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Douglas County, Colorado Crime Statistics

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

Total Crime

Between 1999 and 2008 there were 29,297 total crimes reported in Douglas County, Colorado (1,599 of them violent). Of the 2,930 crimes that take place per year in Douglas County, close to 50% transpire less than one mile from home. On average, someone is a victim of a crime in Douglas County, Colorado every 2 hours. This includes 20 murders, 361 rapes, and at least twenty-two thousand thefts (including 1,580 car thefts).

Crime Trends

In the course of the most recent 10 years, crime data were available in Douglas County, Colorado for all 10 years. Throughout that period, reported crime in Douglas County has risen by 86%. Throughout that same period of time, violent crime climbed by 91%. By and large, the crime data indicate a significant rise in crime over the last 10 years in Douglas County. If the current trend continues, predicted crime numbers could hit just about six thousand for Douglas County, Colorado in 2009.

Crime Trends in Douglas County, 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 counties like Douglas County, Colorado (1999-2008)

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Crime Data Information

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