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Crime rate in Lafayette, Louisiana (LA): murders, rapes, robberies, assaults, burglaries, thefts, auto thefts, arson, law enforcement employees, police officers, crime map


City-Data.com crime index in Lafayette, LA compared to other U.S. cities

Crime rate in Lafayette, LA

The 2018 crime rate in Lafayette, LA was 362 (City-Data.com crime index), which was 1.3 times greater than the U.S. average. It was higher than in 89.4% of U.S. cities. The 2018 Lafayette crime rate fell by 5% compared to 2017. The number of homicides stood at 9 - a decrease of 13 compared to 2017. In the last 5 years Lafayette has seen a decrease in violent crime and in property crime.
See how dangerous Lafayette, LA is compared to the nearest cities:
(Note: Higher means more crime)
Lafayette:

361.9
Scott:

147.7
Broussard:

343.6
Carencro:

208.5
Youngsville:

114.1
Breaux Bridge:

422.9
St. Martinville:

233.2
Rayne:

160.7
Church Point:

514.4
City-Data.com crime index
Crime rates in Lafayette by year

Type

2005

2006

2007

2008

2009

2010

2011

2012

2013

2014

2015

2016

2017

2018

Murders
(per 100,000)
8
(7.1)
10
(9.4)
15
(13.1)
10
(8.8)
7
(6.1)
12
(10.4)
6
(4.9)
11
(9.0)
8
(6.5)
7
(5.6)
19
(14.9)
11
(8.5)
22
(17.1)
9
(7.1)
Rapes
(per 100,000)
91
(81.1)
73
(68.7)
68
(59.5)
73
(64.2)
46
(40.4)
20
(17.3)
15
(12.3)
11
(9.0)
17
(13.8)
10
(8.0)
19
(14.9)
19
(14.7)
21
(16.3)
21
(16.5)
Robberies
(per 100,000)
141
(125.7)
231
(217.5)
319
(279.3)
307
(269.8)
286
(251.2)
240
(208.0)
232
(190.6)
202
(164.4)
272
(220.4)
248
(198.2)
167
(131.2)
148
(114.8)
175
(136.0)
158
(123.8)
Assaults
(per 100,000)
751
(669.6)
828
(779.7)
891
(780.1)
886
(778.8)
776
(681.5)
668
(579.0)
590
(484.7)
555
(451.8)
571
(462.7)
549
(438.8)
507
(398.4)
463
(359.1)
503
(390.9)
493
(386.4)
Burglaries
(per 100,000)
1,233
(1,099)
1,296
(1,220)
1,410
(1,235)
1,421
(1,249)
1,407
(1,236)
1,432
(1,241)
1,194
(980.9)
1,330
(1,083)
1,276
(1,034)
1,186
(947.9)
1,014
(796.7)
1,025
(795.0)
1,011
(785.6)
1,019
(798.6)
Thefts
(per 100,000)
4,691
(4,182)
4,566
(4,300)
5,152
(4,511)
4,839
(4,253)
5,612
(4,929)
5,267
(4,565)
5,040
(4,140)
5,244
(4,269)
5,995
(4,858)
5,208
(4,162)
5,334
(4,191)
5,013
(3,888)
4,555
(3,539)
4,485
(3,515)
Auto thefts
(per 100,000)
418
(372.7)
531
(500.1)
556
(486.8)
506
(444.8)
432
(379.4)
290
(251.3)
277
(227.6)
241
(196.2)
297
(240.7)
406
(324.5)
404
(317.4)
379
(294.0)
297
(230.8)
378
(296.3)
Arson
(per 100,000)
30
(26.7)
17
(16.0)
28
(24.5)
34
(29.9)
25
(22.0)
26
(22.5)
50
(41.1)
32
(26.0)
19
(15.4)
N/A29
(22.8)
22
(17.1)
26
(20.2)
20
(15.7)
City-Data.com crime index (higher means more crime, U.S. average = 274.0)524.9592.5619.5598.8570.2502.5426.3427.0468.6423.6409.6369.8381.2361.9

The City-Data.com crime rate weighs serious crimes and violent crimes more heavily. It adjusts for the number of visitors and daily workers commuting into cities.




According to our research of Louisiana and other state lists, there were 221 registered sex offenders living in Lafayette, Louisiana as of January 23, 2020.
The ratio of all residents to sex offenders in Lafayette is 574 to 1.
The ratio of registered sex offenders to all residents in this city is lower than the state average.



