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Bent County, Colorado Crime Statistics

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

Total Crime

Between 2003 and 2008 there were 618 total crimes reported in Bent County, Colorado (81 of them violent). Of the 103 crimes that occur a year in Bent County, almost half happen less than a mile from home. On average, someone is a victim of a crime in Bent County, Colorado 103 times a year. This includes 1 murder, 6 rapes, and nearly four hundred thefts (including 27 motor vehicle thefts).

Total Crime in Bent County, Colorado (2003-2008)

Please note that these figures do not include crime statistics for 1999, 2000, 2001 or 2002, as there were no data available for those years.

Crime Trends

During the previous 10 years, crime data were available in Bent County, Colorado for 6 years. Over that interval, reported crime in Bent County decreased by 31 percent. Over the same time frame, violent crime fell by 150 percent. Overall, the crime numbers reveal a gradual decrease in crime over the last 6 years in Bent County. If the current trend continues, predicted crime numbers could fall to one hundred for Bent County, Colorado in 2009.

Crime Trends in Bent County, Colorado (2003-2008)

Remember that these graphs show reported crime figures and some step offs in crime numbers may be the result of changes in reporting, not actual changes in crime rates.

Crime Comparisons

Crime rates per 1,000 population in counties like Bent County, Colorado (2003-2008)

Visitors are cautioned against interpreting ranking data to determine 'how dangerous' a certain location is, as many factors, including episodic events, or differences in crime reporting and methodology can skew rankings. Click on the individual graph bars to see crime figures in these locations.

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Crime Data Information

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