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Weld County, Colorado Crime Statistics

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

Total Crime

Between 1999 and 2008 there were 68,407 total crimes reported in Weld County, Colorado (5,755 of them violent). Of the 6,841 crimes that happen every year in Weld County, nearly one-half occur less than one mile from home. On average, someone is a victim of a crime in Weld County, Colorado 19 times every day. This includes 46 murders, 669 rapes, and greater than fifty thousand thefts (including 4,995 auto thefts).

Crime Trends

Over the preceding 10 years, crime data were available in Weld County, Colorado for all 10 years. During that time frame, reported crime in Weld County has grown by 47%. During that same interval, violent crime grew by 65%. On the whole, the crime figures reflect a dramatic growth in crime over the last 10 years in Weld County. If the current trend continues, predicted crime numbers could hit greater than nine thousand for Weld County, Colorado in 2009.

Crime Trends in Weld County, 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 counties like Weld County, Colorado (1999-2008)

Users are warned against reading into ranking data to decide 'how dangerous' a given location is, as many factors, including episodic events, or variations in crime reporting and methodology can skew rankings. Click on the individual chart bars to see crime numbers in these locations.

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Crime Data Information

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

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