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Lake Forest Park, WA 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 2021 calendar year; released from FBI in Oct. 2022 (latest available). Updated annually. Where is 2022 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 Forest Park is considerably higher than the national average across all communities in America from the largest to the smallest, although at 14 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 70. 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 48% 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 6679, which is a violent crime rate of 0 per one thousand inhabitants.

NeighborhoodScout's analysis also reveals that Lake Forest Park's rate for property crime is 14 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 71.

Lake Forest Park Crime Data

 

Crime Index

34

(100 is safest)


Safer than 34% of U.S. Cities

Lake Forest Park Annual Crimes

  Violent Property Total

Number of Crimes

2

189

191

Crime Rate
(per 1,000 residents)

0.15

14.15

14.30

Violent Crime

Violent Crime Comparison (per 1,000 residents)

20 15 10 5 0
0.15
3.36
National Median: 4
    Lake Forest Park
    Washington

My Chances of Becoming a Victim of a Violent Crime

1 in 6,679

in Lake Forest Park

1 in 298

in Washington

Lake Forest Park VIOLENT CRIMES

Population: 13,358
Murder Rape Robbery Assault
Report Total 0 1 0 1
Rate per 1,000 0.00 0.07 0.00 0.07

United States VIOLENT CRIMES

Population: 331,888,310
Murder Rape Robbery Assault
Report Total 22,941 144,285 202,155 943,774
Rate per 1,000 0.07 0.43 0.61 2.84

Property Crime

Property Crime Comparison (per 1,000 residents)

100 75 50 25 0
14.15
31.34
National Median: 19
    Lake Forest Park
    Washington

My Chances of Becoming a Victim of a Property Crime

1 in 71

in Lake Forest Park

1 in 32

in Washington

Lake Forest Park Property CRIMES

Population: 13,358
burglary theft motor vehicle theft
Report Total 26 138 25
Rate per 1,000 1.95 10.33 1.87

United States Property CRIMES

Population: 331,888,310
burglary theft motor vehicle theft
Report Total 899,656 4,626,970 890,179
Rate per 1,000 2.71 13.94 2.68

Lake Forest Park Crimes Per Square Mile

200 150 100 50 0
52
56
National Median: 26.8
    Lake Forest Park
    Washington

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