Lafayette has an overall crime rate of 18 per 1,000 residents, making the crime rate here near the average for all cities and towns of all sizes in America. According to our analysis of FBI crime data, your chance of becoming a victim of crime in Lafayette is 1 in 56. How does Lafayette fare compared to other communities in California of all population sizes? Lafayette's crime rate is lower than approximately 67% of California communities.
However, compared to other communities of similar population size, Lafayette has a crime rate that is noticeably lower than the average. This means that for comparably sized cities all across America, Lafayette is actually safer than most according to NeighborhoodScout's exclusive analysis of FBI crime data.
The crime data that NeighborhoodScout used for this analysis are the seven offenses from the uniform crime reports, collected by the FBI from 17,000 local law enforcement agencies, and include both violent and property crimes, combined.
Now let us turn to take a look at how Lafayette does for violent crimes specifically, and then how it does for property crimes. This is important because the overall crime rate can be further illuminated by understanding if violent crime or property crimes (or both) are the major contributors to the general rate of crime in Lafayette.
For Lafayette, NeighborhoodScout found that the violent crime rate is well below the national average for all communities of all population sizes. Violent crimes such as assault, rape, murder and armed robbery happen less often in Lafayette than in most of America. One's chance of becoming a victim of a violent crime here is one in 1167, which is a violent crime rate of 1 per one thousand inhabitants.
Moreover, the rate of property crime in Lafayette; burglary, larceny ($50 or more), grand theft auto, and arson; is 17 per 1,000 residents. This is about average for all cities and towns in America of all population sizes.