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Cañon City, Colorado Crime Statistics

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

Total Crime

Between 1999 and 2008 there were 6,523 total crimes reported in Cañon City, Colorado (670 of them violent). Of the 725 crimes that take place per year in Cañon City, close to 50% transpire less than one mile from home. On average, someone is a victim of a crime in Cañon City, Colorado every 12 hours. This includes 4 murders, 145 rapes, and at least five thousand thefts (including 241 car thefts).

Total Crime in Cañon City, Colorado (1999-2000, 2002-2008)

Please note that these figures do not include crime statistics for 2001, as there were no data available for that year.

Crime Trends

In the course of the most recent 10 years, crime data were available in Cañon City, Colorado for 9 years. Throughout that period, reported crime in Cañon City has been reduced by 14%. Throughout that same period of time, violent crime climbed by 60%. By and large, the crime data indicate a general rise in crime over the last 9 years in Cañon City. If the current trend continues, predicted crime numbers could hit just about eight hundred for Cañon City, Colorado in 2009.

Crime Trends in Cañon City, Colorado (1999-2000, 2002-2008)

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 Cañon City, Colorado (1999-2000, 2002-2008)

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

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