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Brighton, Colorado Crime Statistics

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

Total Crime

Between 2005 and 2008 there were 5,275 total crimes reported in Brighton, Colorado (348 of them violent). Of the 1,319 crimes that take place per year in Brighton, close to 50% transpire less than one mile from home. On average, someone is a victim of a crime in Brighton, Colorado every 6 hours. This includes 1 murder, 55 rapes, and at least four thousand thefts (including 502 car thefts).

Total Crime in Brighton, Colorado (2005-2008)

Please note that these figures do not include crime statistics for 1999, 2000, 2001, 2002, 2003 or 2004, as there were no data available for those years.

Crime Trends

In the course of the most recent 10 years, crime data were available in Brighton, Colorado for 4 years. Throughout that period, reported crime in Brighton has been reduced by 19%. Throughout that same period of time, violent crime climbed by 37%. By and large, the crime data indicate a significant improvement in crime over the last 4 years in Brighton. If the current trend continues, predicted crime numbers could fall to one thousand for Brighton, Colorado in 2009.

Crime Trends in Brighton, Colorado (2005-2008)

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 cities like Brighton, Colorado (2005-2008)

You are discouraged against over-analyzing ranking data to decide 'how dangerous' a certain location is, as many factors, including episodic events, or disparities in crime reporting and methodology can skew rankings. Click on the individual table bars to see crime rates in these locations.

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Crime Data Information

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