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Boulder County, Colorado Crime Statistics

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

Total Crime

Between 1999 and 2008 there were 51,714 total crimes reported in Boulder County, Colorado (3,682 of them violent). Of the 5,171 crimes that transpire each year in Boulder County, just about one half take place less than a mile from home. On average, someone is a victim of a crime in Boulder County, Colorado 15 times each day. This includes 17 murders, 518 rapes, and over thirty-nine thousand thefts (including 2,605 automobile thefts).

Crime Trends

Throughout the last 10 years, crime data were available in Boulder County, Colorado for all 10 years. Over that period of time, reported crime in Boulder County has diminished by 7 per-cent. In the course of that same period, violent crime rose by 11 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 Boulder County. If the current trend continues, predicted crime numbers could fall to five thousand for Boulder County, Colorado in 2009.

Crime Trends in Boulder County, 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 counties like Boulder County, 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

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