Cedar Lake, IN
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Cedar Lake has an overall crime rate of 18 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 Cedar Lake is 1 in 55. How does Cedar Lake fare compared to other communities in Indiana of all population sizes? Cedar Lake's crime rate is lower than approximately 28% of Indiana communities.

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

NeighborhoodScout's research shows that Cedar Lake's violent crime rate is 1 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 Cedar Lake is one in 706.

NeighborhoodScout's analysis also reveals that Cedar Lake's rate for property crime is 17 per one thousand population. This makes Cedar Lake 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 Cedar Lake is one in 60.

Cedar Lake Crime Data

 
Crime Index

41

(100 is safest)


Safer than 41% of U.S. Cities

Cedar Lake Annual Crimes
  Violent Property Total

Number of Crimes

17

201

218

Crime Rate
(per 1,000 residents)

1.42

16.75

18.17

Violent Crime

violent Crime Comparison (per 1,000 residents)

Crime
Cedar Lake 1.42
Indiana 3.88
My Chances of Becoming a Victim of a Violent Crime

1 in 706

in Cedar Lake

1 in 258

in Indiana
Cedar Lake VIOLENT CRIMES
Population: 12,000
Murder Rape Robbery Assault
Report Total 1 9 * 1 6
Rate per 1,000 0.08 0.75 0.08 0.50
* Rape figures for this city adjusted from legacy to current definition based on FBI guidelines.
United States VIOLENT CRIMES
Population: 321,418,820
Murder Rape Robbery Assault
Report Total 15,696 124,047 327,374 764,449
Rate per 1,000 0.05 0.39 1.02 2.38

Property Crime

property Crime Comparison (per 1,000 residents)

Crime
Cedar Lake 16.75
Indiana 25.96
My Chances of Becoming a Victim of a Property Crime

1 in 60

in Cedar Lake

1 in 39

in Indiana
Cedar Lake Property CRIMES
Population: 12,000
burglary theft motor vehicle theft
Report Total 35 157 9
Rate per 1,000 2.92 13.08 0.75
United States Property CRIMES
Population: 321,418,820
burglary theft motor vehicle theft
Report Total 1,579,527 5,706,346 707,758
Rate per 1,000 4.91 17.75 2.20

Cedar Lake Crimes Per Square Mile

Crime
Cedar Lake 23
Indiana 31