Reported Annual Crime In Wheat Ridge

StatisticReportedincidents/100k peopleWheat Ridge/100k peopleColorado/100k peopleNational/100k people
Total crime1,582n/a (estimate)5,0642,9632,860
StatisticReportedincidents/100k peopleWheat Ridge/100k peopleColorado/100k peopleNational/100k people
Murder1n/a3.23.24.9
Rape14n/a44.859.738.6
Robbery32n/a102.460.9101.9
Assault53n/a169.6197.2237.8
Violent crime100n/a (estimate)320321373
Burglary195n/a624.2429.8491.4
Theft1,072n/a3,431.41,918.51,775.4
Vehicle theft215n/a688.2293.2220.2
Property crime1,482n/a (estimate)4,7442,6422,487
A general overview of all the annual reported crimes in Wheat Ridge, 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 Wheat Ridge, 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 Wheat Ridge, CO averages 71% higher than the rest of Colorado while the rate of crime on a national scale is 77% higher than. You'll find that the occurrence of violent crime in Wheat Ridge, CO is equal to the average rate of crime in Colorado and 14% lower than the rest of the nation. Similarly, crime involving property stands 80% higher than the remainder of the state of Colorado and 91% higher than the nation's average. Both of these statistics relate to how safe residents and businesses are while performing everyday activities in the Wheat Ridge, CO area.

Did you know?

  • The overall crime rate in Wheat Ridge is 77% higher than the national average.
  • For every 100,000 people, there are 13.87 daily crimes that occur in Wheat Ridge.
  • Wheat Ridge is safer than 21% of the cities in the United States.
  • In Wheat Ridge you have a 1 in 20 chance of becoming a victim of any crime.
  • The number of total year over year crimes in Wheat Ridge has increased by 33%.

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Daily Crime In Wheat Ridge (per 100,000 people)

The bar chart above reveals the rate of daily criminal activity in Wheat Ridge, CO for every 100,000 residents. To compare, daily crime statistics are also disclosed for Colorado as well as those across America as a whole. The Wheat Ridge, CO total amount of daily offenses is 1.71 times more than the Colorado average and 1.77 times more than than that of the nation. As for violent crimes, the daily average in Wheat Ridge, CO is 1.00 times less than the Colorado average, and it is 1.16 times less than the national mean. The statistics for property crimes show that Wheat Ridge, CO has a daily crime figure that is 1.80 times more than the Colorado average and 1.91 times more than the daily national rate.

How Safe is Wheat Ridge (higher is better)

Compared to the other cities in Colorado and cities in all other U.S. states, how safe is Wheat Ridge, CO? From the gauges displayed above, you will notice that Wheat Ridge, CO has been ranked safer than 18% of other cities in the state of Colorado. In addition, Wheat Ridge, CO is safer than 21% of cities in the entire United States. To achieve these results, all Colorado and United States cities were analyzed to determine how many locations had a lower crime rate than Wheat Ridge, CO. By studying this data, it was possible to determine that Wheat Ridge, CO is below average in safety when compared with other United States cities.

Chance of Being A Victim of Crime in Wheat Ridge

The chance of being a victim of violent crime in Wheat Ridge is 1 in 313
The chance of being a victim of property crime in Wheat Ridge is 1 in 22
The chance of being a victim of crime in Wheat Ridge is 1 in 20
Wondering what the chances are that you fall victim to a crime in Wheat Ridge, CO? The illustrations above show how likely you are to become a victim of violent crime, property crime or any crime. In Wheat Ridge, CO you have a 1 in 313 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 22 chance of becoming a victim. Property crimes include burglary, theft and vehicle theft. Overall, you have a 1 in 20 chance of becoming a victim of crime in Wheat Ridge, CO.

Year Over Year Crime In Wheat Ridge (per 100,000 people)

A good indicator of whether Wheat Ridge, CO is becoming a safer or a more dangerous place to live can be determined by analyzing the year over year crime rate. In the graph above, the year over year crime rates are displayed for violent, property and total crimes per 100,000 people. The number of violent crimes in Wheat Ridge, CO has decreased by 3%, while the property crime rate in Wheat Ridge, CO has increased by 37% year over year. The number of total crimes in Wheat Ridge, CO has increased by 33% year over year.

Wheat Ridge police department

ItemWheat RidgeColoradoNational
Law enforcement employees (officers & civilians)999,049556,527
Police officers & civilians /1000 residents3.29.63.3
There are a total of 99 Wheat Ridge police officers. This results in 3.2 police officers per 1,000 residents which is 66.5% less than the Colorado average and 1.9% 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
Morrison, CO400000
Bow Mar, CO1,0620107107
Columbine Valley, CO1,2580297297
Coal Creek, CO1,93945371416
Inverness, CO1,96845371416
Wheat Ridge, CO30,6553204,7445,064

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Wheat Ridge, CO30,6553204,7445,064
Source: The Wheat Ridge, 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.