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Montrose County, Colorado Crime Statistics

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

Total Crime

Between 1999 and 2008 there were 8,386 total crimes reported in Montrose County, Colorado (490 of them violent). Of the 839 crimes that take place per year in Montrose County, close to 50% transpire less than one mile from home. On average, someone is a victim of a crime in Montrose County, Colorado every 10 hours. This includes 7 murders, 95 rapes, and just about seven thousand thefts (including 368 car thefts).

Crime Trends

In the course of the most recent 10 years, crime data were available in Montrose County, Colorado for all 10 years. Throughout that period, reported crime in Montrose County has risen by 26%. Throughout that same period of time, violent crime climbed by 51%. By and large, the crime data indicate a general rise in crime over the last 10 years in Montrose County. If the current trend continues, predicted crime numbers could hit at least one thousand for Montrose County, Colorado in 2009.

Crime Trends in Montrose County, Colorado (1999-2008)

Please take note that these graphs show reported crime rates and some sudden changes in crime data are the result of changes in reporting, not actual changes in crime rates.

Crime Comparisons

Crime rates per 1,000 population in counties like Montrose County, Colorado (1999-2008)

You are discouraged against over-analyzing ranking data to decide 'how dangerous' a certain location is, as many factors, including episodic events, or disparities in crime reporting and methodology can skew rankings. Click on the individual table bars to see crime rates in these locations.

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Crime Data Information

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