This webpage contains crime data for La Plata County, Colorado. You can look at the breakdown of crime by type, changes to crime rates over time, and see how La Plata County compares to similar locations. If you are interested in seeing public records links for La Plata County, Colorado, you can click the Public Records tab at the top.
Between 1999 and 2008 there were 12,497 total crimes reported in La Plata County, Colorado (883 of them violent). Of the 1,250 crimes that transpire each year in La Plata County, just about one half take place less than a mile from home. On average, someone is a victim of a crime in La Plata County, Colorado every 7 hours. This includes 6 murders, 208 rapes, and close to ten thousand thefts (including 580 automobile thefts).
Throughout the last 10 years, crime data were available in La Plata County, Colorado for all 10 years. Over that period of time, reported crime in La Plata County has climbed by 24 per-cent. In the course of that same period, violent crime rose by 65 per-cent. Taken as a whole, the crime rates are a sign of a slow worsening in crime over the last 10 years in La Plata County. If the current trend continues, predicted crime numbers could hit close to two thousand for La Plata County, Colorado in 2009.
Crime Data Information
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