Reported Annual Crime In Brighton

StatisticReportedincidents/100k peopleBrighton/100k peopleColorado/100k peopleNational/100k people
Total crime1,471n/a (estimate)3,8343,0832,837
StatisticReportedincidents/100k peopleBrighton/100k peopleColorado/100k peopleNational/100k people
Murder1n/a2.63.75.3
Rape45n/a117.364.240.4
Robbery15n/a39.163.7102.8
Assault82n/a213.7211.1248.5
Violent crime143n/a (estimate)373343386
Burglary159n/a414.5431.4468.9
Theft994n/a2,591.01,955.31,745.0
Vehicle theft175n/a456.2354.0236.9
Property crime1,328n/a (estimate)3,4622,7412,451
The table above illustrates an overview of the annual crime reported in Brighton, CO. These figures on reported criminal activity in Brighton, CO, based on a reported crime per 100,000 citizens, is shown in order to compare these rates across disparate categories. You will notice that the crimes collected here, for comparison purposes, have been separated between violent crimes and those involving or threatening property. According to the annual crime data, the crime rate in Brighton, CO is 24% higher than the average of the whole of the state of Colorado, and when compared with the national average, is 35% higher than. When looking at violent crimes, Brighton, CO has 9% higher than violent crime rate than Colorado average, while remaining 4% lower than the national average. In property crime, Brighton, CO is 26% higher than the average of Colorado and is 41% higher than the national average.

Nearby Cities With Low Crime Rates

City, StatePopulationViolent crime/100k peopleProperty crime/100k peopleTotal crime/100k people
Dacono, CO4,35541162203
Todd Creek, CO3,67365522587
Erie, CO19,30554610665
Firestone, CO10,908481,0181,067
Aristocrat Ranchettes, CO1,4921541,2321,386
Fort Lupton, CO7,5951901,2781,468
Hudson, CO2,4751771,4111,588
Brighton, CO35,0043733,4623,834

Did you know?

  • The overall crime rate in Brighton is 35% higher than the national average.
  • For every 100,000 people, there are 10.51 daily crimes that occur in Brighton.
  • Brighton is safer than 25% of the cities in the United States.
  • In Brighton you have a 1 in 27 chance of becoming a victim of any crime.
  • The number of total year over year crimes in Brighton has increased by 4%.

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Daily Crime In Brighton (per 100,000 people)

The chart above shows the number of daily crimes in Brighton, CO per 100,000 individuals. The total number of daily crimes is also reported for Colorado and on a national scale. In Brighton, CO the entire number of daily crimes is accurately recorded at 1.24 times more than the Colorado average and 1.35 times more than the national average. The typical number of daily violent crimes in Brighton, CO is 1.09 times more than the Colorado average and 1.04 times less than the calculated daily national average. With regards to recent property crimes, Brighton, CO has a constant daily crime rate that is 1.26 times more than the Colorado average and 1.41 times more than the overall daily national average.

How Safe is Brighton (higher is better)

Are people any safer living in the Brighton, CO area in comparison to other Colorado communities and all other cities throughout the United States? The evidence provided by these graphs show Brighton, CO being safer than 22% of cities in Colorado and 25% of cities across the United States as a whole. This is evident by tracking Colorado cities as well as all US cities over a one year period to contrast crime statistics as they relate to Brighton, CO. In conclusion, Brighton, CO now ranks below average in comparison to all United States cities.

Chance of Being A Victim of Crime in Brighton

The chance of being a victim of violent crime in Brighton is 1 in 269
The chance of being a victim of property crime in Brighton is 1 in 29
The chance of being a victim of crime in Brighton is 1 in 27
Have you ever worried about your odds of becoming a crime victim in Brighton, CO? The above illustrations display your chances being the victim of property crimes, violent crimes, or either crime. In Brighton, CO your chance of becoming a victim of a violent crime is 1 in 269. Types of violent crimes may include assault, robbery, rape, or murder. You also have a 1 in 29 chance of being the victim of a property crime such as vehicle theft, personal property theft, and burglary. Your overall risk of becoming a crime victim in Brighton, CO is 1 in 27.

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

Determining whether Brighton, CO is growing less or more safe for inhabitants is most easily done by comparing yearly crime rates. Graphs - like the one above - show crimes by crime type per 100,000 residents. They are displayed by crime types of violent, property, and total, in order to give a better overview of yearly crime rates. Brighton, CO has increased by 4% in violent crimes. At the same time, property crime has increased by 4% year over year. Total crimes for Brighton, CO has increased by 4% in the same time frame.

Brighton police department

ItemBrightonColoradoNational
Law enforcement employees (officers & civilians)749,049556,527
Police officers & civilians /1000 residents2.19.63.3
There are a total of 74 Brighton police officers. This results in 2.1 police officers per 1,000 residents which is 77.6% less than the Colorado average and 34.4% 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.

Cities with similar population

City, StatePopulationViolent crime/100k peopleProperty crime/100k peopleTotal crime/100k people
Pahrump, NV35,0099063,4574,363
Olney, MD35,0172431,1781,421
Moorpark, CA35,033102813914
West Hollywood, CA35,0537514,3755,127
Indian Trail, NC34,9503752,7573,132
Brighton, CO35,0043733,4623,834
Source: The Brighton, CO crime data displayed above is derived from the FBI's uniform crime reports for the year of 2016. 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.