The city of Lake Wales, with a total population of 16,150, experienced 1,629 arrests over the past three years. During 2017, the arrest rate totaled 312.69 per 10,000 residents. This represents a 1.22% difference making Lake Wales lower than the national average of 316.54 per 10,000 residents. Of those, 53 were for violent crimes such as murder, rape, and robbery. The city of Lake Wales also handled 452 arrests for property crimes during 2017. Compared to Davenport and Haines City, Lake Wales is a more dangerous place to live.
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The city of Lake Wales experienced a higher rate of non-violent crime. During 2017, Lake Wales totaled 53 violent crimes and 452 non-violent crimes.
During 2007-2017, Lake Wales experienced 595 violent crimes. Of those, 10 were for murder/non-negligent manslaughter, another 15 were for legacy rape, 208 were for robbery, and 362 were for aggravated assault.
It is situated in Polk county, Florida with a total number of 51 employees - 6 female, 39 male officers and 6 civilians. Lake Wales PD ORI (Originated Agency Identifier) number is FL0531300, it belongs to the South Atlantic division in the South region with a region code of Region III.