The city of Lakewood, with a total population of 81,317, experienced 7,904 arrests over the past three years. During 2017, the arrest rate totaled 336.95 per 10,000 residents. This represents a 6.45% difference making Lakewood higher than the national average of 316.54 per 10,000 residents. Of those, 318 were for violent crimes such as murder, rape, and robbery. The city of Lakewood also handled 2,422 arrests for property crimes during 2017. Compared to Agoura Hills and Alhambra, Lakewood is a more dangerous place to live.
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The city of Lakewood experienced a higher rate of non-violent crime. During 2017, Lakewood totaled 318 violent crimes and 2,422 non-violent crimes.
During 2007-2017, Lakewood experienced 3,121 violent crimes. Of those, 21 were for murder/non-negligent manslaughter, 18 were for revised rape, another 122 were for legacy rape, 1,519 were for robbery, and 1,441 were for aggravated assault.