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Lafayette, California Crime Statistics

This page contains crime numbers for Lafayette, California. You can take a look at the breakdown of crime by type, changes to crime figures over time, and see how Lafayette compares to similar locations. If you are interested in seeing public records information for Lafayette, California, you can click the Public Records tab at the top.

Total Crime

Between 1999 and 2008 there were 5,586 total crimes reported in Lafayette, California (251 of them violent). Of the 559 crimes that happen every year in Lafayette, nearly one-half occur less than one mile from home. On average, someone is a victim of a crime in Lafayette, California every 15 hours. This includes 2 murders, 33 rapes, and greater than four thousand thefts (including 483 auto thefts).

Crime Trends

Over the preceding 10 years, crime data were available in Lafayette, California for all 10 years. During that time frame, reported crime in Lafayette has grown by 24%. During that same interval, violent crime grew by 9%. On the whole, the crime figures reflect a slight growth in crime over the last 10 years in Lafayette. If the current trend continues, predicted crime numbers could hit greater than six hundred for Lafayette, California in 2009.

Crime Trends in Lafayette, California (1999-2008)

Keep in mind that these graphs show reported crime numbers and certain sharp changes in crime figures might be the result of changes in reporting, not actual changes in crime rates.

Crime Comparisons

Crime rates per 1,000 population in cities like Lafayette, California (1999-2008)

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Crime Data Information

Lafayette, California law enforcement agencies report their statistics to the FBI UCR program. The data reported for Lafayette conform to the FBI data quality guidelines. For more information, and a description of the statistical methods and data algorithms used by RecordsPedia, please visit our methodology section.