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Crime Report for Lafayette,

The HomeSurfer crime rating for Lafayette, is 0.6 out of a possible 5 total points. Higher ratings indicate that your area is safer. The HomeSurfer crime rating is calculated depending on how the crime rate in your city compares with crime in the state and the nation. Violent crime is weighed more heavily than property crime, and the national ranking is more important than the state ranking.

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Lafayette Crime Rating
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Violent Crime Rate
Data comes from the FBI Uniform Crime Rate database for 2008.


Lafayette, has a violent crime rate of 1122 incidents per 100,000 people. This compares with a rate of 968 in and a rate of 676 nationally. Lower numbers are better, indicating that fewer crimes happen per person in the population.


Violent Crime Rate
Incidents per 100,000

Lafayette 1122
LA 968
National 676

Lafayette, is in the 77% percentile rank in the state for Violent Crime. It is in the 94% percentile rank nationally. Lower numbers are better. In this case, 77% of cities in have crime rates equal to or lower than Lafayette, or said another way, 23% of cities in have crime rates higher than Lafayette.


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Crime Lafayette LA Nation
Violent Crime Total 1121.6 968.2 676
Murder / NNH 8.8 23.5 6.5
Forcible Rape 64.2 36.0 31.1
Robbery Rate 269.8 264.0 197.4
Aggravated Assault 778.8 644.6 315
Property Crime Total 5947.1 5173.5 3726.9
Burglary 1249.0 1344.2 812.3
Larceny Theft 4253.3 3338.2 2541.6
Motor Vehicle Theft 444.8 491.2 382.3
Arson 29.9 30.7 23.3


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Property Crime Rate
Property crime includes burglary, larceny, vehicle theft, and arson. Data comes from the FBI Uniform Crime Rate database for 2008.


Lafayette, has a property crime rate of 5947.1 incidents per 100,000 people. This compares with an average rate of 5173.5 in and an average rate of 3727 incidents per 100,000 nationally. Lower numbers are better, indicating that fewer crimes happen per person in the population.


Property Crime Rate
Incidents per 100,000

Lafayette 5947.1
LA 5173.5
National 3727



Lafayette Property Crime:
State Percentile Rank - 82
National Percentile Rank - 92