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Adams County, Colorado Crime Statistics

This page contains crime numbers for Adams County, Colorado. You can take a look at the breakdown of crime by type, changes to crime figures over time, and see how Adams County compares to similar locations. If you are interested in seeing public records information for Adams County, Colorado, you can click the Public Records tab at the top.

Total Crime

Between 1999 and 2008 there were 151,513 total crimes reported in Adams County, Colorado (12,548 of them violent). Of the 15,151 crimes that happen every year in Adams County, nearly one-half occur less than one mile from home. On average, someone is a victim of a crime in Adams County, Colorado every 34 minutes. This includes 121 murders, 1,493 rapes, and almost one hundred and sixteen thousand thefts (including 21,131 auto thefts).

Crime Trends

Over the preceding 10 years, crime data were available in Adams County, Colorado for all 10 years. During that time frame, reported crime in Adams County has grown by 26%. During that same interval, violent crime grew by 44%. On the whole, the crime figures reflect a dramatic growth in crime over the last 10 years in Adams County. If the current trend continues, predicted crime numbers could hit almost twenty thousand for Adams County, Colorado in 2009.

Crime Trends in Adams County, Colorado (1999-2008)

Keep in mind that these graphs show reported crime numbers and certain sharp changes in crime figures might be the result of changes in reporting, not actual changes in crime rates.

Crime Comparisons

Crime rates per 1,000 population in counties like Adams County, Colorado (1999-2008)

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Crime Data Information

Adams County, Colorado law enforcement agencies report their statistics to the FBI UCR program. The data reported for Adams County conform to the FBI data quality guidelines. For more information, and a description of the statistical methods and data algorithms used by RecordsPedia, please visit our methodology section.