Lake Forest Park, WA
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Lake Forest Park, WA crime analytics


The crime rate in Lake Forest Park is considerably higher than the national average across all communities in America from the largest to the smallest, although at 23 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 Forest Park is 1 in 44. Based on FBI crime data, Lake Forest Park is not one of the safest communities in America. Relative to Washington, Lake Forest Park has a crime rate that is higher than 52% of the state's cities and towns of all sizes.

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

For Lake Forest Park, NeighborhoodScout found that the violent crime rate is well below the national average for all communities of all population sizes. Violent crimes such as assault, rape, murder and armed robbery happen less often in Lake Forest Park than in most of America. One's chance of becoming a victim of a violent crime here is one in 1655, which is a violent crime rate of 1 per one thousand inhabitants.

NeighborhoodScout's analysis also reveals that Lake Forest Park's rate for property crime is 22 per one thousand population. This makes Lake Forest Park 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 Forest Park is one in 45.

Lake Forest Park Crime Data

 
Crime Index

30

(100 is safest)


Safer than 30% of U.S. Cities

Lake Forest Park Annual Crimes
  Violent Property Total

Number of Crimes

8

296

304

Crime Rate
(per 1,000 residents)

0.60

22.35

22.96

Violent Crime

violent Crime Comparison (per 1,000 residents)

Crime
Lake Forest Park 0.60
Washington 2.84
My Chances of Becoming a Victim of a Violent Crime

1 in 1,655

in Lake Forest Park

1 in 352

in Washington
Lake Forest Park VIOLENT CRIMES
Population: 13,243
Murder Rape Robbery Assault
Report Total 0 1 3 4
Rate per 1,000 0.00 0.08 0.23 0.30
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 Forest Park 22.35
Washington 34.64
My Chances of Becoming a Victim of a Property Crime

1 in 45

in Lake Forest Park

1 in 29

in Washington
Lake Forest Park Property CRIMES
Population: 13,243
burglary theft motor vehicle theft
Report Total 71 211 14
Rate per 1,000 5.36 15.93 1.06
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 Forest Park Crimes Per Square Mile

Crime
Lake Forest Park 83
Washington 56