Reported Annual Crime In Lafayette

In the event that crime data for this area is not available from the FBI, estimates are used. The estimates are based on demographic data including, but not limited to: home prices, income per capita and population density.
StatisticReportedincidents/100k peopleLafayette/100k peopleCalifornia/100k peopleNational/100k people
Total crime67n/a (estimate)2532,9462,745
StatisticReportedincidents/100k peopleLafayette/100k peopleCalifornia/100k peopleNational/100k people
Murder0n/a0.04.65.3
Rape2n/a7.537.241.7
Robbery4n/a15.1143.298.0
Assault1n/a3.8264.2248.9
Violent crime7n/a (estimate)26449383
Burglary41n/a154.8446.9430.4
Theftn/an/an/a1,623.91,694.4
Vehicle theft19n/a71.7425.9237.4
Property crime60n/a (estimate)2262,4972,362

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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 91% lower than the average of crimes committed in California. It is also 91% lower than the national average. When it comes to violent crimes, Lafayette, CA shows a crime rate that is 94% lower than the California average. The crime rate is also 93% lower than the national average. When it comes to property crimes, Lafayette, CA is shown to be 91% lower than the California average and 90% lower than the national average.
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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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Did you know?

  • The overall crime rate in Lafayette is 91% lower than the national average.
  • For every 100,000 people, there are 0.69 daily crimes that occur in Lafayette.
  • Lafayette is safer than 94% of the cities in the United States.
  • In Lafayette you have a 1 in 396 chance of becoming a victim of any crime.
  • The number of total year over year crimes in Lafayette has decreased by 88%.

Compare Lafayette, CA Crime To Other Cities

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 11.65 times less than the California average and 10.85 times less than the national average. The number of daily violent crimes in Lafayette, CA is 17.00 times less than the California average and 14.49 times less than the national average. With regards to property crimes, Lafayette, CA has a daily crime rate that is 11.02 times less than the California average and 10.43 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 99% of the cities in California and 94% 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 3785
The chance of being a victim of property crime in Lafayette is 1 in 442
The chance of being a victim of crime in Lafayette is 1 in 396
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 3785 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 442 chance of becoming a victim. Property crimes include burglary, theft and vehicle theft. Overall, you have a 1 in 396 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 52%, while the property crime rate in Lafayette, CA has decreased by 89% year over year. The number of total crimes in Lafayette, CA has decreased by 88% 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
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, CA1,00063350413
Norris Canyon, CA1,04663350413
Castle Hill, CA1,20263350413
Shell Ridge, CA1,12363350413
Reliez Valley, CA3,59586476561
Camino Tassajara, CA3,45686476561
San Miguel, CA3,21486476561
Lafayette, CA25,38126226253

Cities with similar population

City, StatePopulationViolent crime/100k peopleProperty crime/100k peopleTotal crime/100k people
South Portland, ME25,3972182,2512,469
Cabot, AR25,4072181,5541,773
West Memphis, AR25,4111,7795,1786,957
Clinton, MS25,4113091,9562,266
New Lenox, IL25,3471361,1381,274
Lafayette, CA25,38126226253
Source: The Lafayette, CA crime data displayed above is derived from the FBI's uniform crime reports for the year of 2017. 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.
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