Reported Annual Crime In Lafayette

StatisticReportedincidents/100k peopleLafayette/100k peopleIndiana/100k peopleNational/100k people
Total crime3,001n/a (estimate)4,1522,8162,745
StatisticReportedincidents/100k peopleLafayette/100k peopleIndiana/100k peopleNational/100k people
Murder4n/a5.56.05.3
Rape43n/a59.539.441.7
Robbery80n/a110.799.098.0
Assault237n/a327.9254.6248.9
Violent crime364n/a (estimate)504399383
Burglary573n/a792.8452.1430.4
Theft1,903n/a2,633.01,733.81,694.4
Vehicle theft161n/a222.8231.0237.4
Property crime2,637n/a (estimate)3,6492,4172,362
The table above illustrates an overview of the annual crime reported in Lafayette, IN. These figures on reported criminal activity in Lafayette, IN, based on a reported crime per 100,000 citizens, is shown in order to compare these rates across disparate categories. You will notice that the crimes collected here, for comparison purposes, have been separated between violent crimes and those involving or threatening property. According to the annual crime data, the crime rate in Lafayette, IN is 47% higher than the average of the whole of the state of Indiana, and when compared with the national average, is 51% higher than. When looking at violent crimes, Lafayette, IN has 26% higher than violent crime rate than Indiana average, while remaining 32% higher than the national average. In property crime, Lafayette, IN is 51% higher than the average of Indiana and is 54% higher 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 low crime compared to the areas with high crime. The Lafayette crime heat map offers insight into the total crimes on a block group level.

Did you know?

  • The overall crime rate in Lafayette is 51% higher than the national average.
  • For every 100,000 people, there are 11.38 daily crimes that occur in Lafayette.
  • Lafayette is safer than 15% of the cities in the United States.
  • In Lafayette you have a 1 in 25 chance of becoming a victim of any crime.
  • The number of total year over year crimes in Lafayette has decreased by 22%.

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Compare Lafayette, IN Crime To Other Cities

Daily Crime In Lafayette (per 100,000 people)

The number of daily crimes per 100,000 residents in Lafayette, IN is demonstrated in the illustration above. So that direct comparisons can be made, the number of daily crimes for Indiana and on a national level are also posted. As you can see, the daily crimes for Lafayette, IN are 1.47 times more than the Indiana average and 1.51 times more than the national level. Daily violent Crimes in Lafayette, IN are 1.26 times more than than Indiana and 1.32 times more than the national mean. While daily property crimes in Lafayette, IN are 1.51 times more than than Indiana and 1.54 times more than the national average.

How Safe is Lafayette (higher is better)

What are the odds that you'll be safer in Lafayette, IN compared to other areas of Indiana, as well as the rest of America? In the included graphs, it's depicted that Lafayette, IN safer than 12% when compared to other Indiana cities, and 15% compared to all other cities across America. These statistics are derived from a closer look at each city's crime rate in Indiana, as well as the rest of the US. It is then determined which cities see less crime than Lafayette, IN. At this time, Lafayette, IN sees a below average rate of crime in comparison to other United States cities.

Chance of Being A Victim of Crime in Lafayette

The chance of being a victim of violent crime in Lafayette is 1 in 199
The chance of being a victim of property crime in Lafayette is 1 in 28
The chance of being a victim of crime in Lafayette is 1 in 25
Wondering what the chances are that you will be the victim of a crime in Lafayette, IN? The illustrations above show how likely you are to become a victim of violent crime, property crime or any crime. In Lafayette, IN you have a 1 in 199 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 28 chance of becoming a victim. Property crimes include burglary, theft and vehicle theft. Overall, you have a 1 in 25 chance of becoming a victim of crime in Lafayette, IN.

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

An ideal indicator of whether Lafayette, IN is becoming a safer or more dangerous residential area or not is an analysis of the crime rate in the area from year to year. In the above illustration, the year to year crime rates are visualized per 100,000 people for property, violent, and total crime. Year to year rate of violent crime in Lafayette, IN has decreased by 24% and the rate of property crime in Lafayette, IN has decreased by 22%. The total crime rate in Lafayette, IN has decreased by 22% year to year.

Lafayette police department

ItemLafayetteIndianaNational
Law enforcement employees (officers & civilians)1698,766558,732
Police officers & civilians /1000 residents2.52.43.3
There are a total of 169 Lafayette police officers. This results in 2.5 police officers per 1,000 residents which is 4.9% greater than the Indiana average and 23.7% less than the National average.

Sex offenders in Indiana

StateTotal offendersIndiana /100KNational /100K
Indiana11,165179222
There are a total of 11,165 sex offenders in Indiana. This yields a total of 179 sex offenders in Indiana per 100,000 residents which is 19% less than the national average.

Nearby Cities With Low Crime Rates

City, StatePopulationViolent crime/100k peopleProperty crime/100k peopleTotal crime/100k people
Battle Ground, IN1,568106643749
Shadeland, IN1,766115699814
Dayton, IN1,6161569441,100
Rossville, IN1,5391569461,102
West Lafayette, IN44,5431051,0011,107
Mulberry, IN1,3551639851,148
Brookston, IN1,4331731,0471,220
Lafayette, IN71,2495043,6494,152

Cities with similar population

City, StatePopulationViolent crime/100k peopleProperty crime/100k peopleTotal crime/100k people
Gulfport, MS71,2654115,0315,442
Lynwood, CA71,2336412,3532,994
Turlock, CA71,1666083,1243,733
Temple, TX71,1383182,8483,166
Pawtucket, RI71,3894342,4962,930
Lafayette, IN71,2495043,6494,152
Source: The Lafayette, IN crime data displayed above is derived from the FBI's uniform crime reports for the year of 2016. 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.