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Lafayette County, Florida Crime Statistics

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

Total Crime

Between 2003 and 2008 there were 355 total crimes reported in Lafayette County, Florida (83 of them violent). Of the 71 crimes that take place per year in Lafayette County, close to 50% transpire less than one mile from home. On average, someone is a victim of a crime in Lafayette County, Florida 71 times a year.

Total Crime in Lafayette County, Florida (2003, 2005-2008)

Please note that these figures do not include crime statistics for 1999, 2000, 2001, 2002 or 2004, as there were no data available for those years.

Crime Trends

In the course of the most recent 10 years, crime data were available in Lafayette County, Florida for 5 years. Throughout that period, reported crime in Lafayette County has been reduced by 108%. Throughout that same period of time, violent crime climbed by 5%. By and large, the crime data indicate a significant improvement in crime over the last 5 years in Lafayette County. If the current trend continues, predicted crime numbers could fall to fifty for Lafayette County, Florida in 2009.

Crime Trends in Lafayette County, Florida (2003, 2005-2008)

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 counties like Lafayette County, Florida (2003, 2005-2008)

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 County, Florida law enforcement agencies report their statistics to the FBI UCR program. The data reported for Lafayette County 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.