Reported Annual Crime In Denver

StatisticReportedincidents/100k peopleDenver/100k peopleColorado/100k peopleNational/100k people
Total crime29,698n/a (estimate)4,2473,0832,837
StatisticReportedincidents/100k peopleDenver/100k peopleColorado/100k peopleNational/100k people
Murder57n/a8.23.75.3
Rape567n/a81.164.240.4
Robbery1,160n/a165.963.7102.8
Assault2,813n/a402.3211.1248.5
Violent crime4,597n/a (estimate)657343386
Burglary4,675n/a668.6431.4468.9
Theft15,638n/a2,236.41,955.31,745.0
Vehicle theft4,788n/a684.7354.0236.9
Property crime25,101n/a (estimate)3,5902,7412,451
A general overview of all the annual reported crimes in Denver, CO is displayed above. The data has been arranged to make it easier to find both the gross total of reported crimes and the number of crimes reported per 100,000 people in Denver, CO. These statistics are further divided into two distinct categories (violent crimes and property crimes) to provide more insight to how prevalent crime is in the area. You'll find that the rate of crime in Denver, CO averages 38% higher than the rest of Colorado while the rate of crime on a national scale is 50% higher than. You'll find that the occurrence of violent crime in Denver, CO is 92% higher than the average rate of crime in Colorado and 70% higher than the rest of the nation. Similarly, crime involving property stands 31% higher than the remainder of the state of Colorado and 46% higher than the nation's average. Both of these statistics relate to how safe residents and businesses are while performing everyday activities in the Denver, CO area.

Nearby Cities With Low Crime Rates

City, StatePopulationViolent crime/100k peopleProperty crime/100k peopleTotal crime/100k people
Morrison, CO400000
Columbine Valley, CO1,2580290290
Bow Mar, CO1,0620312312
Inverness, CO1,96848385433
Genesee, CO3,74565522587
Indian Hills, CO1,18185682767
Meridian, CO2,71388700788
Denver, CO633,7776573,5904,247

Did you know?

  • The overall crime rate in Denver is 50% higher than the national average.
  • For every 100,000 people, there are 11.64 daily crimes that occur in Denver.
  • Denver is safer than 12% of the cities in the United States.
  • In Denver you have a 1 in 24 chance of becoming a victim of any crime.
  • The number of total year over year crimes in Denver has increased by 1%.

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Daily Crime In Denver (per 100,000 people)

The graph above illustrates the number of daily crimes in Denver, CO per 100,000 people. For comparison purposes, the number of daily crimes is also reported for Colorado and on a national level. In Denver, CO the total number of daily crimes is 1.38 times more than the Colorado average and 1.50 times more than the national average. The number of daily violent crimes in Denver, CO is 1.92 times more than the Colorado average and 1.70 times more than the national average. With regards to property crimes, Denver, CO has a daily crime rate that is 1.31 times more than the Colorado average and 1.46 times more than the national average.

How Safe is Denver (higher is better)

What are the odds that you'll be safer in Denver, CO compared to other areas of Colorado, as well as the rest of America? In the included graphs, it's depicted that Denver, CO safer than 9% when compared to other Colorado cities, and 12% compared to all other cities across America. These statistics are derived from a closer look at each city's crime rate in Colorado, as well as the rest of the US. It is then determined which cities see less crime than Denver, CO. At this time, Denver, CO sees a below average rate of crime in comparison to other United States cities.

Chance of Being A Victim of Crime in Denver

The chance of being a victim of violent crime in Denver is 1 in 153
The chance of being a victim of property crime in Denver is 1 in 28
The chance of being a victim of crime in Denver is 1 in 24
Wondering what the chances are that you will be the victim of a crime in Denver, CO? The illustrations above show how likely you are to become a victim of violent crime, property crime or any crime. In Denver, CO you have a 1 in 153 chance of becoming a victim of violent crime. Violent crimes include murder, rape, robbery and assault. With regards to property crime, you have a 1 in 28 chance of becoming a victim. Property crimes include burglary, theft and vehicle theft. Overall, you have a 1 in 24 chance of becoming a victim of crime in Denver, CO.

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

The year over year crime rate for Denver, CO is an accurate tool for tracking the rise and fall of crime, and in determining whether living in Denver, CO has become a safer or more dangerous place to live. For example, the above graph shows the year over year crime rate for violent, property and total crimes per 100,000 people. The year over year data displayed in the graph shows that violent crimes have decreased by 3% in Denver, CO, while property crimes in Denver, CO have increased by 2%. Crimes in total for Denver, CO have increased by 1% year over year.

Denver police department

ItemDenverColoradoNational
Law enforcement employees (officers & civilians)1,6309,049556,527
Police officers & civilians /1000 residents2.69.63.3
There are a total of 1,630 Denver police officers. This results in 2.6 police officers per 1,000 residents which is 72.9% less than the Colorado average and 20.6% 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
Washington, DC633,7361,1324,6485,780
Seattle, WA637,8506135,4886,101
Boston, MA639,5947072,1502,857
Nashville, TN624,2611,1023,6974,799
Baltimore, MD622,2711,7804,7786,559
Denver, CO633,7776573,5904,247
Source: The Denver, 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.