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Lake Placid, NY 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 2022 calendar year; released from FBI in Oct. 2023 (latest available). Updated annually. Where is 2023 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

The crime rate in Lake Placid is considerably higher than the national average across all communities in America from the largest to the smallest, although at 19 crimes per one thousand residents, it is not among the communities with the very highest crime rate. The chance of becoming a victim of either violent or property crime in Lake Placid is 1 in 52. Based on FBI crime data, Lake Placid is not one of the safest communities in America. Relative to New York, Lake Placid has a crime rate that is higher than 86% of the state's cities and towns of all sizes.

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

From our analysis, we discovered that violent crime in Lake Placid 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 Placid; such as armed robbery, aggravated assault, rape or murder; is 1 in 318. This equates to a rate of 3 per one thousand inhabitants.

NeighborhoodScout's analysis also reveals that Lake Placid's rate for property crime is 16 per one thousand population. This makes Lake Placid 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 Lake Placid is one in 62.

Lake Placid Crime Data

total Crime Index


(100 is safest)

Safer than 23% of U.S. cities.

Lake Placid Annual Crimes

  Violent Property Total

Number of Crimes




Crime Rate
(per 1,000 residents)




Violent Crime

Violent Crime Comparison (per 1,000 residents)

20 15 10 5 0
National Median: 4
    Lake Placid
    New York

Chances of Becoming a Victim of a Violent Crime

1 in 318

in Lake Placid

1 in 233

in New York State

Lake Placid Violent Crimes

Population: 2,227
Murder Rape Robbery Assault
Report Total 0 6 0 1
Rate per 1,000 0.00 2.69 0.00 0.45

United States Violent Crimes

Population: 333,287,557
Murder Rape Robbery Assault
Report Total 21,156 133,294 220,450 893,980
Rate per 1,000 0.06 0.40 0.66 2.68

Property Crime

Property Crime Comparison (per 1,000 residents)

100 75 50 25 0
National Median: 20
    Lake Placid
    New York

Chances of Becoming a Victim of a Property Crime

1 in 62

in Lake Placid

1 in 58

in New York State

Property Crimes

Population: 2,227
burglary theft motor vehicle theft
Report Total 9 25 2
Rate per 1,000 4.04 11.23 0.90

United States Property Crimes

Population: 333,287,557
burglary theft motor vehicle theft
Report Total 899,293 4,672,363 942,173
Rate per 1,000 2.70 14.02 2.83

Lake Placid Crimes Per Square Mile

200 150 100 50 0
National Median: 27.0
    Lake Placid
    New York

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