recently rated us the #6 safest place to live in the US.

Best Places 2019 Rank: 59 
Metro Area Population: 652,256 
Median Home Price: $171,967 
Median Annual Salary: $40,560 
Violent Crime Rate: 285.1 
Property Crime Rate: 1,960.1 

Lakeland had 13,312 property crimes reported in 2017, according to FBI data, which makes the property crime rate for the metro area just 1,960.1 per 100,000 people. 

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