Reported crime has dropped in Lafayette for the second year in a row. Police Chief Jim Craft says it fell six percent last year. Craft partially credits the decrease to an increased emphasis on traffic law enforcement that has actually led to more arrests for people with outstanding warrants.

UCR Crime 2010 2011 %
Homicide 12 6 -50%
Rape 35 15 -57%
Robbery 240 232 -3%
Assault 2410 2365 -2%
Burglary 1432 1194 -17%
Theft 5267 5040 -4%
Auto Theft 290 277 -4%
Totals 9686 9129 -6%
Arrest under 18 927 1,144 23%
Adult Arrest 12,328 12,804 4%
Totals 13255 13948 5%
Calls for Service 212583 233835 10%