The city of Lafayette, with a total population of 28,939, experienced 2,067 arrests over the past three years. During 2017, the arrest rate totaled 268.50 per 10,000 residents. This represents a 15.18% difference making Lafayette lower than the national average of 316.54 per 10,000 residents. Of those, 66 were for violent crimes such as murder, rape, and robbery. The city of Lafayette also handled 711 arrests for property crimes during 2017. Compared to Erie and Louisville, Lafayette is a more dangerous place to live.
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The city of Lafayette experienced a higher rate of non-violent crime. During 2017, Lafayette totaled 66 violent crimes and 711 non-violent crimes.
During 2007-2017, Lafayette experienced 489 violent crimes. Of those, 4 were for murder/non-negligent manslaughter, another 127 were for legacy rape, 74 were for robbery, and 307 were for aggravated assault.