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Mesa County, Colorado Crime Statistics

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

Total Crime

Between 1999 and 2008 there were 39,108 total crimes reported in Mesa County, Colorado (2,811 of them violent). Of the 3,911 crimes that transpire each year in Mesa County, just about one half take place less than a mile from home. On average, someone is a victim of a crime in Mesa County, Colorado every 2 hours. This includes 29 murders, 341 rapes, and close to thirty thousand thefts (including 2,310 automobile thefts).

Crime Trends

Throughout the last 10 years, crime data were available in Mesa County, Colorado for all 10 years. Over that period of time, reported crime in Mesa County has climbed by 43 per-cent. In the course of that same period, violent crime rose by 66 per-cent. Taken as a whole, the crime rates are a sign of a rapid worsening in crime over the last 10 years in Mesa County. If the current trend continues, predicted crime numbers could hit over five thousand for Mesa County, Colorado in 2009.

Crime Trends in Mesa 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 Mesa 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

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