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Arapahoe County, Colorado Crime Statistics

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

Total Crime

Between 1999 and 2008 there were 206,935 total crimes reported in Arapahoe County, Colorado (19,567 of them violent). Of the 20,694 crimes that take place per year in Arapahoe County, close to 50% transpire less than one mile from home. On average, someone is a victim of a crime in Arapahoe County, Colorado every 25 minutes. This includes 197 murders, 2,408 rapes, and at least one hundred and fifty-five thousand thefts (including 28,766 car thefts).

Crime Trends

In the course of the most recent 10 years, crime data were available in Arapahoe County, Colorado for all 10 years. Throughout that period, reported crime in Arapahoe County has risen by 12%. Throughout that same period of time, violent crime climbed by 21%. By and large, the crime data indicate a general rise in crime over the last 10 years in Arapahoe County. If the current trend continues, predicted crime numbers could hit just about twenty-four thousand for Arapahoe County, Colorado in 2009.

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

Please take note that these graphs show reported crime rates and some sudden changes in crime data are the result of changes in reporting, not actual changes in crime rates.

Crime Comparisons

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

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Crime Data Information

Arapahoe County, Colorado law enforcement agencies report their statistics to the FBI UCR program. The data reported for Arapahoe 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.