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Total crime 3%
Violent crime 45%
Property crime 12%
Date & Last Updated: This data reflects the 2018 calendar year and was released from the FBI in September, 2019; this is the most current data available.
StatisticReportedincidents/100k peopleLafayette/100k peopleColorado/100k peopleNational/100k people
Total crime771n/a (estimate)2,6673,0692,580
Murder0n/a0.03.75.0
Rape13n/a45.071.542.6
Robbery7n/a24.266.786.2
Assault40n/a138.3255.4246.8
Violent crime60n/a (estimate)208397381
Burglary100n/a345.9375.2376.0
Theft557n/a1,926.41,915.91,594.6
Vehicle theft54n/a186.8380.5228.9
Property crime711n/a (estimate)2,4592,6722,200

Key findings

  • Lafayette crime rates are 3% higher than the national average
  • Violent crimes in Lafayette are 45% lower than the national average
  • In Lafayette you have a 1 in 38 chance of becoming a victim of crime
  • Lafayette is safer than 41% of the cities in the United States
  • Year over year crime in Lafayette has decreased by 1%

Lafayette crime map

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Compare Lafayette, CO Crime

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      Daily Crime In Lafayette (per 100,000 people)

      The chart above shows the number of daily crimes in Lafayette, CO per 100,000 people. In Lafayette, the number of daily crimes is projected to be 1.15 times less than the Colorado average and 1.03 times more than the national average. The average number of daily violent crimes in Lafayette is 1.91 times less than the Colorado average and 1.83 times less than the daily national average. With regards to property crimes, Lafayette has a daily crime rate that is 1.09 times less than the Colorado average and 1.12 times more than the overall daily national average.

      How Safe is Lafayette (higher is better)

      Is Lafayette safe in comparison to other cities in the state of Colorado as well as in comparison to the rest of the areas across the United States. Using the gauges above, which compare crime in Lafayette to other cities in the state and across the country, Lafayette is 49% safer than other cities of Colorado and 41% safer than other cities in the nation. Lafayette has a ranks below average in comparison to other cities in the country.

      Chance of Being A Victim of Crime in Lafayette

      The chance of being a victim of violent crime in Lafayette is 1 in 482
      The chance of being a victim of property crime in Lafayette is 1 in 41
      The chance of being a victim of crime in Lafayette is 1 in 38
      Interested in knowing the odds that you will be a crime victim in Lafayette? In Lafayette, you have a 1 in 482 chance of falling victim to a violent crime, such as rape, robbery, assault, or even murder. In terms of property crime, your chances of being a victim are 1 in 41. These crimes include theft, vehicle theft, and burglary. Your overall chance of being a victim of crime in Lafayette, CO is 1 in 38.

      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 9%, while the property crime rate in Lafayette has not changed year over year. The number of total crimes in Lafayette has decreased by 1% year over year.

      Lafayette police department

      ItemLafayetteColoradoNational
      Law enforcement employees (officers & civilians)469,049558,732
      Police officers & civilians /1000 residents1.89.63.3
      There are a total of 46 Lafayette police officers. This results in 1.8 police officers per 1,000 residents which is 80.9% less than the Colorado average and 43.9% less than the National average.

      Sex offenders in Colorado

      StateTotal offendersColorado /100KNational /100K
      Colorado11,204251266
      There are a total of 11,204 sex offenders in Colorado. This yields a total of 251 sex offenders in Colorado per 100,000 residents which is 6% less than the national average.

      Nearby Cities With Low Crime Rates

      City, StatePopulationViolent crime/100k peopleProperty crime/100k peopleTotal crime/100k people
      Frederick, CO10,791302252
      Pine Brook Hill, CO1,09156375431
      Coal Creek, CO1,82156375431
      Louisville, CO19,97274427501
      Todd Creek, CO3,97976509585
      Niwot, CO4,588103694797
      Firestone, CO11,709125846971
      Lafayette, CO27,0532082,4592,667

      Cities with similar population

      City, StatePopulationViolent crime/100k peopleProperty crime/100k peopleTotal crime/100k people
      West Whittier-Los Nietos, CA27,0715923,1543,746
      Tualatin, OR27,0242172,6352,851
      Easton, PA27,0142541,4291,683
      Garden City, MI27,0093969091,305
      Short Pump, VA27,0991109141,023
      Lafayette, CO27,0532082,4592,667
      Source: The Lafayette, CO 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.