The city of Lafayette, with a total population of 2,999, experienced 317 arrests over the past three years. During 2014, the arrest rate totaled 346.78 per 10,000 residents. This represents a 2.87% difference making Lafayette higher than the national average of 337.10 per 10,000 residents. Of those, 22 were for violent crimes such as murder, rape, and robbery. The city of Lafayette also handled 82 arrests for property crimes during 2014. Compared to Lanett and Valley, Lafayette is a safer place to live.
The city of Lafayette experienced a higher rate of non-violent crime. During 2014, Lafayette totaled 22 violent crimes and 82 non-violent crimes.
During 2007-2014, Lafayette experienced 232 violent crimes. Of those, another 11 were for legacy rape, 14 were for robbery, and 207 were for aggravated assault.