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Jefferson County, Colorado Crime Statistics

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

Total Crime

Between 1999 and 2008 there were 161,464 total crimes reported in Jefferson County, Colorado (10,485 of them violent). Of the 16,146 crimes that occur a year in Jefferson County, almost half happen less than a mile from home. On average, someone is a victim of a crime in Jefferson County, Colorado every 32 minutes. This includes 74 murders, 1,454 rapes, and nearly one hundred and twenty-seven thousand thefts (including 18,581 motor vehicle thefts).

Crime Trends

During the previous 10 years, crime data were available in Jefferson County, Colorado for all 10 years. Over that interval, reported crime in Jefferson County increased by 25 percent. Over that same time frame, violent crime increased by 65 percent. Overall, the crime numbers reveal a gradual increase in crime over the last 10 years in Jefferson County. If the current trend continues, predicted crime numbers could hit nearly twenty thousand for Jefferson County, Colorado in 2009.

Crime Trends in Jefferson County, 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 counties like Jefferson County, 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

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