Lafayette has been ranked as the 7th safest city in Colorado based on FBI crime data statistics for populations over 10,000 by real estate company Movoto. In 2012, Lafayette saw just 1,598 property crimes, while most places on the list had at least 2,000 property crimes per 100,000 residents.
To add to this point, in the 2012 Citizen Survey (www.cityoflafayette.com/CitizenSurvey), Lafayette was ranked “Much Above” the national benchmarks in the following categories by residents;
• Feel safe in your neighborhood during the day (98% of residents feel very or somewhat safe!)
• Feel safe in your neighborhood after dark
• Feel safe in Lafayette's downtown area during the day
• Feel safe in Lafayette's downtown area after dark
• Feel safe from violent crime
• Feel safe from property crimes