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Colorado Springs, Colorado Crime Statistics

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

Total Crime

Between 1999 and 2008 there were 200,682 total crimes reported in Colorado Springs, Colorado (18,862 of them violent). Of the 20,068 crimes that take place per year in Colorado Springs, close to 50% transpire less than one mile from home. On average, someone is a victim of a crime in Colorado Springs, Colorado every 26 minutes. This includes 187 murders, 2,675 rapes, and just about one hundred and forty-seven thousand thefts (including 15,350 car thefts).

Crime Trends

In the course of the most recent 10 years, crime data were available in Colorado Springs, Colorado for all 10 years. Throughout that period, reported crime in Colorado Springs has been reduced by 5%. Throughout that same period of time, violent crime climbed by 3%. By and large, the crime data indicate a general improvement in crime over the last 10 years in Colorado Springs. If the current trend continues, predicted crime numbers could fall to twenty thousand for Colorado Springs, Colorado in 2009.

Crime Trends in Colorado Springs, Colorado (1999-2008)

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 Colorado Springs, Colorado (1999-2008)

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

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

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