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 peopleLouisiana/100k peopleNational/100k people
Total crime6,584n/a (estimate)5,1163,9242,745
StatisticReportedincidents/100k peopleLafayette/100k peopleLouisiana/100k peopleNational/100k people
Murder22n/a17.112.45.3
Rape21n/a16.339.941.7
Robbery175n/a136.0114.498.0
Assault503n/a390.9390.3248.9
Violent crime721n/a (estimate)560557383
Burglary1,011n/a785.6731.5430.4
Theft4,555n/a3,539.52,401.31,694.4
Vehicle theft297n/a230.8234.0237.4
Property crime5,863n/a (estimate)4,5563,3672,362

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The table above offers a complete overview of all reported annual crimes in Lafayette, LA. The total number of reported crimes in Lafayette, LA is shown and for comparison purposes, each crime is also displayed based on the number of crimes per 100,000 people. The crimes are also broken down into two categories; violent crimes and property crimes. The table shows that the overall Lafayette, LA crime rate is 30% higher than the Louisiana average and is 86% higher than the national average. Looking at violent crime specifically, Lafayette, LA has a violent crime rate that is 1% higher than the Louisiana average and 46% higher than the national average. For property crime, Lafayette, LA is 35% higher than the Louisiana average and 93% 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 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 86% higher than the national average.
  • For every 100,000 people, there are 14.02 daily crimes that occur in Lafayette.
  • Lafayette is safer than 11% of the cities in the United States.
  • In Lafayette you have a 1 in 20 chance of becoming a victim of any crime.
  • The number of total year over year crimes in Lafayette has decreased by 13%.

Compare Lafayette, LA Crime To Other Cities

Daily Crime In Lafayette (per 100,000 people)

The chart above shows the number of daily crimes in Lafayette, LA per 100,000 individuals. The total number of daily crimes is also reported for Louisiana and on a national scale. In Lafayette, LA the entire number of daily crimes is accurately recorded at 1.30 times more than the Louisiana average and 1.86 times more than the national average. The typical number of daily violent crimes in Lafayette, LA is 1.01 times more than the Louisiana average and 1.46 times more than the calculated daily national average. With regards to recent property crimes, Lafayette, LA has a constant daily crime rate that is 1.35 times more than the Louisiana average and 1.93 times more than the overall daily national average.

How Safe is Lafayette (higher is better)

Many people wonder how safe they are in Lafayette, LA in comparison to other notable cities in the state of Louisiana as well as in comparison to the rest of the nation. Using the gauges above, which document and compare safety in Lafayette, LA to other cities in the state and across the country, Lafayette, LA is 31% safer than other cities of Louisiana and 11% safer than other cities in the nation. When referring to the results, which show crime scores in Louisiana cities and all around the United States, Lafayette, LA has a ranking of below average in comparison to other cities in the country, which is determined my comparing Lafayette, LA crime rate to all the other cities investigated.

Chance of Being A Victim of Crime in Lafayette

The chance of being a victim of violent crime in Lafayette is 1 in 179
The chance of being a victim of property crime in Lafayette is 1 in 22
The chance of being a victim of crime in Lafayette is 1 in 20
Wondering what the chances are that you will be the victim of a crime in Lafayette, LA? The illustrations above show how likely you are to become a victim of violent crime, property crime or any crime. In Lafayette, LA you have a 1 in 179 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 22 chance of becoming a victim. Property crimes include burglary, theft and vehicle theft. Overall, you have a 1 in 20 chance of becoming a victim of crime in Lafayette, LA.

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

An ideal indicator of whether Lafayette, LA 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, LA has not changed and the rate of property crime in Lafayette, LA has decreased by 14%. The total crime rate in Lafayette, LA has decreased by 13% year to year.

Lafayette police department

ItemLafayetteLouisianaNational
Law enforcement employees (officers & civilians)3057,311558,732
Police officers & civilians /1000 residents2.54.23.3
There are a total of 305 Lafayette police officers. This results in 2.5 police officers per 1,000 residents which is 41.3% less than the Louisiana average and 23.6% less than the National average.

Sex offenders in Louisiana

StateTotal offendersLouisiana /100KNational /100K
Louisiana11,025243222
There are a total of 11,025 sex offenders in Louisiana. This yields a total of 243 sex offenders in Louisiana per 100,000 residents which is 9% greater than the national average.

Nearby Cities With Low Crime Rates

City, StatePopulationViolent crime/100k peopleProperty crime/100k peopleTotal crime/100k people
Milton, LA3,0271509051,055
Maurice, LA1,4611629801,143
Youngsville, LA10,8781171,2351,352
Cade, LA1,7031971,1881,385
Cecilia, LA1,6742201,3321,552
Sunset, LA2,9312431,4691,712
Ossun, LA1,9602501,5111,761
Lafayette, LA125,8085604,5565,116

Cities with similar population

City, StatePopulationViolent crime/100k peopleProperty crime/100k peopleTotal crime/100k people
Kent, WA125,4923605,3715,731
Simi Valley, CA126,1261451,4401,586
Concord, CA126,9383563,4053,761
Hartford, CT124,3201,0933,9935,086
Stamford, CT127,4102241,5251,750
Lafayette, LA125,8085604,5565,116
Source: The Lafayette, LA 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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