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Total crime 52%
Violent crime 28%
Property crime 56%
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 peopleIndiana/100k peopleNational/100k people
Total crime2,740n/a (estimate)3,7752,3422,489
Murder5n/a6.95.65.0
Rape38n/a52.436.842.6
Robbery55n/a75.879.281.6
Assault254n/a349.9249.3250.2
Violent crime352n/a (estimate)485371379
Burglary387n/a533.2323.7340.5
Theft1,844n/a2,540.51,443.41,549.5
Vehicle theft157n/a216.3203.8219.9
Property crime2,388n/a (estimate)3,2901,9712,110

Key findings

  • Lafayette crime rates are 52% higher than the national average
  • Violent crimes in Lafayette are 28% higher than the national average
  • In Lafayette you have a 1 in 27 chance of becoming a victim of crime
  • Lafayette is safer than 15% of the cities in the United States
  • Year over year crime in Lafayette has decreased by 7%

Lafayette crime map

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      Daily Crime In Lafayette (per 100,000 people)

      The number of daily crimes per 100,000 residents in Lafayette, Indiana is displayed in the graph above. As you can see, the daily crimes for Lafayette are 1.61 times more than the Indiana average and 1.52 times more than the national level. Daily violent crimes in Lafayette are 1.31 times more than than Indiana and 1.28 times more than the national mean. While daily property crimes in Lafayette are 1.67 times more than than Indiana and 1.56 times more than the national average.

      How Safe is Lafayette (higher is better)

      What are the odds that you'll be safer in Lafayette, Indiana compared to other areas of Indiana, as well as the rest of America? When it comes down to it, is Lafayette safe? In the graphs above, it shows that Lafayette is safer than 15% of Indiana cities, and 15% compared to all other cities across America. These statistics are calculated by taking 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. At this time, Lafayette 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 207
      The chance of being a victim of property crime in Lafayette is 1 in 31
      The chance of being a victim of crime in Lafayette is 1 in 27
      How likely are you to become a victim of crime? In Lafayette, Indiana you have a 1 in 207 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 31 chance of becoming a victim. Property crimes include burglary, theft and vehicle theft. Overall, you have a 1 in 27 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 increased by 5% and the rate of property crime in Lafayette has decreased by 9%. The total crime rate in Lafayette has decreased by 7% 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
      Indiana12,315198266
      There are a total of 12,315 sex offenders in Indiana. This yields a total of 198 sex offenders in Indiana per 100,000 residents which is 26% less than the national average.

      Nearby Cities With Low Crime Rates

      City, StatePopulationViolent crime/100k peopleProperty crime/100k peopleTotal crime/100k people
      Battle Ground, IN1,56899524623
      Shadeland, IN1,766107570677
      West Lafayette, IN44,54365726791
      Dayton, IN1,616145770915
      Rossville, IN1,539145772917
      Mulberry, IN1,355151803954
      Brookston, IN1,4331618541,015
      Lafayette, IN71,2494853,2903,775

      Cities with similar population

      City, StatePopulationViolent crime/100k peopleProperty crime/100k peopleTotal crime/100k people
      Gulfport, MS71,2653264,8245,150
      Lynwood, CA71,2336432,0092,652
      Turlock, CA71,1665753,1343,709
      Temple, TX71,1382802,2152,495
      Pawtucket, RI71,3894072,2772,684
      Lafayette, IN71,2494853,2903,775
      Source: The Lafayette, IN crime data displayed above is derived from the FBI's uniform crime reports for the year of 2019. 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.