The city of Lafayette, with a total population of 26,492, experienced 951 arrests over the past three years. During 2017, the arrest rate totaled 2.64 per 10,000 residents. This represents a 99.17% difference making Lafayette lower than the national average of 316.54 per 10,000 residents. Of those, 7 were for violent crimes such as murder, rape, and robbery. The city of Lafayette also handled 0 arrests for property crimes during 2017. Compared to Antioch and Brentwood, Lafayette is a safer place to live.
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The city of Lafayette experienced a higher rate of violent crime. During 2017, Lafayette totaled 7 violent crimes and 0 non-violent crimes.
During 2007-2017, Lafayette experienced 195 violent crimes. Of those, 2 were for revised rape, another 26 were for legacy rape, 71 were for robbery, and 96 were for aggravated assault.