Lafayette, CA
Crime Rates



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Lafayette, CA crime analytics

Source & Methodology

Analytics built by:   Location, Inc.

Raw data sources:   18,000 local law enforcement agencies in the U.S.

Date(s) & Update Frequency:   Reflects 2019 calendar year; released from FBI in Sept. 2020 (latest available). Updated annually. Where is 2020 data?

Methodology:   Our nationwide meta-analysis overcomes the issues inherent in any crime database, including non-reporting and reporting errors. This is possible by associating the 9.4 million reported crimes in the U.S, including over 2 million geocoded point locations…. Read more about Scout's Crime Data

Lafayette has an overall crime rate of 15 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 68. How does Lafayette fare compared to other communities in California of all population sizes? Lafayette's crime rate is lower than approximately 72% 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.

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 4440, which is a violent crime rate of 0 per one thousand inhabitants.

NeighborhoodScout's analysis also reveals that Lafayette's rate for property crime is 15 per one thousand population. This makes Lafayette a place where there is an above average chance of becoming a victim of a property crime, when compared to all other communities in America of all population sizes. Property crimes are motor vehicle theft, arson, larceny, and burglary. Your chance of becoming a victim of any of these crimes in Lafayette is one in 69.

Lafayette Crime Data

 

Crime Index

42

(100 is safest)


Safer than 42% of U.S. Cities

Lafayette Annual Crimes

  Violent Property Total

Number of Crimes

6

387

393

Crime Rate
(per 1,000 residents)

0.23

14.53

14.75

Violent Crime

violent Crime Comparison (per 1,000 residents)

Crime
Lafayette 0.23
California 4.41

My Chances of Becoming a Victim of a Violent Crime

1 in 4,440

in Lafayette

1 in 227

in California

Lafayette VIOLENT CRIMES

Population: 26,638
Murder Rape Robbery Assault
Report Total 0 1 4 1
Rate per 1,000 0.00 0.04 0.15 0.04

United States VIOLENT CRIMES

Population: 328,239,523
Murder Rape Robbery Assault
Report Total 16,425 139,815 267,988 821,182
Rate per 1,000 0.05 0.43 0.82 2.50

Property Crime

property Crime Comparison (per 1,000 residents)

Crime
Lafayette 14.53
California 23.31

My Chances of Becoming a Victim of a Property Crime

1 in 69

in Lafayette

1 in 43

in California

Lafayette Property CRIMES

Population: 26,638
burglary theft motor vehicle theft
Report Total 42 303 42
Rate per 1,000 1.58 11.37 1.58

United States Property CRIMES

Population: 328,239,523
burglary theft motor vehicle theft
Report Total 1,117,696 5,086,096 721,885
Rate per 1,000 3.41 15.50 2.20

Lafayette Crimes Per Square Mile

Crime
Lafayette 26
California 83