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Thornton, Colorado Crime Statistics

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

Total Crime

Between 1999 and 2008 there were 47,642 total crimes reported in Thornton, Colorado (3,830 of them violent). Of the 4,764 crimes that happen every year in Thornton, nearly one-half occur less than one mile from home. On average, someone is a victim of a crime in Thornton, Colorado 14 times every day. This includes 26 murders, 516 rapes, and greater than thirty-seven thousand thefts (including 5,563 auto thefts).

Crime Trends

Over the preceding 10 years, crime data were available in Thornton, Colorado for all 10 years. During that time frame, reported crime in Thornton has grown by 6%. During that same interval, violent crime grew by 10%. On the whole, the crime figures reflect a slight growth in crime over the last 10 years in Thornton. If the current trend continues, predicted crime numbers could hit almost five thousand for Thornton, Colorado in 2009.

Crime Trends in Thornton, Colorado (1999-2008)

Keep in mind that these graphs show reported crime numbers and certain sharp changes in crime figures might be the result of changes in reporting, not actual changes in crime rates.

Crime Comparisons

Crime rates per 1,000 population in cities like Thornton, Colorado (1999-2008)

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Crime Data Information

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