Lakewood, NJ
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Lakewood, NJ 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

Lakewood has an overall crime rate of 13 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 Lakewood is 1 in 80. How does Lakewood fare compared to other communities in New Jersey of all population sizes? Lakewood's crime rate is lower than approximately 52% of New Jersey communities.

However, NeighborhoodScout analyzed all cities and towns in America with a similar population size to Lakewood, and we found that the crime rate in Lakewood is one of the lowest in the nation for its size. This means Lakewood is one of the safest places in America in which to live for its size, a very important finding.

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.

NeighborhoodScout's research shows that Lakewood's violent crime rate is 2 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 Lakewood is one in 587.

NeighborhoodScout's analysis of property crime reveals that the property crime rate in Lakewood is below average to all cities and towns in the nation. This means that you are less likely to become a victim of arson, motor vehicle theft, larceny, or burglary in Lakewood than in most communities in America. Your chance of becoming a victim of property crime if you live here? Just one in 92.

Lakewood Crime Data

 

Crime Index

59

(100 is safest)


Safer than 59% of U.S. Cities

Lakewood Annual Crimes

  Violent Property Total

Number of Crimes

94

598

692

Crime Rate
(per 1,000 residents)

1.70

10.84

12.55

Violent Crime

violent Crime Comparison (per 1,000 residents)

Crime
Lakewood 1.70
New Jersey 2.55

My Chances of Becoming a Victim of a Violent Crime

1 in 587

in Lakewood

1 in 392

in New Jersey

Lakewood VIOLENT CRIMES

Population: 55,158
Murder Rape Robbery Assault
Report Total UNREPORTED UNREPORTED UNREPORTED UNREPORTED
Rate per 1,000 UNREPORTED UNREPORTED UNREPORTED UNREPORTED

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
Lakewood 10.84
New Jersey 16.26

My Chances of Becoming a Victim of a Property Crime

1 in 92

in Lakewood

1 in 61

in New Jersey

Lakewood Property CRIMES

Population: 55,158
burglary theft motor vehicle theft
Report Total UNREPORTED UNREPORTED UNREPORTED
Rate per 1,000 UNREPORTED UNREPORTED UNREPORTED

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

Lakewood Crimes Per Square Mile

Crime
Lakewood 94
New Jersey 69