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Lake Wales, FL | Crime Rates

Lake Wales is a region located in FL, and has a population of 14,419. This region is policed by LAKE WALES POLICE DEPARTMENT.

Lake Wales has an overall crime rate of 7,518 per 100,000 residents. This is one of the most dangerous regions in the United States. This means that your chances of becoming a victim of any type of crime in Lake Wales is 1 in 13 if you reside there for a year.

The average overall crime rate for Lake Wales for the previous 2 years was 8,021 per 100,000 residents. This means that the crime rate for Lake Wales has been decreasing over time.

Below are its crime rates and policing statistics according to the FBI's Uniform Crime Reports (UCR). For more specific crime statistics (NIBRS) for many US cities & counties, see Offense Statistics.

Crime Rates

(per 100,000) Lake Wales USA
Crime Rate (Overall) 7,518 4,506
Murder Rate 7.1 6
Robbery Rate 160 148
Rape Rate N/A 30
Assault Rate 1,554 644
Burglary Rate 1,339 726
Forced Entry Rate 576 417
Larceny Rate 4,321 2,185
Auto Theft Rate 139 362

Policing Statistics

Lake Wales USA
Overall Clearance 6% 28%
Homicide Clearance 14% 56%
Assault Clearance 14% 52%
Rape Clearance N/A 38%
Robbery Clearance 8% 23%
Burglary Clearance 1% 12%
Larceny Clearance 5% 18%
Auto Theft Clearance 6% 12%

Sex Offenders

Of the 730,000 sex offenders in the United States, there are a total of 103 sex offender(s) in Lake Wales. On a per capita basis, there are approximately 714 sex offender(s) per 100,000 people in Lake Wales. This is compared to the nation-wide average of 240 sex offenders per 100,000 people.

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Data estimated from arrests & clearances from a sample from the Uniform Crime Reports, Federal Bureau of Investigation, U.S. Department of Justice. Washington, D.C. 2011. If missing data exist, these figures will tend to underestimate the true figures. is not responsible for the currency or accuracy of this data.

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