Reported Annual Crime In West Lafayette

StatisticReportedincidents/100k peopleWest Lafayette/100k peopleIndiana/100k peopleNational/100k people
Total crime509n/a (estimate)1,1002,9942,837
StatisticReportedincidents/100k peopleWest Lafayette/100k peopleIndiana/100k peopleNational/100k people
Murder0n/a0.06.65.3
Rape10n/a21.637.740.4
Robbery10n/a21.6110.5102.8
Assault37n/a79.9249.9248.5
Violent crime57n/a (estimate)123405386
Burglary71n/a153.4514.0468.9
Theft360n/a777.81,853.31,745.0
Vehicle theft21n/a45.4222.1236.9
Property crime452n/a (estimate)9772,5892,451
When reviewing the above table, you see a comprehensive overview of all annual crimes reported in West Lafayette, IN. All reported West Lafayette, IN crimes are shown and for assessment, each particular crime is demonstrated, establishing an accurate total that represents any crimes committed for every 100,000 residents. You'll also notice that the crimes are distributed into two separate categories, being; violent crimes and property crimes. In addition, the table also demonstrates that the West Lafayette, IN overall crime rate is 63% lower than in comparison to the Indiana average; and is also 61% lower than compared to the national average. Specifically regarding violent crimes in West Lafayette, IN, the rate is 70% lower than compared to the Indiana average, and 68% lower than when paralleled to the national average. When comparing property crime, West Lafayette, IN comes in at 62% lower than to the average seen in Indiana, and 60% lower than the overall national average.

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The West Lafayette crime map provides a detailed overview of all crimes in West 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 West Lafayette crime heat map offers insight into the total crimes on a block group level.

Did you know?

  • The overall crime rate in West Lafayette is 61% lower than the national average.
  • For every 100,000 people, there are 3.01 daily crimes that occur in West Lafayette.
  • West Lafayette is safer than 75% of the cities in the United States.
  • In West Lafayette you have a 1 in 91 chance of becoming a victim of any crime.
  • The number of total year over year crimes in West Lafayette has decreased by 44%.

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Daily Crime In West Lafayette (per 100,000 people)

The illustration above looks at the comparison of crimes committed in West Lafayette, IN on a daily bases (per 100,000 people) to crimes committed throughout the state of Indiana. A comparison to the average number of daily national crimes is displayed as well. According to the latest crime statistics, daily crimes in West Lafayette, IN (which include property crimes as well as violent crimes), when compared to Indiana state wide, are 2.72 times less than the state average and 2.58 times less than than national statistics. Violent crimes committed in West Lafayette, IN on a daily bases are 3.29 times less than than Indiana average and 3.14 times less than the average nationwide. Daily property crime rates in West Lafayette, IN are 2.65 times less than the daily state average and 2.51 times less than the daily national numbers.

How Safe is West Lafayette (higher is better)

When comparing the safety of West Lafayette, IN compared to every other city in Indiana as well as the entirety of the United States, the gauges found above illustrate that West Lafayette, IN ranks safer than 87% of every city located within Indiana along with 75% of the all the cities located in the United States. The results of these graphs are created after analyzing each of the cities in Indiana and in the United States as a whole. It is then established the total amount of cities that have a lower crime rate than West Lafayette, IN. As a result, West Lafayette, IN is ranked above average when compared to the majority of US cities.

Chance of Being A Victim of Crime in West Lafayette

The chance of being a victim of violent crime in West Lafayette is 1 in 812
The chance of being a victim of property crime in West Lafayette is 1 in 103
The chance of being a victim of crime in West Lafayette is 1 in 91
Do you want to know the risk of being victimized by a crime in West Lafayette, IN? Displayed here are the statistics showing how likely you are to become a victim of a crime of violence, crime against your property, or any other crime. If you are in West Lafayette, IN, then there is a 1 in 812 risk that you will experience a violent crime against you. These types of crimes may include homicide, sexual assault, robbery, and physical assault. Your risk of being a victim of property crime is 1 in 103. These types of crime include burglary, petty theft, and theft of motor vehicles. Altogether, there is a 1 in 91 risk that you will become a victim of crime in West Lafayette, IN.

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

Determining whether West Lafayette, IN is growing less or more safe for inhabitants is most easily done by comparing yearly crime rates. Graphs - like the one above - show crimes by crime type per 100,000 residents. They are displayed by crime types of violent, property, and total, in order to give a better overview of yearly crime rates. West Lafayette, IN has increased by 1% in violent crimes. At the same time, property crime has decreased by 47% year over year. Total crimes for West Lafayette, IN has decreased by 44% in the same time frame.

West Lafayette police department

ItemWest LafayetteIndianaNational
Law enforcement employees (officers & civilians)648,766558,732
Police officers & civilians /1000 residentsn/a2.43.3

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, IN1,568108689796
Shadeland, IN1,766117748865
Dayton, IN1,6161581,0121,170
Mulberry, IN1,3551651,0551,220
Brookston, IN1,4331751,1221,297
Otterbein, IN1,2861851,1811,366
Americus, IN3872291,4641,693
West Lafayette, IN44,5431239771,100

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Barnstable Town, MA44,4984531,6172,069
Strongsville, OH44,622431,9762,019
Everett, MA44,6363101,3951,705
Newark, CA44,6772352,5842,820
Arlington, MA44,408120507627
West Lafayette, IN44,5431239771,100
Source: The West 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.