Lafayette, CA
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The crime rate in Lafayette is considerably higher than the national average across all communities in America from the largest to the smallest, although at 23 crimes per one thousand residents, it is not among the communities with the very highest crime rate. The chance of becoming a victim of either violent or property crime in Lafayette is 1 in 44. Based on FBI crime data, Lafayette is not one of the safest communities in America. Relative to California, Lafayette has a crime rate that is higher than 52% of the state's cities and towns of all sizes.

How does the crime rate in Lafayette compare to similar sized communities across America? When NeighborhoodScout compared Lafayette with other communities its size, we found that the crime rate was near the average for all other communities of similar size. So, whether Lafayette's crime rate is high or low compared to all places in the US, when we control for population size and compare it to places that are similar in size, it is near the middle of the pack in crime rate; not much more or less dangerous, and about what we would expect from the statistics.

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 1723, which is a violent crime rate of 1 per one thousand inhabitants.

NeighborhoodScout's analysis also reveals that Lafayette's rate for property crime is 22 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 46.

Lafayette Crime Data

 

Crime Index

31

(100 is safest)


Safer than 31% of U.S. Cities

Lafayette Annual Crimes

  Violent Property Total

Number of Crimes

15

567

582

Crime Rate
(per 1,000 residents)

0.58

21.94

22.52

Violent Crime

violent Crime Comparison (per 1,000 residents)

Crime
Lafayette 0.58
California 4.26

My Chances of Becoming a Victim of a Violent Crime

1 in 1,723

in Lafayette

1 in 235

in California

Lafayette VIOLENT CRIMES

Population: 25,843
Murder Rape Robbery Assault
Report Total 0 2 6 7
Rate per 1,000 0.00 0.08 0.23 0.27

United States VIOLENT CRIMES

Population: 321,418,820
Murder Rape Robbery Assault
Report Total 15,696 124,047 327,374 764,449
Rate per 1,000 0.05 0.39 1.02 2.38

Property Crime

property Crime Comparison (per 1,000 residents)

Crime
Lafayette 21.94
California 26.18

My Chances of Becoming a Victim of a Property Crime

1 in 46

in Lafayette

1 in 38

in California

Lafayette Property CRIMES

Population: 25,843
burglary theft motor vehicle theft
Report Total 49 455 63
Rate per 1,000 1.90 17.61 2.44

United States Property CRIMES

Population: 321,418,820
burglary theft motor vehicle theft
Report Total 1,579,527 5,706,346 707,758
Rate per 1,000 4.91 17.75 2.20

Lafayette Crimes Per Square Mile

Crime
Lafayette 38
California 90