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Lafayette Parish, Louisiana Crime Statistics

This webpage contains crime figures for Lafayette Parish, Louisiana. You can examine the breakdown of crime by type, changes to crime numbers over time, and see how Lafayette Parish compares to similar locations. If you are interested in seeing public records resources for Lafayette Parish, Louisiana, you can click the Public Records tab at the top.

Total Crime

Between 1999 and 2008 there were 92,205 total crimes reported in Lafayette Parish, Louisiana (12,448 of them violent). Of the 9,221 crimes that occur a year in Lafayette Parish, almost half happen less than a mile from home. On average, someone is a victim of a crime in Lafayette Parish, Louisiana every 57 minutes. This includes 86 murders, 1,125 rapes, and more than sixty-three thousand thefts (including 5,968 motor vehicle thefts).

Crime Trends

During the previous 10 years, crime data were available in Lafayette Parish, Louisiana for all 10 years. Over that interval, reported crime in Lafayette Parish increased by 13 percent. Over that same time frame, violent crime increased by 50 percent. Overall, the crime numbers reveal a gradual increase in crime over the last 10 years in Lafayette Parish. If the current trend continues, predicted crime numbers could hit nearly eleven thousand for Lafayette Parish, Louisiana in 2009.

Crime Trends in Lafayette Parish, Louisiana (1999-2008)

Remember that these graphs show reported crime figures and some step offs in crime numbers may be the result of changes in reporting, not actual changes in crime rates.

Crime Comparisons

Crime rates per 1,000 population in parishes like Lafayette Parish, Louisiana (1999-2008)

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Crime Data Information

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