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Total crime 46%
Violent crime 96%
Property crime 37%
Date & Last Updated: This data reflects the 2019 calendar year and was released from the FBI in September, 2020; this is the most current data available.
StatisticReportedincidents/100k peopleLafayette/100k peopleCalifornia/100k peopleNational/100k people
Total crime362n/a (estimate)1,3472,7722,489
Murder0n/a0.04.35.0
Rape1n/a3.737.542.6
Robbery3n/a11.2132.481.6
Assault0n/a0.0267.1250.2
Violent crime4n/a (estimate)15441379
Burglary42n/a156.3386.1340.5
Theft286n/a1,064.31,586.31,549.5
Vehicle theft30n/a111.6358.8219.9
Property crime358n/a (estimate)1,3322,3312,110

Key findings

  • Lafayette crime rates are 46% lower than the national average
  • Violent crimes in Lafayette are 96% lower than the national average
  • In Lafayette you have a 1 in 75 chance of becoming a victim of crime
  • Lafayette is safer than 76% of the cities in the United States
  • Year over year crime in Lafayette has increased by 50%

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The Lafayette crime map provides a detailed overview of all crimes in Lafayette as reported by the local law enforcement agency. Based on the color coded legend above, the crime map outlines the areas with lower crime compared to the areas with higher crime. The Lafayette crime heat map offers insight into the total crimes on a block group level.

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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. In Lafayette, the total number of daily crimes is 2.06 times less than the California average and 1.85 times less than the national average. The number of daily violent crimes in Lafayette is 29.64 times less than the California average and 25.49 times less than the national average. With regards to property crimes, Lafayette has a daily crime rate that is 1.75 times less than the California average and 1.58 times less than the national average.

      How Safe is Lafayette (higher is better)

      How safe is Lafayette, California compared to other cities in California and the rest of the cities across the United States? The graphs above show that Lafayette is safer than 93% of the cities in California and 76% of the cities in the United States. These results are calculated by analyzing all cities in California and across the US as a whole and determining how many areas have a lower crime rate than Lafayette. Overall, Lafayette 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 6718
      The chance of being a victim of property crime in Lafayette is 1 in 76
      The chance of being a victim of crime in Lafayette is 1 in 75
      How likely are you to become a victim of crime? In Lafayette, California you have a 1 in 6718 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 76 chance of becoming a victim. Property crimes include burglary, theft and vehicle theft. Overall, you have a 1 in 75 chance of becoming a victim of crime in Lafayette.

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

      A good indicator of whether Lafayette is becoming a safer or a more dangerous place to live can be determined by analyzing the year over year crime rate (per 100,000 people). The number of violent crimes in Lafayette has decreased by 59%, while the property crime rate in Lafayette has increased by 55% year over year. The number of total crimes in Lafayette has increased by 50% year over year.

      Lafayette police department

      ItemLafayetteCaliforniaNational
      Law enforcement employees (officers & civilians)n/a51,506558,732
      Police officers & civilians /1000 residentsn/a3.63.3

      Sex offenders in California

      StateTotal offendersCalifornia /100KNational /100K
      California79,891232266
      There are a total of 79,891 sex offenders in California. This yields a total of 232 sex offenders in California per 100,000 residents which is 13% less than the national average.

      Nearby Cities With Low Crime Rates

      City, StatePopulationViolent crime/100k peopleProperty crime/100k peopleTotal crime/100k people
      Acalanes Ridge, CA1,00062327389
      Castle Hill, CA1,20262327389
      Shell Ridge, CA1,12362327389
      Norris Canyon, CA1,04662327389
      Reliez Valley, CA3,59584444528
      San Miguel, CA3,21484444528
      Camino Tassajara, CA3,45684444528
      Lafayette, CA25,381151,3321,347

      Cities with similar population

      City, StatePopulationViolent crime/100k peopleProperty crime/100k peopleTotal crime/100k people
      South Portland, ME25,3971872,1922,379
      Cabot, AR25,4073721,3801,753
      Clinton, MS25,4111871,6001,788
      West Memphis, AR25,4111,9845,0126,996
      New Lenox, IL25,3471071,4131,520
      Lafayette, CA25,381151,3321,347
      Source: The Lafayette, CA crime data displayed above is derived from the FBI's uniform crime reports for the year of 2018. 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.