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Crime rate in Lake Worth, 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 Worth, FL compared to other U.S. cities

Crime rate in Lake Worth, FL

The 2018 crime rate in Lake Worth, FL was 457 (City-Data.com crime index), which was 1.7 times greater than the U.S. average. It was higher than in 94.0% of U.S. cities. The 2018 Lake Worth crime rate fell by 34% compared to 2017. The number of homicides stood at 4 - a decrease of 2 compared to 2017. In the last 5 years Lake Worth has seen a decrease in violent crime and in property crime.
See how dangerous Lake Worth, FL is compared to the nearest cities:
(Note: Higher means more crime)
Lake Worth:

456.9
Lake Clarke Shores:

109.3
South Palm Beach:

7.6
Lantana:

459.9
Palm Springs:

314.4
Atlantis:

196.7
Manalapan:

341.2
Hypoluxo:

146.5
Greenacres:

212.9
City-Data.com crime index
Crime rates in Lake Worth by year

Type

2005

2006

2007

2008

2009

2010

2011

2012

2013

2014

2015

2016

2017

2018

Murders
(per 100,000)
4
(11.0)
6
(16.2)
11
(30.5)
11
(31.3)
9
(25.4)
3
(8.3)
4
(11.3)
8
(22.4)
4
(11.1)
1
(2.8)
7
(18.6)
10
(26.3)
6
(15.7)
4
(10.4)
Rapes
(per 100,000)
14
(38.6)
24
(64.9)
22
(61.1)
21
(59.8)
25
(70.4)
12
(33.4)
16
(45.2)
35
(97.8)
45
(124.8)
38
(104.8)
47
(124.9)
36
(94.7)
43
(112.3)
39
(101.1)
Robberies
(per 100,000)
276
(760.6)
361
(976.9)
300
(832.7)
287
(817.2)
224
(631.0)
202
(561.5)
186
(525.6)
194
(542.1)
171
(474.3)
157
(433.0)
197
(523.4)
185
(486.6)
213
(556.1)
134
(347.4)
Assaults
(per 100,000)
246
(677.9)
273
(738.7)
223
(618.9)
210
(598.0)
269
(757.7)
232
(644.9)
192
(542.6)
224
(625.9)
239
(662.9)
220
(606.8)
241
(640.2)
279
(733.8)
232
(605.7)
192
(497.7)
Burglaries
(per 100,000)
919
(2,533)
914
(2,473)
779
(2,162)
770
(2,193)
775
(2,183)
507
(1,409)
535
(1,512)
487
(1,361)
584
(1,620)
597
(1,647)
490
(1,302)
432
(1,136)
360
(939.8)
242
(627.3)
Thefts
(per 100,000)
1,843
(5,079)
1,587
(4,294)
1,354
(3,758)
1,260
(3,588)
1,148
(3,234)
1,051
(2,921)
1,114
(3,148)
1,113
(3,110)
1,338
(3,711)
1,258
(3,470)
1,290
(3,427)
1,261
(3,317)
974
(2,543)
784
(2,032)
Auto thefts
(per 100,000)
321
(884.6)
355
(960.6)
293
(813.2)
214
(609.4)
136
(383.1)
119
(330.8)
203
(573.7)
128
(357.7)
140
(388.3)
130
(358.5)
193
(512.7)
185
(486.6)
174
(454.2)
127
(329.2)
Arson
(per 100,000)
8
(22.0)
6
(16.2)
0
(0.0)
10
(28.5)
3
(8.5)
7
(19.5)
20
(56.5)
11
(30.7)
18
(49.9)
11
(30.3)
8
(21.3)
7
(18.4)
7
(18.3)
8
(20.7)
City-Data.com crime index (higher means more crime, U.S. average = 274.0)867.9947.0850.2821.0760.7582.7602.6659.0689.8623.3691.4672.2612.9456.9

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 135 registered sex offenders living in Lake Worth, Florida as of May 29, 2020.
The ratio of all residents to sex offenders in Lake Worth is 282 to 1.



Violent crime rate in 2018
Lake Worth:

544.4
U.S. Average:

207.3

Violent crime rate in 2017
Lake Worth:

724.4
U.S. Average:

215.2

Violent crime rate in 2016
Lake Worth:

757.5
U.S. Average:

216.3

Violent crime rate in 2015
Lake Worth:

743.8
U.S. Average:

208.5

Violent crime rate in 2014
Lake Worth:

630.2
U.S. Average:

200.7

Violent crime rate in 2013
Lake Worth:

715.6
U.S. Average:

204.3

Violent crime rate in 2012
Lake Worth:

726.5
U.S. Average:

214.5

Violent crime rate in 2011
Lake Worth:

601.9
U.S. Average:

214.1

Violent crime rate in 2010
Lake Worth:

653.2
U.S. Average:

223.2

Violent crime rate in 2009
Lake Worth:

815.5
U.S. Average:

238.0

Violent crime rate in 2008
Lake Worth:

830.0
U.S. Average:

252.4

Violent crime rate in 2007
Lake Worth:

847.9
U.S. Average:

259.7

Violent crime rate in 2006
Lake Worth:

955.2
U.S. Average:

264.1

Violent crime rate in 2005
Lake Worth:

779.9
U.S. Average:

258.9

Violent crime rate in 2004
Lake Worth:

515.4
U.S. Average:

256.0

Violent crime rate in 2003
Lake Worth:

502.9
U.S. Average:

262.6

Violent crime rate in 2002
Lake Worth:

495.9
U.S. Average:

272.2

Property crime rate in 2018
Lake Worth:

276.5
U.S. Average:

189.3

Property crime rate in 2017
Lake Worth:

383.2
U.S. Average:

206.4

Property crime rate in 2016
Lake Worth:

466.1
U.S. Average:

216.6

Property crime rate in 2015
Lake Worth:

508.6
U.S. Average:

221.5

Property crime rate in 2014
Lake Worth:

556.6
U.S. Average:

230.8

Property crime rate in 2013
Lake Worth:

567.7
U.S. Average:

250.4

Property crime rate in 2012
Lake Worth:

481.3
U.S. Average:

267.3

Property crime rate in 2011
Lake Worth:

545.8
U.S. Average:

273.5

Property crime rate in 2010
Lake Worth:

477.5
U.S. Average:

276.4

Property crime rate in 2009
Lake Worth:

655.8
U.S. Average:

285.6

Property crime rate in 2008
Lake Worth:

709.3
U.S. Average:

302.2

Property crime rate in 2007
Lake Worth:

742.3
U.S. Average:

309.2

Property crime rate in 2006
Lake Worth:

853.5
U.S. Average:

317.3

Property crime rate in 2005
Lake Worth:

893.2
U.S. Average:

322.3

Property crime rate in 2004
Lake Worth:

553.3
U.S. Average:

327.4

Property crime rate in 2003
Lake Worth:

521.3
U.S. Average:

334.1

Property crime rate in 2002
Lake Worth:

538.2
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 2008, including police officers: 94 (87 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

2.48
Florida average:

2.48

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2007, including police officers: 120 (91 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

2.53
Florida average:

2.47

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2006, including police officers: 117 (85 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

2.42
Florida average:

2.54

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2005, including police officers: 121 (87 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

2.48
Florida average:

2.40

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2004, including police officers: 120 (83 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

2.36
Florida average:

2.53

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2003, including police officers: 123 (84 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

2.39
Florida average:

2.55

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

Zip codes: 33460, 33480.