The city of Lake Worth, with a total population of 38,305, experienced 6,855 arrests over the past three years. During 2017, the arrest rate totaled 522.65 per 10,000 residents. This represents a 65.11% difference making Lake Worth higher than the national average of 316.54 per 10,000 residents. Of those, 494 were for violent crimes such as murder, rape, and robbery. The city of Lake Worth also handled 1,508 arrests for property crimes during 2017. Compared to Boca Raton and Boynton Beach, Lake Worth is a more dangerous place to live.
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Most of the city arrests fall into 21-30 age group - 36.2%, the least crimes have committed people between 81-90 - 0.1%. When looking at arrest numbers - a great number of arrestees belonged to White race, whilst the least arrests had Hispanic race.
The city of Lake Worth experienced a higher rate of non-violent crime. During 2017, Lake Worth totaled 494 violent crimes and 1,508 non-violent crimes.
During 2007-2017, Lake Worth experienced 5,291 violent crimes. Of those, 74 were for murder/non-negligent manslaughter, another 340 were for legacy rape, 2,316 were for robbery, and 2,561 were for aggravated assault.