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Total crime 82%
Violent crime 60%
Property crime 106%
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 peopleGeorgia/100k peopleNational/100k people
Total crime338n/a (estimate)4,6882,9002,580
Murder0n/a0.06.15.0
Rape0n/a0.025.242.6
Robbery0n/a0.078.786.2
Assault11n/a152.6216.6246.8
Violent crime11n/a (estimate)153327381
Burglary23n/a319.0431.3376.0
Theft299n/a4,147.01,907.01,594.6
Vehicle theft5n/a69.3235.4228.9
Property crime327n/a (estimate)4,5352,5742,200

Key findings

  • LaFayette crime rates are 82% higher than the national average
  • Violent crimes in LaFayette are 60% lower than the national average
  • In LaFayette you have a 1 in 22 chance of becoming a victim of crime
  • LaFayette is safer than 25% of the cities in the United States
  • Year over year crime in LaFayette has increased by 28%

LaFayette crime map

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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, GA per 100,000 people. In LaFayette, the total number of daily crimes is 1.62 times more than the Georgia average and 1.82 times more than the national average. The number of daily violent crimes in LaFayette is 2.14 times less than the Georgia average and 2.49 times less than the national average. With regards to property crimes, LaFayette has a daily crime rate that is 1.76 times more than the Georgia average and 2.06 times more than the national average.

      How Safe is LaFayette (higher is better)

      When comparing the safety of LaFayette to every other city in Georgia, as well as the entirety of the United States, is LaFayette safe? The gauges above illustrate that LaFayette is safer than 43% of every city located within Georgia along with 25% of the all the cities located in the United States. The results of these graphs are created after analyzing each of the cities in Georgia and in the United States as a whole. As a result, LaFayette, GA is ranked below average when compared to the rest of the US cities.

      Chance of Being A Victim of Crime in LaFayette

      The chance of being a victim of violent crime in LaFayette is 1 in 656
      The chance of being a victim of property crime in LaFayette is 1 in 23
      The chance of being a victim of crime in LaFayette is 1 in 22
      Wondering what the chances are that you fall victim to a crime in LaFayette? In LaFayette, GA you have a 1 in 656 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 23 chance of becoming a victim. Property crimes include burglary, theft and motor vehicle theft. Overall, you have a 1 in 22 chance of becoming a victim of crime in LaFayette.

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

      An ideal indicator of whether LaFayette is becoming a safer or more dangerous place to live can be done by analyzing the year over year crime rates per 100,000 people. Year over year violent crime in LaFayette has decreased by 63% and the rate of property crime in LaFayette has increased by 39%. The total crime rate in LaFayette has increased by 28% year to year.

      LaFayette police department

      ItemLaFayetteGeorgiaNational
      Law enforcement employees (officers & civilians)2311,364558,732
      Police officers & civilians /1000 residents3.24.03.3
      There are a total of 23 LaFayette police officers. This results in 3.2 police officers per 1,000 residents which is 19.1% less than the Georgia average and 1.6% less than the National average.

      Sex offenders in Georgia

      StateTotal offendersGeorgia /100KNational /100K
      Georgia23,117275266
      There are a total of 23,117 sex offenders in Georgia. This yields a total of 275 sex offenders in Georgia per 100,000 residents which is 3% greater than the national average.

      Nearby Cities With Low Crime Rates

      City, StatePopulationViolent crime/100k peopleProperty crime/100k peopleTotal crime/100k people
      Trion, GA2,2731901,4921,682
      Chattanooga Valley, GA3,9421901,4941,683
      Tunnel Hill, GA1,05601,8331,833
      Chickamauga, GA3,1222221,6511,874
      Trenton, GA2,0912702,4732,743
      Ringgold, GA4,3447784,5835,361
      LaFayette, GA7,1301534,5354,688

      Cities with similar population

      City, StatePopulationViolent crime/100k peopleProperty crime/100k peopleTotal crime/100k people
      Putnam, CT7,1292901,0621,351
      La Follette, TN7,1313874,2404,627
      Atherton, CA7,127691,4691,537
      Seward, NE7,133429851,026
      Pleasantville, NY7,134114468582
      LaFayette, GA7,1301534,5354,688
      Source: The LaFayette, GA 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.