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 2019 calendar year; released from FBI in Sept. 2020 (latest available). Updated annually. Where is 2020 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

Lake Forest Park has an overall crime rate of 15 per 1,000 residents, making the crime rate here near the average for all cities and towns of all sizes in America. According to our analysis of FBI crime data, your chance of becoming a victim of crime in Lake Forest Park is 1 in 68. How does Lake Forest Park fare compared to other communities in Washington of all population sizes? Lake Forest Park's crime rate is lower than approximately 62% of Washington communities.

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 4501, 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 15 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 69.

Lake Forest Park Crime Data

 

Crime Index

42

(100 is safest)


Safer than 42% of U.S. Cities

Lake Forest Park Annual Crimes

  Violent Property Total

Number of Crimes

3

196

199

Crime Rate
(per 1,000 residents)

0.22

14.51

14.74

Violent Crime

Violent Crime Comparison (per 1,000 residents)

20 15 10 5 0
0.22
2.94
National Median: 4
    Lake Forest Park
    Washington

My Chances of Becoming a Victim of a Violent Crime

1 in 4,501

in Lake Forest Park

1 in 340

in Washington

Lake Forest Park VIOLENT CRIMES

Population: 13,504
Murder Rape Robbery Assault
Report Total 0 0 2 1
Rate per 1,000 0.00 0.00 0.15 0.07

United States VIOLENT CRIMES

Population: 328,239,523
Murder Rape Robbery Assault
Report Total 16,425 139,815 267,988 821,182
Rate per 1,000 0.05 0.43 0.82 2.50

Property Crime

Property Crime Comparison (per 1,000 residents)

100 75 50 25 0
14.51
26.82
National Median: 21
    Lake Forest Park
    Washington

My Chances of Becoming a Victim of a Property Crime

1 in 69

in Lake Forest Park

1 in 37

in Washington

Lake Forest Park Property CRIMES

Population: 13,504
burglary theft motor vehicle theft
Report Total 30 147 19
Rate per 1,000 2.22 10.89 1.41

United States Property CRIMES

Population: 328,239,523
burglary theft motor vehicle theft
Report Total 1,117,696 5,086,096 721,885
Rate per 1,000 3.41 15.50 2.20

Lake Forest Park Crimes Per Square Mile

200 150 100 50 0
55
47
National Median: 28.3
    Lake Forest Park
    Washington