Lake Station, IN
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Lake Station, IN crime analytics

Source & Methodology

Analytics built by:   Location, Inc.

Raw data sources:   Uniform Crime Reporting Program (Federal Bureau of Investigation), additional data from local police agencies.

Date(s) & Update Frequency:   Reflects 2015 calendar year; released from FBI in Sept. 2016 (latest available). Updated annually. Wheres 2016 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

With a crime rate of 49 per one thousand residents, Lake Station 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 20. Within Indiana, more than 95% of the communities have a lower crime rate than Lake Station.

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

From our analysis, we discovered that violent crime in Lake Station 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 Lake Station; such as armed robbery, aggravated assault, rape or murder; is 1 in 482. This equates to a rate of 2 per one thousand inhabitants.

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 Station 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 Station is property crime. Property crimes that are tracked for this analysis are burglary, larceny over fifty dollars, motor vehicle theft, and arson. In Lake Station, your chance of becoming a victim of a property crime is one in 21, which is a rate of 47 per one thousand population.

Importantly, we found that Lake Station 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 Station is one in 211.

Lake Station Crime Data

 

Crime Index

6

(100 is safest)


Safer than 6% of U.S. Cities

Lake Station Annual Crimes

  Violent Property Total

Number of Crimes

25

570

595

Crime Rate
(per 1,000 residents)

2.07

47.29

49.36

Violent Crime

violent Crime Comparison (per 1,000 residents)

Crime
Lake Station 2.07
Indiana 3.88

My Chances of Becoming a Victim of a Violent Crime

1 in 482

in Lake Station

1 in 258

in Indiana

Lake Station VIOLENT CRIMES

Population: 12,054
Murder Rape Robbery Assault
Report Total 2 6 * 11 6
Rate per 1,000 0.17 0.50 0.91 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
Lake Station 47.29
Indiana 25.96

My Chances of Becoming a Victim of a Property Crime

1 in 21

in Lake Station

1 in 39

in Indiana

Lake Station Property CRIMES

Population: 12,054
burglary theft motor vehicle theft
Report Total 56 457 57
Rate per 1,000 4.65 37.91 4.73

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

Lake Station Crimes Per Square Mile

Crime
Lake Station 71
Indiana 31

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