Reported Annual Crime In Boulder

StatisticReportedincidents/100k peopleBoulder/100k peopleColorado/100k peopleNational/100k people
Total crime3,047n/a (estimate)2,8522,9632,860
StatisticReportedincidents/100k peopleBoulder/100k peopleColorado/100k peopleNational/100k people
Murder2n/a1.93.24.9
Rape47n/a44.059.738.6
Robbery25n/a23.460.9101.9
Assault148n/a138.5197.2237.8
Violent crime222n/a (estimate)208321373
Burglary474n/a443.7429.8491.4
Theft2,214n/a2,072.61,918.51,775.4
Vehicle theft137n/a128.3293.2220.2
Property crime2,825n/a (estimate)2,6452,6422,487
The table above provides a full overview of all reported crimes in Boulder, CO for the year. The sum of recorded criminal acts in Boulder, CO is displayed; for comparisons, each offense is also shown in regards to the amount of offenses per 100,000 people. Along with this, they are separated into multiple categories: violent crimes and property crimes. The crime data reveals that the overall Boulder, CO crime rates are 4% lower than in comparison to the Colorado mean and are equal to the nation's mean. In regards to violent offenses, Boulder, CO has a rate that is 35% lower than the Colorado average; compared to the United States, it is 44% lower than. Looking at crimes involving property, Boulder, CO is equal to its state's mean, and 6% higher than the country's average.

Did you know?

  • The overall crime rate in Boulder is equal to the national average.
  • For every 100,000 people, there are 7.81 daily crimes that occur in Boulder.
  • Boulder is safer than 44% of the cities in the United States.
  • In Boulder you have a 1 in 36 chance of becoming a victim of any crime.
  • The number of total year over year crimes in Boulder has decreased by 1%.

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Daily Crime In Boulder (per 100,000 people)

The number of daily crimes per 100,000 residents in Boulder, CO is demonstrated in the illustration above. So that direct comparisons can be made, the number of daily crimes for Colorado and on a national level are also posted. As you can see, the daily crimes for Boulder, CO are 1.04 times less than the Colorado average and 1.00 times less than the national level. Daily violent Crimes in Boulder, CO are 1.54 times less than than Colorado and 1.79 times less than the national mean. While daily property crimes in Boulder, CO are 1.00 times more than than Colorado and 1.06 times more than the national average.

How Safe is Boulder (higher is better)

Many people wonder how safe they are in Boulder, CO in comparison to other notable cities in the state of Colorado as well as in comparison to the rest of the nation. Using the gauges above, which document and compare safety in Boulder, CO to other cities in the state and across the country, Boulder, CO is 41% safer than other cities of Colorado and 44% safer than other cities in the nation. When referring to the results, which show crime scores in Colorado cities and all around the United States, Boulder, CO has a ranking of below average in comparison to other cities in the country, which is determined my comparing Boulder, CO crime rate to all the other cities investigated.

Chance of Being A Victim of Crime in Boulder

The chance of being a victim of violent crime in Boulder is 1 in 482
The chance of being a victim of property crime in Boulder is 1 in 38
The chance of being a victim of crime in Boulder is 1 in 36
Are you interested in knowing the odds that you will be a crime victim in Boulder, CO? Just look at the above illustrations to see what your chances are of becoming a victim of any crime, such as property crime or violent crime, in this city. In Boulder, CO, you have a 1 in 482 chance of falling victim to a violent crime, such as rape, robbery, assault, or even murder. In terms of property crime, your chances of being a victim are 1 in 38. These crimes include theft, vehicle theft, and burglary. Your overall chance of being a victim of crime in Boulder, CO is 1 in 36.

Year Over Year Crime In Boulder (per 100,000 people)

An analysis of year to year crime rates in Boulder, CO is a useful indicator of whether the area is becoming a safer area to live or a more dangerous area. In the above graph, you can see that the year to year crime rates are shown for the total crime, property crime, and violent crime per 100,000 people. The amount of violent crime in Boulder, CO has decreased by 10%, the amount of property crime in Boulder, CO has decreased by 1%, and the total amount of crime in Boulder, CO has decreased by 1% year to year.

Boulder police department

ItemBoulderColoradoNational
Law enforcement employees (officers & civilians)2769,049556,527
Police officers & civilians /1000 residents2.89.63.3
There are a total of 276 Boulder police officers. This results in 2.8 police officers per 1,000 residents which is 71.2% less than the Colorado average and 15.7% less than the National average.

Sex offenders in Colorado

StateTotal offendersColorado /100KNational /100K
Colorado11,041247222
There are a total of 11,041 sex offenders in Colorado. This yields a total of 247 sex offenders in Colorado per 100,000 residents which is 11% greater than the national average.

Nearby Cities With Low Crime Rates

City, StatePopulationViolent crime/100k peopleProperty crime/100k peopleTotal crime/100k people
Coal Creek, CO1,93945371416
Pine Brook Hill, CO1,21445371416
Louisville, CO19,17178559637
Lyons, CO2,22581664745
Erie, CO19,30590678768
Boulder, CO102,0022082,6452,852

Cities with similar population

City, StatePopulationViolent crime/100k peopleProperty crime/100k peopleTotal crime/100k people
Broken Arrow, OK101,9171421,8171,960
Columbia, MD102,1163801,9272,308
North Charleston, SC102,1437355,2996,035
West Palm Beach, FL102,2838814,8545,735
El Cajon, CA101,5823462,1812,527
Boulder, CO102,0022082,6452,852
Source: The Boulder, CO crime data displayed above is derived from the FBI's uniform crime reports for the year of 2015. The crime report encompasses more than 18,000 city and state law enforcement agencies reporting data on property and violent crimes. The uniform crime reports program represents approximately 309 million American residents, which results in 98% coverage of metropolitan statistical areas.