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El Paso County, Colorado Crime Statistics

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

Total Crime

Between 1999 and 2008 there were 223,076 total crimes reported in El Paso County, Colorado (23,663 of them violent). Of the 22,308 crimes that transpire each year in El Paso County, just about one half take place less than a mile from home. On average, someone is a victim of a crime in El Paso County, Colorado every 23 minutes. This includes 204 murders, 3,031 rapes, and close to one hundred and sixty thousand thefts (including 17,092 automobile thefts).

Crime Trends

Throughout the last 10 years, crime data were available in El Paso County, Colorado for all 10 years. Over that period of time, reported crime in El Paso County has climbed by 12 per-cent. In the course of that same period, violent crime rose by 33 per-cent. Taken as a whole, the crime rates are a sign of a slow worsening in crime over the last 10 years in El Paso County. If the current trend continues, predicted crime numbers could hit over twenty-five thousand for El Paso County, Colorado in 2009.

Crime Trends in El Paso County, Colorado (1999-2008)

Bear in mind that these graphs show reported crime data and large changes in crime rates can be the result of changes in reporting, not actual changes in crime rates.

Crime Comparisons

Crime rates per 1,000 population in counties like El Paso County, Colorado (1999-2008)

Individuals are dissuaded against drawing conclusions from ranking data to determine 'how dangerous' a particular location is, as many factors, including episodic events, or discrepencies in crime reporting and methodology can skew rankings. Click on the individual figure bars to see crime data in these locations.

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Crime Data Information

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