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Crime rate in Lake Wales, Florida (FL): murders, rapes, robberies, assaults, burglaries, thefts, auto thefts, arson, law enforcement employees, police officers, crime map


City-Data.com crime index in Lake Wales, FL compared to other U.S. cities

Crime rate in Lake Wales, FL

The 2018 crime rate in Lake Wales, FL was 220 (City-Data.com crime index), which was 1.2 times smaller than the U.S. average. It was higher than in 71.6% of U.S. cities. The 2018 Lake Wales crime rate is about the same compared to 2017. In the last 5 years Lake Wales has seen a decrease in violent crime and in property crime.
See how dangerous Lake Wales, FL is compared to the nearest cities:
(Note: Higher means more crime)
Lake Wales:

219.7
Dundee:

412.3
Lake Hamilton:

353.3
Frostproof:

464.2
Eagle Lake:

211.5
Winter Haven:

278.5
Haines City:

146.9
Bartow:

334.4
Lake Alfred:

107.3
City-Data.com crime index
Crime rates in Lake Wales by year

Type

2006

2007

2008

2009

2010

2011

2012

2013

2014

2015

2016

2017

2018

Murders
(per 100,000)
1
(7.6)
4
(28.1)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
1
(6.9)
2
(13.7)
1
(6.7)
0
(0.0)
1
(6.5)
1
(6.3)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
Rapes
(per 100,000)
2
(15.2)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
4
(27.4)
3
(20.2)
2
(13.3)
1
(6.5)
1
(6.3)
4
(24.8)
12
(73.4)
Robberies
(per 100,000)
20
(151.7)
26
(182.8)
30
(204.4)
29
(195.0)
15
(102.8)
23
(159.5)
10
(68.5)
15
(101.0)
20
(132.5)
12
(78.0)
18
(113.8)
10
(61.9)
7
(42.8)
Assaults
(per 100,000)
31
(235.2)
29
(203.8)
42
(286.2)
39
(262.2)
37
(253.5)
18
(124.8)
30
(205.5)
29
(195.2)
45
(298.2)
25
(162.6)
29
(183.3)
39
(241.5)
38
(232.4)
Burglaries
(per 100,000)
198
(1,502)
147
(1,033)
192
(1,308)
189
(1,271)
161
(1,103)
193
(1,339)
161
(1,103)
186
(1,252)
189
(1,252)
132
(858.4)
76
(480.4)
59
(365.3)
30
(183.5)
Thefts
(per 100,000)
473
(3,588)
504
(3,543)
727
(4,954)
667
(4,484)
684
(4,687)
623
(4,321)
288
(1,973)
396
(2,666)
453
(3,002)
363
(2,361)
412
(2,604)
364
(2,254)
315
(1,927)
Auto thefts
(per 100,000)
35
(265.5)
24
(168.7)
25
(170.4)
16
(107.6)
16
(109.6)
20
(138.7)
19
(130.2)
21
(141.4)
27
(178.9)
27
(175.6)
26
(164.4)
29
(179.6)
24
(146.8)
Arson
(per 100,000)
2
(15.2)
1
(7.0)
1
(6.8)
1
(6.7)
0
(0.0)
1
(6.9)
1
(6.9)
1
(6.7)
1
(6.6)
1
(6.5)
0
(0.0)
1
(6.2)
2
(12.2)
City-Data.com crime index (higher means more crime, U.S. average = 274.0)389.7379.3421.9387.8355.0364.3277.6304.6332.0242.7239.5216.8219.7

The City-Data.com crime rate weighs serious crimes and violent crimes more heavily. It adjusts for the number of visitors and daily workers commuting into cities.




According to our research of Florida and other state lists, there were 123 registered sex offenders living in Lake Wales, Florida as of May 24, 2020.
The ratio of all residents to sex offenders in Lake Wales is 129 to 1.



