The county of Lafayette had 203 arrests during the past three years. For 2014, the arrest rate was 884.96 per 100,000 residents. This is 14.31% higher than the national average of 774.16 per 100,000 people. Of the total arrests, 7 were for violent crimes such as murder, rape, and robbery. Lafayette also processed 56 arrests for property crimes during the same year. Compared to Benton and Craighead, Lafayette is a more dangerous place to live.
The most popular crime committed in Lafayette is larceny/theft totaling 40, followed by burglary, and then aggravated assault.
Violent crimes include murder, manslaughter, rape, robbery and aggravated assault. Lafayette County has a higher rate of non-violent crime. For 2014, Lafayette tallied 7 violent crimes and 56 non-violent crimes. When compared to the national average of 774.16, Lafayette is higher by 14.31% than the national average.
The majority of arrests made in Lafayette are between the ages of 21-30. The age group committing the fewest number of crimes is between the ages of 31-40.