The city of Lafayette, with a total population of 128,691, experienced 21,106 arrests over the past three years. During 2017, the arrest rate totaled 511.61 per 10,000 residents. This represents a 61.62% difference making Lafayette higher than the national average of 316.54 per 10,000 residents. Of those, 721 were for violent crimes such as murder, rape, and robbery. The city of Lafayette also handled 5,863 arrests for property crimes during 2017. Compared to Broussard and Carencro, 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 721 violent crimes and 5,863 non-violent crimes.
During 2007-2017, Lafayette experienced 10,002 violent crimes. Of those, 128 were for murder/non-negligent manslaughter, 17 were for revised rape, another 302 were for legacy rape, 2,596 were for robbery, and 6,959 were for aggravated assault.