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Colorado Crime Statistics

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

Total Crime

Between 1999 and 2008 there were 1,821,340 total crimes reported in Colorado (163,409 of them violent). Of the 182,134 crimes that occur a year in Colorado, almost half happen less than a mile from home. On average, someone is a victim of a crime in Colorado every 2 minutes. This includes 1,677 murders, 19,496 rapes, and more than one million thefts (including 199,902 motor vehicle thefts).

Crime Trends

During the previous 10 years, crime data were available in Colorado for all 10 years. Over that interval, reported crime in Colorado decreased by 5 percent. Over that same time frame, violent crime increased by 18 percent. Overall, the crime numbers reveal a gradual decrease in crime over the last 10 years in Colorado. If the current trend continues, predicted crime numbers could fall to one hundred and seventy-nine thousand for Colorado in 2009.

Crime Trends in Colorado (1999-2008)

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 states like Colorado (1999-2008)

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

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