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Elbert County, Colorado Crime Statistics

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

Total Crime

Between 2001 and 2008 there were 812 total crimes reported in Elbert County, Colorado (84 of them violent). Of the 102 crimes that occur a year in Elbert County, almost half happen less than a mile from home. On average, someone is a victim of a crime in Elbert County, Colorado 102 times a year. This includes 1 murder, 6 rapes, and more than five hundred thefts (including 58 motor vehicle thefts).

Total Crime in Elbert County, Colorado (2001-2008)

Please note that these figures do not include crime statistics for 1999 or 2000, as there were no data available for those years.

Crime Trends

During the previous 10 years, crime data were available in Elbert County, Colorado for 8 years. Over that interval, reported crime in Elbert County increased by 53 percent. Over that same time frame, violent crime increased by 80 percent. Overall, the crime numbers reveal a sudden increase in crime over the last 8 years in Elbert County. If the current trend continues, predicted crime numbers could hit more than one hundred for Elbert County, Colorado in 2009.

Crime Trends in Elbert County, Colorado (2001-2008)

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

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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

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