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Rio Grande County, Colorado Crime Statistics

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

Total Crime

Between 2001 and 2008 there were 1,599 total crimes reported in Rio Grande County, Colorado (167 of them violent). Of the 200 crimes that occur a year in Rio Grande County, almost half happen less than a mile from home. On average, someone is a victim of a crime in Rio Grande County, Colorado 200 times a year. This includes 1 murder, 18 rapes, and more than one thousand thefts (including 39 motor vehicle thefts).

Total Crime in Rio Grande County, Colorado (2001-2008)

Please note that these figures do not include crime statistics for 1999 or 2000, as there were no data available for those years.

Crime Trends

During the previous 10 years, crime data were available in Rio Grande County, Colorado for 8 years. Over that interval, reported crime in Rio Grande County decreased by 24 percent. Over the same time frame, violent crime fell by 4 percent. Overall, the crime numbers reveal a gradual decrease in crime over the last 8 years in Rio Grande County. If the current trend continues, predicted crime numbers could fall to two hundred for Rio Grande County, Colorado in 2009.

Crime Trends in Rio Grande County, Colorado (2001-2008)

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 Rio Grande County, Colorado (2001-2008)

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

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