Violent crime rate in 2018
Lafayette:

285.7
U.S. Average:

207.3

Violent crime rate in 2017
Lafayette:

313.9
U.S. Average:

215.2

Violent crime rate in 2016
Lafayette:

268.8
U.S. Average:

216.3

Violent crime rate in 2015
Lafayette:

309.6
U.S. Average:

208.5

Violent crime rate in 2014
Lafayette:

337.7
U.S. Average:

200.7

Violent crime rate in 2013
Lafayette:

368.3
U.S. Average:

204.3

Violent crime rate in 2012
Lafayette:

335.0
U.S. Average:

214.5

Violent crime rate in 2011
Lafayette:

359.8
U.S. Average:

214.1

Violent crime rate in 2010
Lafayette:

431.6
U.S. Average:

223.2

Violent crime rate in 2009
Lafayette:

519.0
U.S. Average:

238.0

Violent crime rate in 2008
Lafayette:

606.0
U.S. Average:

252.4

Violent crime rate in 2007
Lafayette:

615.5
U.S. Average:

259.7

Violent crime rate in 2006
Lafayette:

586.2
U.S. Average:

264.1

Violent crime rate in 2005
Lafayette:

493.0
U.S. Average:

258.9

Violent crime rate in 2004
Lafayette:

389.8
U.S. Average:

256.0

Violent crime rate in 2003
Lafayette:

556.5
U.S. Average:

262.6

Violent crime rate in 2002
Lafayette:

399.8
U.S. Average:

272.2

Property crime rate in 2018
Lafayette:

379.9
U.S. Average:

189.3

Property crime rate in 2017
Lafayette:

368.7
U.S. Average:

206.4

Property crime rate in 2016
Lafayette:

397.5
U.S. Average:

216.6

Property crime rate in 2015
Lafayette:

416.5
U.S. Average:

221.5

Property crime rate in 2014
Lafayette:

446.4
U.S. Average:

230.8

Property crime rate in 2013
Lafayette:

485.8
U.S. Average:

250.4

Property crime rate in 2012
Lafayette:

459.4
U.S. Average:

267.3

Property crime rate in 2011
Lafayette:

437.3
U.S. Average:

273.5

Property crime rate in 2010
Lafayette:

514.2
U.S. Average:

276.4

Property crime rate in 2009
Lafayette:

550.5
U.S. Average:

285.6

Property crime rate in 2008
Lafayette:

529.2
U.S. Average:

302.2

Property crime rate in 2007
Lafayette:

545.5
U.S. Average:

309.2

Property crime rate in 2006
Lafayette:

534.1
U.S. Average:

317.3

Property crime rate in 2005
Lafayette:

484.9
U.S. Average:

322.3

Property crime rate in 2004
Lafayette:

419.2
U.S. Average:

327.4

Property crime rate in 2003
Lafayette:

388.8
U.S. Average:

334.1

Property crime rate in 2002
Lafayette:

441.3
U.S. Average:

336.9
Murders per 100,000 population
Rapes per 100,000 population
Robberies per 100,000 population
Assaults per 100,000 population
Burglaries per 100,000 population
Thefts per 100,000 population
Auto thefts per 100,000 population
Arson per 100,000 population

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2018, including police officers: 332 (283 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

2.22
Louisiana average:

3.01

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2017, including police officers: 321 (264 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

2.05
Louisiana average:

3.21

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2016, including police officers: 315 (257 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

1.99
Louisiana average:

3.52

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2014, including police officers: 307 (251 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

2.01
Louisiana average:

3.68

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2012, including police officers: 305 (245 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

1.99
Louisiana average:

3.77

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2011, including police officers: 313 (257 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

2.11
Louisiana average:

3.83

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2010, including police officers: 321 (259 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

2.24
Louisiana average:

3.76

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2009, including police officers: 308 (253 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

2.22
Louisiana average:

3.78

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2008, including police officers: 305 (246 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

2.16
Louisiana average:

3.99

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2007, including police officers: 291 (225 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

1.97
Louisiana average:

3.84

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2006, including police officers: 289 (228 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

2.07
Louisiana average:

3.90

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2005, including police officers: 300 (228 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

2.07
Louisiana average:

3.67

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2004, including police officers: 298 (243 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

2.20
Louisiana average:

3.87

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2003, including police officers: 297 (233 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

2.11
Louisiana average:

3.79

Full-time Law Enforcement Employees in Lafayette, LA
Full-time Law Enforcement Employees
Full-time Law Enforcement Employees - Officers
Full-time Law Enforcement Employees - Civilians

Zip codes: 70501, 70503, 70506.