The county of Lafayette had 5,745 arrests during the past three years. For 2017, the arrest rate was 722.87 per 100,000 residents. This is 2.18% lower than the national average of 739.02 per 100,000 people. Of the total arrests, 304 were for violent crimes such as murder, rape, and robbery. Lafayette also processed 1,441 arrests for property crimes during the same year. Compared to Bossier and Caddo, Lafayette is a more dangerous place to live.
The most popular crime committed in Lafayette is larceny/theft totaling 967, 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 2017, Lafayette tallied 304 violent crimes and 1,441 non-violent crimes. When compared to the national average of 739.02, Lafayette is lower by 2.18% than the national average.
Most of the felonies committed in Lafayette, 77.5%, are perpetrated by males. The remainder of 22.5% is committed by females.
Misdemeanors crime rates by race for Lafayette are as follows: 50% of the crimes were committed by African Americans, and the remaining crimes 50% were committed by White.