LaFayette, GA
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With a crime rate of 56 per one thousand residents, LaFayette has one of the highest crime rates in America compared to all communities of all sizes - from the smallest towns to the very largest cities. One's chance of becoming a victim of either violent or property crime here is one in 18. Within Georgia, more than 88% of the communities have a lower crime rate than LaFayette.

Separately, it is always interesting and important to compare a city's crime rate with those of similarly sized communities - a fair comparison as larger cities tend to have more crime. NeighborhoodScout has done just that. With a population of 7,173, LaFayette has a combined rate of violent and property crime that is very high compared to other places of similar population size. Regardless of whether LaFayette does well or poorly compared to all other cities and towns in the US of all sizes, compared to places with a similar population, it fares badly. Few other communities of this size have a crime rate as high as LaFayette.

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.

From our analysis, we discovered that violent crime in LaFayette occurs at a rate higher than in most communities of all population sizes in America. The chance that a person will become a victim of a violent crime in LaFayette; such as armed robbery, aggravated assault, rape or murder; is 1 in 512. This equates to a rate of 2 per one thousand inhabitants.

In addition, NeighborhoodScout found that a lot of the crime that takes place in LaFayette is property crime. Property crimes that are tracked for this analysis are burglary, larceny over fifty dollars, motor vehicle theft, and arson. In LaFayette, your chance of becoming a victim of a property crime is one in 18, which is a rate of 54 per one thousand population.

LaFayette Crime Data

 

Crime Index

4

(100 is safest)


Safer than 4% of U.S. Cities

LaFayette Annual Crimes

  Violent Property Total

Number of Crimes

14

388

402

Crime Rate
(per 1,000 residents)

1.95

54.09

56.04

Violent Crime

violent Crime Comparison (per 1,000 residents)

Crime
LaFayette 1.95
Georgia 3.78

My Chances of Becoming a Victim of a Violent Crime

1 in 512

in LaFayette

1 in 264

in Georgia

LaFayette VIOLENT CRIMES

Population: 7,173
Murder Rape Robbery Assault
Report Total 0 4 * 1 9
Rate per 1,000 0.00 0.56 0.14 1.25
* Rape figures for this city adjusted from legacy to current definition based on FBI guidelines.

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 54.09
Georgia 30.22

My Chances of Becoming a Victim of a Property Crime

1 in 18

in LaFayette

1 in 33

in Georgia

LaFayette Property CRIMES

Population: 7,173
burglary theft motor vehicle theft
Report Total 64 313 11
Rate per 1,000 8.92 43.64 1.53

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 49
Georgia 30