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Washington County, Colorado Crime Statistics

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

Total Crime

Between 2003 and 2008 there were 270 total crimes reported in Washington County, Colorado (39 of them violent). Of the 54 crimes that occur a year in Washington County, almost half happen less than a mile from home. On average, someone is a victim of a crime in Washington County, Colorado 54 times a year.

Total Crime in Washington County, Colorado (2003, 2005-2008)

Please note that these figures do not include crime statistics for 1999, 2000, 2001, 2002 or 2004, as there were no data available for those years.

Crime Trends

During the previous 10 years, crime data were available in Washington County, Colorado for 5 years. Over that interval, reported crime in Washington County increased by 25 percent. Over that same time frame, violent crime increased by 13 percent. Overall, the crime numbers reveal a gradual increase in crime over the last 5 years in Washington County. If the current trend continues, predicted crime numbers could hit nearly sixty for Washington County, Colorado in 2009.

Crime Trends in Washington County, Colorado (2003, 2005-2008)

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 Washington County, Colorado (2003, 2005-2008)

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

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