West Lafayette, IN Crime Statistics For 2022

Demographics | Crime | Cost Of Living
Updated: 2022-04-07
389
Total Crimes
791.4
Total Crimes / 100k People
-66.27%
Below National Average
17 out of 102
In Indiana
2,556 out of 8,904
In America

What is the crime rate in West Lafayette, IN?

According to the most recent data from the FBI, the total crime rate in West Lafayette is 791.4 per 100,000 people. That's -66.27% lower than the national rate of 2,346.0 per 100,000 people and -63.03% lower than the Indiana total crime rate of 2,140.9 per 100,000 people.

Note: Because the rates of crime are so low in America, we use "per 100,000 people" to make the number a bit easier to compare across locations visually. It's mathematically the same as doing per capita comparisons and isn't conveying that there are 100,000+ people in a location.

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West Lafayette SnackAbility

7.5
/10
Overall SnackAbility
Jobs
6/10
Housing
8
Affordability
3
Diversity
8.5
Safety
N/A
Amenities
9.5
Education
10
Commute
9.5

How Does West Lafayette Crime Compare To The Rest Of The Country?

Statistic Count
Raw
West Lafayette
/ 100k People
Indiana
/ 100k People
National
/ 100k People
Total Crimes Per 100K 389 791.4 2,140.9 2,346.0
Murder 0 0.0 7.5 6.5
Robbery 3 6.1 62.4 73.9
Aggravated Assault 24 48.8 253.0 279.7
Violent Crime 32 65.1 357.7 387.8
Burglary 42 85.4 280.4 314.2
Larceny 304 618.5 1,274.3 1,398.0
Car Theft 11 22.4 228.5 246.0
Property Crime 357 726.3 1,783.2 1,958.2

Violent Crime Rates In West Lafayette

32.0
Violent Crimes
65.1
Violent Crimes / 100k People
-83.21%
Below National Average
  • You have a 1 in 1,536.1 chance of being the victim of a violent crime in West Lafayette each year. That compares to a 1 in 279.6 chance statewide.
  • The violent crime rate in West Lafayette is 65.1 per 100,000 people.
  • That's -83.21% lower than the national rate of 387.8 per 100,000 people.
  • -81.80% lower than the Indiana violent crime rate of 357.7 per 100,000 people.

Property Crime Rates In West Lafayette

357.0
Property Crimes
726.3
Property Crimes / 100k People
-62.91%
Below National Average
  • You have a 1 in 137.7 chance of being the victim of a property crime in West Lafayette each year. That compares to a 1 in 51.1 chance nationally.
  • The property crime rate in West Lafayette is 726.3 per 100,000 people.
  • That's -62.91% lower than the national rate of 1,958.2 per 100,000 people.
  • And -59.27% lower than the Indiana property crime rate of 1,783.2 per 100,000 people.

West Lafayette Crime Compared To Indiana Average

Each category of crime indexed to the worst per capita in Indiana.
Data Source -- FBI UCR 2018.

Crime In Cities Around West Lafayette

City Population Count
Raw
Total Crime
/ 100k People
Property Crime
/ 100k People
Violent Crime
/ 100k People
Lafayette, IN 72,040 2,626 3,645.2 3,051.1 594.1
Kokomo, IN 58,001 1,589 2,739.6 1,986.2 753.4
Westfield, IN 45,469 363 798.3 747.8 50.6
Zionsville, IN 28,824 100 346.9 298.4 48.6
Crawfordsville, IN 16,136 410 2,540.9 2,138.1 402.8
Frankfort, IN 15,826 171 1,080.5 1,042.6 37.9
Tipton, IN 5,074 43 847.5 670.1 177.4
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