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Arvada, Colorado Crime Statistics

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

Total Crime

Between 1999 and 2008 there were 36,076 total crimes reported in Arvada, Colorado (1,723 of them violent). Of the 3,608 crimes that transpire each year in Arvada, just about one half take place less than a mile from home. On average, someone is a victim of a crime in Arvada, Colorado every 2 hours. This includes 14 murders, 228 rapes, and over twenty-nine thousand thefts (including 3,547 automobile thefts).

Crime Trends

Throughout the last 10 years, crime data were available in Arvada, Colorado for all 10 years. Over that period of time, reported crime in Arvada has diminished by 19 per-cent. In the course of that same period, violent crime rose by 70 per-cent. Taken as a whole, the crime rates are a sign of a slow drop off in crime over the last 10 years in Arvada. If the current trend continues, predicted crime numbers could fall to three thousand for Arvada, Colorado in 2009.

Crime Trends in Arvada, Colorado (1999-2008)

Bear in mind that these graphs show reported crime data and large changes in crime rates can be the result of changes in reporting, not actual changes in crime rates.

Crime Comparisons

Crime rates per 1,000 population in cities like Arvada, Colorado (1999-2008)

Individuals are dissuaded against drawing conclusions from ranking data to determine 'how dangerous' a particular location is, as many factors, including episodic events, or discrepencies in crime reporting and methodology can skew rankings. Click on the individual figure bars to see crime data in these locations.

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Crime Data Information

Arvada, Colorado law enforcement agencies report their statistics to the FBI UCR program. The FBI has noted the following deviations from their data quality guidelines:

  • In 1999-2001, due to changes in reporting practices, annexations, and/or incomplete data, figures are not comparable to previous years' data.
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