Reported Annual Crime In Lafayette

StatisticReportedincidents/100k peopleLafayette/100k peopleCalifornia/100k peopleNational/100k people
Total crime537n/a (estimate)2,0743,0452,860
StatisticReportedincidents/100k peopleLafayette/100k peopleCalifornia/100k peopleNational/100k people
Murder0n/a0.04.84.9
Rape2n/a7.732.738.6
Robbery5n/a19.3135.0101.9
Assault7n/a27.0253.8237.8
Violent crime14n/a (estimate)54426373
Burglary49n/a189.3504.3491.4
Theft433n/a1,672.71,677.11,775.4
Vehicle theft41n/a158.4436.8220.2
Property crime523n/a (estimate)2,0202,6182,487
A comprehensive overview of any and all yearly reported crimes in Lafayette, CA is shown in the table above. In order to provide more clarity, the total number of crimes is shown as well as the amount of crimes committed per 100,000 people. The crimes indicated in the table are separated into two different categories. These categories are property crimes and violent crimes. According to the table, the overall crime rate is 32% lower than the average of crimes committed in California. It is also 27% lower than the national average. When it comes to violent crimes, Lafayette, CA shows a crime rate that is 87% lower than the California average. The crime rate is also 85% lower than the national average. When it comes to property crimes, Lafayette, CA is shown to be 23% lower than the California average and 19% lower than the national average.

Did you know?

  • The overall crime rate in Lafayette is 27% lower than the national average.
  • For every 100,000 people, there are 5.68 daily crimes that occur in Lafayette.
  • Lafayette is safer than 69% of the cities in the United States.
  • In Lafayette you have a 1 in 49 chance of becoming a victim of any crime.
  • The number of total year over year crimes in Lafayette has increased by 15%.

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Daily Crime In Lafayette (per 100,000 people)

The graph above illustrates the number of daily crimes in Lafayette, CA per 100,000 people. For comparison purposes, the number of daily crimes is also reported for California and on a national level. In Lafayette, CA the total number of daily crimes is 1.47 times less than the California average and 1.38 times less than the national average. The number of daily violent crimes in Lafayette, CA is 7.88 times less than the California average and 6.89 times less than the national average. With regards to property crimes, Lafayette, CA has a daily crime rate that is 1.30 times less than the California average and 1.23 times less than the national average.

How Safe is Lafayette (higher is better)

How safe is Lafayette, CA compared to other cities in California and the rest of the cities across the United States? The graphs above show that Lafayette, CA is safer than 85% of the cities in California and 69% of the cities in the United States. These results are determined by analyzing all cities in California and across the US as a whole and determining how many total cities have a lower crime rate than Lafayette, CA. Overall, Lafayette, CA is ranked above average compared to all other cities across the United States.

Chance of Being A Victim of Crime in Lafayette

The chance of being a victim of violent crime in Lafayette is 1 in 1849
The chance of being a victim of property crime in Lafayette is 1 in 50
The chance of being a victim of crime in Lafayette is 1 in 49
Wondering what the chances are that you will be the victim of a crime in Lafayette, CA? The illustrations above show how likely you are to become a victim of violent crime, property crime or any crime. In Lafayette, CA you have a 1 in 1849 chance of becoming a victim of violent crime. Violent crimes include murder, rape, robbery and assault. With regards to property crime, you have a 1 in 50 chance of becoming a victim. Property crimes include burglary, theft and vehicle theft. Overall, you have a 1 in 49 chance of becoming a victim of crime in Lafayette, CA.

Year Over Year Crime In Lafayette (per 100,000 people)

A good indicator of whether Lafayette, CA is becoming a safer or a more dangerous place to live can be determined by analyzing the year over year crime rate. In the graph above, the year over year crime rates are displayed for violent, property and total crimes per 100,000 people. The number of violent crimes in Lafayette, CA has decreased by 19%, while the property crime rate in Lafayette, CA has increased by 17% year over year. The number of total crimes in Lafayette, CA has increased by 15% year over year.

Lafayette police department

ItemLafayetteCaliforniaNational
Law enforcement employees (officers & civilians)n/a51,506556,527
Police officers & civilians /1000 residentsn/a3.63.3

Sex offenders in California

StateTotal offendersCalifornia /100KNational /100K
California68,119197222
There are a total of 68,119 sex offenders in California. This yields a total of 197 sex offenders in California per 100,000 residents which is 11% less than the national average.

Nearby Cities With Low Crime Rates

City, StatePopulationViolent crime/100k peopleProperty crime/100k peopleTotal crime/100k people
Acalanes Ridge, CA1,22660367427
Norris Canyon, CA1,22760367427
Castle Hill, CA1,22360367427
Shell Ridge, CA1,13960367427
Camino Tassajara, CA1,78960367427
Lafayette, CA24,685542,0202,074

Cities with similar population

City, StatePopulationViolent crime/100k peopleProperty crime/100k peopleTotal crime/100k people
Caledonia, WI24,6891019711,072
Junction City, KS24,6917242,0582,781
Balch Springs, TX24,6939834,3035,286
Temescal Valley, CA24,7144402,7033,142
Columbine, CO24,7242762,2682,543
Lafayette, CA24,685542,0202,074
Source: The Lafayette, CA crime data displayed above is derived from the FBI's uniform crime reports for the year of 2015. The crime report encompasses more than 18,000 city and state law enforcement agencies reporting data on property and violent crimes. The uniform crime reports program represents approximately 309 million American residents, which results in 98% coverage of metropolitan statistical areas.