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Lafayette, Colorado Crime Statistics

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

Total Crime

Between 1999 and 2008 there were 6,968 total crimes reported in Lafayette, Colorado (985 of them violent). Of the 697 crimes that take place per year in Lafayette, close to 50% transpire less than one mile from home. On average, someone is a victim of a crime in Lafayette, Colorado every 12 hours. This includes 3 murders, 53 rapes, and just about five thousand thefts (including 352 car thefts).

Crime Trends

In the course of the most recent 10 years, crime data were available in Lafayette, Colorado for all 10 years. Throughout that period, reported crime in Lafayette has been reduced by 24%. Throughout the same period of time, violent crime improved by 32%. By and large, the crime data indicate a general improvement in crime over the last 10 years in Lafayette. If the current trend continues, predicted crime numbers could fall to six hundred for Lafayette, Colorado in 2009.

Crime Trends in Lafayette, Colorado (1999-2008)

Please take note that these graphs show reported crime rates and some sudden changes in crime data are the result of changes in reporting, not actual changes in crime rates.

Crime Comparisons

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

You are discouraged against over-analyzing ranking data to decide 'how dangerous' a certain location is, as many factors, including episodic events, or disparities in crime reporting and methodology can skew rankings. Click on the individual table bars to see crime rates in these locations.

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Crime Data Information

Lafayette, Colorado 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.

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