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Golden, Colorado Crime Statistics

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

Total Crime

Between 1999 and 2008 there were 5,904 total crimes reported in Golden, Colorado (361 of them violent). Of the 656 crimes that transpire each year in Golden, just about one half take place less than a mile from home. On average, someone is a victim of a crime in Golden, Colorado every 13 hours.

Total Crime in Golden, Colorado (1999-2005, 2007-2008)

Please note that these figures do not include crime statistics for 2006, as there were no data available for that year.

Crime Trends

Throughout the last 10 years, crime data were available in Golden, Colorado for 9 years. Over that period of time, reported crime in Golden has diminished by 13 per-cent. In the course of the same period, violent crime dropped by 12 per-cent. Taken as a whole, the crime rates are a sign of a slow drop off in crime over the last 9 years in Golden. If the current trend continues, predicted crime numbers could fall to five hundred for Golden, Colorado in 2009.

Crime Trends in Golden, Colorado (1999-2005, 2007-2008)

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 cities like Golden, Colorado (1999-2005, 2007-2008)

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

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