Violent crime rate in 2018
Lake Wales:

211.0
U.S. Average:

207.3

Violent crime rate in 2017
Lake Wales:

176.5
U.S. Average:

215.2

Violent crime rate in 2016
Lake Wales:

167.5
U.S. Average:

216.3

Violent crime rate in 2015
Lake Wales:

139.8
U.S. Average:

208.5

Violent crime rate in 2014
Lake Wales:

228.6
U.S. Average:

200.7

Violent crime rate in 2013
Lake Wales:

181.8
U.S. Average:

204.3

Violent crime rate in 2012
Lake Wales:

191.8
U.S. Average:

214.5

Violent crime rate in 2011
Lake Wales:

156.0
U.S. Average:

214.1

Violent crime rate in 2010
Lake Wales:

178.2
U.S. Average:

223.2

Violent crime rate in 2009
Lake Wales:

228.6
U.S. Average:

238.0

Violent crime rate in 2008
Lake Wales:

245.3
U.S. Average:

252.4

Violent crime rate in 2007
Lake Wales:

249.5
U.S. Average:

259.7

Violent crime rate in 2006
Lake Wales:

223.8
U.S. Average:

264.1

Violent crime rate in 2004
Lake Wales:

275.7
U.S. Average:

256.0

Violent crime rate in 2003
Lake Wales:

325.1
U.S. Average:

262.6

Violent crime rate in 2002
Lake Wales:

349.1
U.S. Average:

272.2

Property crime rate in 2018
Lake Wales:

155.1
U.S. Average:

189.3

Property crime rate in 2017
Lake Wales:

212.7
U.S. Average:

206.4

Property crime rate in 2016
Lake Wales:

251.0
U.S. Average:

216.6

Property crime rate in 2015
Lake Wales:

316.1
U.S. Average:

221.5

Property crime rate in 2014
Lake Wales:

427.4
U.S. Average:

230.8

Property crime rate in 2013
Lake Wales:

404.9
U.S. Average:

250.4

Property crime rate in 2012
Lake Wales:

338.8
U.S. Average:

267.3

Property crime rate in 2011
Lake Wales:

504.5
U.S. Average:

273.5

Property crime rate in 2010
Lake Wales:

471.5
U.S. Average:

276.4

Property crime rate in 2009
Lake Wales:

494.5
U.S. Average:

285.6

Property crime rate in 2008
Lake Wales:

534.9
U.S. Average:

302.2

Property crime rate in 2007
Lake Wales:

409.1
U.S. Average:

309.2

Property crime rate in 2006
Lake Wales:

519.6
U.S. Average:

317.3

Property crime rate in 2004
Lake Wales:

731.4
U.S. Average:

327.4

Property crime rate in 2003
Lake Wales:

607.0
U.S. Average:

334.1

Property crime rate in 2002
Lake Wales:

801.0
U.S. Average:

336.9
Murders per 100,000 population
Rapes per 100,000 population
Robberies per 100,000 population
Assaults per 100,000 population
Burglaries per 100,000 population
Thefts per 100,000 population
Auto thefts per 100,000 population
Arson per 100,000 population

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2018, including police officers: 48 (43 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

2.63
Florida average:

2.08

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2017, including police officers: 51 (45 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

2.79
Florida average:

2.17

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2016, including police officers: 48 (43 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

2.72
Florida average:

2.38

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2015, including police officers: 48 (42 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

2.73
Florida average:

2.41

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2014, including police officers: 49 (43 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

2.85
Florida average:

2.30

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2013, including police officers: 50 (43 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

2.89
Florida average:

2.45

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2012, including police officers: 46 (41 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

2.81
Florida average:

2.46

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2011, including police officers: 50 (44 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

3.05
Florida average:

2.39

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2010, including police officers: 48 (43 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

2.95
Florida average:

2.45

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2009, including police officers: 52 (46 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

3.09
Florida average:

2.48

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2008, including police officers: 46 (40 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

2.73
Florida average:

2.48

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2007, including police officers: 48 (41 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

2.88
Florida average:

2.47

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2006, including police officers: 61 (42 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

4.12
Florida average:

2.54

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2005, including police officers: 58 (42 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

4.12
Florida average:

2.40

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2004, including police officers: 57 (42 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

4.12
Florida average:

2.53

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2003, including police officers: 57 (40 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

3.92
Florida average:

2.55

Full-time Law Enforcement Employees in Lake Wales, FL
Full-time Law Enforcement Employees
Full-time Law Enforcement Employees - Officers
Full-time Law Enforcement Employees - Civilians

Zip codes: 33853.