lake Worth. In fact, after researching dangerous places to live, NeighborhoodScout found Lake Worth to be one of the top 100 most dangerous cities in the U.S.A.

Importantly, when you compare Lake Worth to other communities of similar population, then Lake Worth crime rate (violent and property crimes combined) is quite a bit higher than average. Regardless of how Lake Worth 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 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.

For Lake Worth, 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 is one in 93.

Significantly, based on the number of murders reported by the FBI and the number of residents living in the city, NeighborhoodScout's analysis shows that Lake Worth experiences one of the higher murder rates in the nation when compared with cities and towns for all sizes of population, from the largest to the smallest.

In addition, NeighborhoodScout found that a lot of the crime that takes place in Lake Worth 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, your chance of becoming a victim of a property crime is one in 32, which is a rate of 31 per one thousand population.

Importantly, we found that Lake Worth 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 is one in 288.

Lake Worth Crime Data

 

Crime Index

7

(100 is safest)


Safer than 7% of U.S. Cities

Lake Worth Annual Crimes

  Violent Property Total

Number of Crimes

414

1,210

1,624

Crime Rate
(per 1,000 residents)

10.75

31.41

42.15

Violent Crime

violent Crime Comparison (per 1,000 residents)

Crime
Lake Worth 10.75
Florida 3.78

My Chances of Becoming a Victim of a Violent Crime

1 in 93

in Lake Worth

1 in 264

in Florida

Lake Worth VIOLENT CRIMES

Population: 38,526
Murder Rape Robbery Assault
Report Total 6 37 145 226
Rate per 1,000 0.16 0.96 3.76 5.87

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)

Crime
Lake Worth 31.41
Florida 21.46

My Chances of Becoming a Victim of a Property Crime

1 in 32

in Lake Worth

1 in 47

in Florida

Lake Worth Property CRIMES

Population: 38,526
burglary theft motor vehicle theft
Report Total 184 892 134
Rate per 1,000 4.78 23.15 3.48

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

Lake Worth Crimes Per Square Mile

Crime
Lake Worth 277
Florida 52