Lafayette, IN 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

With a crime rate of 38 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 26. Within Indiana, more than 94% of the communities have a lower crime rate than Lafayette.

Importantly, when you compare Lafayette to other communities of similar population, then Lafayette crime rate (violent and property crimes combined) is quite a bit higher than average. Regardless of how Lafayette does relative to all communities in America of all sizes, when NeighborhoodScout compared it to communities of similar population size, its crime rate per thousand residents stands out as higher than most.

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 202. This equates to a rate of 5 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 30, which is a rate of 33 per one thousand population.

Lafayette Crime Data

 

Crime Index

9

(100 is safest)


Safer than 9% of U.S. Cities

Lafayette Annual Crimes

  Violent Property Total

Number of Crimes

355

2,398

2,753

Crime Rate
(per 1,000 residents)

4.95

33.44

38.38

Violent Crime

Violent Crime Comparison (per 1,000 residents)

20 15 10 5 0
4.95
3.71
National Median: 4
    Lafayette
    Indiana

My Chances of Becoming a Victim of a Violent Crime

1 in 202

in Lafayette

1 in 270

in Indiana

Lafayette VIOLENT CRIMES

Population: 71,721
Murder Rape Robbery Assault
Report Total 5 39 55 256
Rate per 1,000 0.07 0.54 0.77 3.57

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)

100 75 50 25 0
33.44
19.71
National Median: 21
    Lafayette
    Indiana

My Chances of Becoming a Victim of a Property Crime

1 in 30

in Lafayette

1 in 51

in Indiana

Lafayette Property CRIMES

Population: 71,721
burglary theft motor vehicle theft
Report Total 387 1,852 159
Rate per 1,000 5.40 25.82 2.22

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

200 150 100 50 0
99
25
National Median: 28.3
    Lafayette
    Indiana