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


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

Crime rate in West Lafayette, IN

The 2018 crime rate in West Lafayette, IN is 62 (City-Data.com crime index), which is 4.5 times lower than the U.S. average. It was higher than in 22.7% U.S. cities. The 2018 West Lafayette crime rate fell by 20% compared to 2017. In the last 5 years West Lafayette has seen decline of violent crime and decreasing property crime.
See how dangerous West Lafayette, IN is compared to the nearest cities:
(Note: Higher means more crime)
West Lafayette:

61.5
Lafayette:

311.5
Delphi:

148.1
Clarks Hill:

40.6
Attica:

141.5
Monticello:

274.5
Frankfort:

181.5
Fowler:

220.2
Crawfordsville:

208.8
City-Data.com crime index
Crime rates in West Lafayette by year

Type

2005

2006

2007

2008

2009

2010

2011

2012

2013

2014

2015

2016

2017

2018

Murders
(per 100,000)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
1
(3.2)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
Rapes
(per 100,000)
8
(27.8)
14
(48.6)
4
(13.8)
7
(22.3)
7
(22.5)
4
(12.5)
3
(10.1)
8
(26.7)
6
(19.6)
2
(6.4)
6
(18.3)
10
(21.6)
8
(17.2)
8
(17.1)
Robberies
(per 100,000)
7
(24.3)
5
(17.4)
3
(10.3)
5
(15.9)
11
(35.4)
6
(18.8)
6
(20.2)
11
(36.6)
6
(19.6)
8
(25.6)
15
(45.8)
10
(21.6)
5
(10.7)
7
(14.9)
Assaults
(per 100,000)
34
(118.2)
54
(187.6)
42
(144.6)
52
(165.7)
45
(144.7)
38
(119.0)
44
(147.9)
59
(196.6)
25
(81.5)
22
(70.5)
19
(58.0)
37
(79.9)
36
(77.4)
16
(34.1)
Burglaries
(per 100,000)
93
(323.3)
71
(246.6)
96
(330.5)
125
(398.3)
80
(257.3)
79
(247.3)
58
(195.0)
80
(266.5)
90
(293.3)
44
(141.1)
68
(207.6)
71
(153.4)
49
(105.3)
23
(49.0)
Thefts
(per 100,000)
425
(1,477)
398
(1,383)
402
(1,384)
416
(1,326)
397
(1,277)
382
(1,196)
383
(1,288)
379
(1,263)
430
(1,401)
286
(916.9)
517
(1,578)
360
(777.8)
397
(853.0)
367
(782.4)
Auto thefts
(per 100,000)
21
(73.0)
18
(62.5)
21
(72.3)
36
(114.7)
21
(67.5)
25
(78.3)
18
(60.5)
28
(93.3)
16
(52.1)
19
(60.9)
18
(54.9)
21
(45.4)
20
(43.0)
11
(23.5)
Arson
(per 100,000)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
5
(16.1)
1
(3.1)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
City-Data.com crime index140.8159.2127.3152.2132.1110.8113.7148.3118.678.4122.085.277.461.5

The City-Data.com crime index weighs serious crimes and violent crimes more heavily. Higher means more crime, U.S. average is 274.0. It adjusts for the number of visitors and daily workers commuting into cities.




According to our research of Indiana and other state lists, there were 19 registered sex offenders living in West Lafayette, Indiana as of October 26, 2020.
The ratio of all residents to sex offenders in West Lafayette is 2,360 to 1.
The ratio of registered sex offenders to all residents in this city is much lower than the state average.


When are crimes committed in West Lafayette, IN?

