Lake Worth, FL Criminal and Public Records

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We’ve compiled data on the most commonly searched crimes in Lake Worth, Palm Beach County and Florida. Our statistics also include comparisons of Lake Worth's crime rate to Florida's and nationwide. Keep in mind that Lake Worth has a population of 37,498 while Florida has a population of 16,777,215.

When reviewing the data, It is critical to remember that these numbers only reflect reported crimes. There are some crimes, even serious crimes, which are notoriously underreported, such as rape or sexual assault.

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Crime in The Last Reported Year

In 2015 in Lake Worth, FL, there were 492 reported major violent crimes and 1,973 reported major property offenses. This is in addition to a number of lesser offenses.

Of the violent crime types, the most common to occur in Lake Worth is agg. assault, with 241 reported. This represented 48.98% of all violent crimes. Similarly, the most common property crime was larceny with 1,290 reported.

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Lake Worth Crime Rankings:

Statewide (2015)

  • Population: 73rd
  • Violent Crimes: 23rd (14th per 100k)
  • Murder: 12th (24th per 100k)
  • Rape: 18th (7th per 100k)
  • Agg. Assault: 37th (30th per 100k)
  • Robbery: 17th (3rd per 100k)
  • Property Crimes: 47th (31st per 100k)
  • Burglary: 26th (16th per 100k)
  • Larceny: 49th (49th per 100k)
  • Vehicle Thefts: 26th (15th per 100k)
  • Arson: 17th (21st per 100k)

Nationwide (2015)

  • Population: 1,035th
  • Violent Crimes: 232nd (163rd per 100k)
  • Murder: 71st (233rd per 100k)
  • Rape: 144th (318th per 100k)
  • Agg. Assault: 259th (471st per 100k)
  • Robbery: 164th (49th per 100k)
  • Property Crimes: 475th (582nd per 100k)
  • Burglary: 309th (348th per 100k)
  • Larceny: 528th (914th per 100k)
  • Vehicle Thefts: 328th (325th per 100k)
  • Arson: 110th (621st per 100k)

In Palm Beach County (2015)

  • Population: 10th
  • Violent Crimes: 3rd (4th per 100k)
  • Murder: 5th (8th per 100k)
  • Rape: 2nd (1st per 100k)
  • Agg. Assault: 5th (6th per 100k)
  • Robbery: 2nd (1st per 100k)
  • Property Crimes: 5th (5th per 100k)
  • Burglary: 3rd (4th per 100k)
  • Larceny: 5th (7th per 100k)
  • Vehicle Thefts: 3rd (6th per 100k)
  • Arson: 2nd (4th per 100k)

General Data

  • Population: 37,498
  • Households: 12,784
  • Median Income: $36,739
  • Land Area: 5.876 miles2
  • Water Area: 0.79 miles2
  • Time Zone: EDT

Lake Worth, FL Crime Rate Information

Crime Category 2014 2015
Murder 1 7
Rape 38 47
Agg. Assault 220 241
Robbery 157 197
Burglary 597 490
Vehicle Thefts 130 193
Arson 11 8

Violent Crimes in Lake Worth, FL in 2015

Crime Reported Numbers
Murder 7
Rape 47
Aggravated Assault 241
Robbery 197

Property Crimes in Lake Worth, FL in 2015

Crime Reported Numbers
Burglary 490
Larceny 1290
Motor Vehicle Theft 193
Arson 8

Rape in Lake Worth, FL

Year Rape
2006 24
2007 22
2008 21
2009 25
2010 12
2011 16
2012 35
2013 0
2014 38
2015 47

Violent Crimes in Lake Worth, FL

Year Violent Crimes
2006 664
2007 556
2008 529
2009 527
2010 449
2011 398
2012 461
2013 459
2014 416
2015 492

Florida Criminal Statistics:


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Crime Category 2014 2015
Violent Crimes 107521 93626
Murder 1149 1041
Rape 14614 12983
Agg. Assault 72895 63895
Robbery 24914 21137
Property Crimes 679446 570270
Burglary 143220 109268
Larceny 493647 420341
Vehicle Thefts 42579 40661
Arson 0 0

Rape in the state of Florida

Year Rape
2006 6475
2007 6151
2008 5972
2009 5501
2010 5373
2011 5274
2012 5260
2013 11482
2014 14614
2015 12983

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