Crime in Lauderdale Lakes, Florida

Lauderdale Lakes's crime rate

There were 1,294 crimes reported in Lauderdale Lakes, Florida in 2019, the most recent year crime data is available. Adjusted for population, the city’s annual crime rate is 3,518 incidents for every 100,000 people.

How does Lauderdale Lakes compare?

Lauderdale Lakes has a higher overall crime rate than the vast majority of U.S. cities. For comparison, the national total crime rate is 2,489 incidents for every 100,000 people.

Lauderdale Lakes's overall crime rate is 39% higher than the overall crime rate in Florida. Statewide, there were 542,116 crimes reported in 2019, or 2,524 for every 100,000 people.

What types of crimes are being committed?

The FBI's crime rate includes seven crime categories: three property crimes -- larceny, burglary, and motor vehicle theft, and four violent crimes -- aggravated assault, robbery, rape, and murder.

Property crime

The vast majority of crimes in America are property crimes, accounting for 85% of total crimes in 2019. In Lauderdale Lakes, however, property crimes account for only about 75% of all offenses.

Despite accounting for a smaller than average share of total offenses, property crime is more prevalent in Lauderdale Lakes than it is nationwide. There were 965 property crimes in Lauderdale Lakes in 2019, or 2,623 for every 100,000 residents. Meanwhile, the national property crime rate is 2,110 incidents per 100,000 people.

Larceny

Larceny is by far the most common type of property crime in the U.S. It is also the most commonly committed type of property crime in Lauderdale Lakes. There were 750 larcenies reported in Lauderdale Lakes in 2019, or 2,039 for every 100,000 people. Nationwide, the larceny rate is 1,550 per 100,000.

Burglary

There were 103 break-ins reported in Lauderdale Lakes in 2019, or 280 for every 100,000 residents. For reference, there were 341 reported burglaries for every 100,000 people nationwide in 2019.

Motor Vehicle Theft

Across the United States, the annual motor vehicle theft rate is 220 for every 100,000 people. In Lauderdale Lakes, meanwhile, there were 112 motor vehicle thefts in 2019, or 305 for every 100,000 people.

Violent crime

Violent crime accounts for a relatively small share of crimes nationwide. These offenses, which are generally more egregious than property crimes, account for about 15% of the nearly 8.2 million offenses reported across the U.S. in 2019. In Lauderdale Lakes, however, violent offenses account for a larger 25% share of all reported crime.

At 894 incidents for every 100,000 people, the violent crime rate in Lauderdale Lakes is well above the national violent crime rate of 379 offenses per 100,000 people. Law enforcement in Lauderdale Lakes reported a total of 329 violent crimes in 2019.

Aggravated Assault

Aggravated assault is by far the most common type of violent crime reported in the U.S. It is also the most commonly reported violent offense in Lauderdale Lakes. There were 222 aggravated assaults reported in Lauderdale Lakes in 2019, or 604 for every 100,000 people. Nationwide, the rate is far lower, standing at 250 aggravated assaults per 100,000 people.

Robbery

Robbery is the second most common type of violent crime in America. There were 77 robberies reported in Lauderdale Lakes in 2019, a rate of 209 robberies for every 100,000 residents. For comparison, the national robbery rate was 82 per 100,000 in 2019.

Rape

There were 28 rapes reported in Lauderdale Lakes in 2019, or 76 for every 100,000 people. Nationwide, there were 139,815 rapes in 2019, a rate of 43 per 100,000 people.

Murder

There were 2 homicides committed in the city in 2019. Adjusted for population, the murder rate in Lauderdale Lakes is 5.4 murders for every 100,000 people, higher than the national murder rate of 5 per 100,000 people.

Lauderdale Lakes compared to other cities in Florida

Lauderdale Lakes has a higher crime rate than the vast majority of all comparable cities in Florida. To be considered comparable, a city must have a complete 2019 FBI crime report and population of 5,000 or more.

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