Violent crime rate in 2018
West Lafayette:

41.6
U.S. Average:

207.3

Violent crime rate in 2017
West Lafayette:

61.2
U.S. Average:

215.2

Violent crime rate in 2016
West Lafayette:

72.4
U.S. Average:

216.3

Violent crime rate in 2015
West Lafayette:

70.2
U.S. Average:

208.5

Violent crime rate in 2014
West Lafayette:

54.5
U.S. Average:

200.7

Violent crime rate in 2013
West Lafayette:

70.1
U.S. Average:

204.3

Violent crime rate in 2012
West Lafayette:

143.3
U.S. Average:

214.5

Violent crime rate in 2011
West Lafayette:

94.1
U.S. Average:

214.1

Violent crime rate in 2010
West Lafayette:

81.4
U.S. Average:

223.2

Violent crime rate in 2009
West Lafayette:

112.6
U.S. Average:

238.0

Violent crime rate in 2008
West Lafayette:

119.5
U.S. Average:

252.4

Violent crime rate in 2007
West Lafayette:

91.2
U.S. Average:

259.7

Violent crime rate in 2006
West Lafayette:

151.1
U.S. Average:

264.1

Violent crime rate in 2005
West Lafayette:

99.1
U.S. Average:

258.9

Violent crime rate in 2004
West Lafayette:

34.8
U.S. Average:

256.0

Violent crime rate in 2003
West Lafayette:

46.8
U.S. Average:

262.6

Violent crime rate in 2002
West Lafayette:

37.1
U.S. Average:

272.2

Property crime rate in 2018
West Lafayette:

52.4
U.S. Average:

189.3

Property crime rate in 2017
West Lafayette:

70.2
U.S. Average:

206.4

Property crime rate in 2016
West Lafayette:

76.4
U.S. Average:

216.6

Property crime rate in 2015
West Lafayette:

128.7
U.S. Average:

221.5

Property crime rate in 2014
West Lafayette:

83.2
U.S. Average:

230.8

Property crime rate in 2013
West Lafayette:

136.5
U.S. Average:

250.4

Property crime rate in 2012
West Lafayette:

130.4
U.S. Average:

267.3

Property crime rate in 2011
West Lafayette:

112.4
U.S. Average:

273.5

Property crime rate in 2010
West Lafayette:

121.0
U.S. Average:

276.4

Property crime rate in 2009
West Lafayette:

125.4
U.S. Average:

285.6

Property crime rate in 2008
West Lafayette:

163.1
U.S. Average:

302.2

Property crime rate in 2007
West Lafayette:

146.2
U.S. Average:

309.2

Property crime rate in 2006
West Lafayette:

127.8
U.S. Average:

317.3

Property crime rate in 2005
West Lafayette:

149.5
U.S. Average:

322.3

Property crime rate in 2004
West Lafayette:

88.1
U.S. Average:

327.4

Property crime rate in 2003
West Lafayette:

123.2
U.S. Average:

334.1

Property crime rate in 2002
West Lafayette:

113.0
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: 70 (50 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

1.07
Indiana average:

1.42

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2017, including police officers: 69 (50 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

1.07
Indiana average:

1.08

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2015, including police officers: 65 (46 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

1.40
Indiana average:

1.80

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2014, including police officers: 63 (46 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

1.47
Indiana average:

1.77

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2013, including police officers: 64 (46 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

1.50
Indiana average:

1.75

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2011, including police officers: 65 (47 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

1.58
Indiana average:

1.84

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2010, including police officers: 65 (47 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

1.47
Indiana average:

1.86

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2009, including police officers: 67 (48 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

1.54
Indiana average:

1.88

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2008, including police officers: 64 (48 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

1.53
Indiana average:

1.85

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2007, including police officers: 62 (46 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

1.58
Indiana average:

1.83

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2006, including police officers: 57 (42 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

1.46
Indiana average:

1.83

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2005, including police officers: 61 (45 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

1.56
Indiana average:

1.76

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2004, including police officers: 59 (44 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

1.53
Indiana average:

1.80

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2003, including police officers: 58 (44 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

1.53
Indiana average:

1.77

Full-time Law Enforcement Employees in West Lafayette, IN
Full-time Law Enforcement Employees
Full-time Law Enforcement Employees - Officers
Full-time Law Enforcement Employees - Civilians

Zip codes: 47906.