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Lake Worth, Texas Crime Statistics

This page contains crime rates for Lake Worth, Texas. You can look through the breakdown of crime by type, changes to crime data over time, and see how Lake Worth compares to similar locations. If you are interested in seeing public records information for Lake Worth, Texas, you can click the Public Records tab at the top.

Total Crime

Between 2001 and 2008 there were 5,688 total crimes reported in Lake Worth, Texas (274 of them violent). Of the 711 crimes that take place per year in Lake Worth, close to 50% transpire less than one mile from home. On average, someone is a victim of a crime in Lake Worth, Texas every 12 hours. This includes 1 murder, 5 rapes, and just about five thousand thefts (including 196 car thefts).

Total Crime in Lake Worth, Texas (2001-2008)

Please note that these figures do not include crime statistics for 1999 or 2000, as there were no data available for those years.

Crime Trends

In the course of the most recent 10 years, crime data were available in Lake Worth, Texas for 8 years. Throughout that period, reported crime in Lake Worth has been reduced by 34%. Throughout the same period of time, violent crime improved by 31%. By and large, the crime data indicate a general improvement in crime over the last 8 years in Lake Worth. If the current trend continues, predicted crime numbers could fall to six hundred for Lake Worth, Texas in 2009.

Crime Trends in Lake Worth, Texas (2001-2008)

Please take note that these graphs show reported crime rates and some sudden changes in crime data are the result of changes in reporting, not actual changes in crime rates.

Crime Comparisons

Crime rates per 1,000 population in cities like Lake Worth, Texas (2001-2008)

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Crime Data Information

Lake Worth, Texas law enforcement agencies report their statistics to the FBI UCR program. The data reported for Lake Worth conform to the FBI data quality guidelines. For more information, and a description of the statistical methods and data algorithms used by RecordsPedia, please visit our methodology section.