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Total crime 137%
Violent crime 48%
Property crime 152%
Date & Last Updated: This data reflects the 2018 calendar year and was released from the FBI in September, 2019; this is the most current data available.
StatisticReportedincidents/100k peopleAlamosa/100k peopleColorado/100k peopleNational/100k people
Total crime608n/a (estimate)6,1073,0692,580
Murder0n/a0.03.75.0
Rape12n/a120.571.542.6
Robbery9n/a90.466.786.2
Assault35n/a351.6255.4246.8
Violent crime56n/a (estimate)563397381
Burglary79n/a793.6375.2376.0
Theft450n/a4,520.31,915.91,594.6
Vehicle theft23n/a231.0380.5228.9
Property crime552n/a (estimate)5,5452,6722,200

Key findings

  • Alamosa crime rates are 137% higher than the national average
  • Violent crimes in Alamosa are 48% higher than the national average
  • In Alamosa you have a 1 in 17 chance of becoming a victim of crime
  • Alamosa is safer than 8% of the cities in the United States
  • Year over year crime in Alamosa has decreased by 20%

Alamosa crime map

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The Alamosa crime map provides a detailed overview of all crimes in Alamosa as reported by the local law enforcement agency. Based on the color coded legend above, the crime map outlines the areas with lower crime compared to the areas with higher crime. The Alamosa crime heat map offers insight into the total crimes on a block group level.

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      Daily Crime In Alamosa (per 100,000 people)

      The above illustration depicts the number of crimes committed daily in Alamosa, per 100,000 residents. In Alamosa, the total number of daily crimes is 1.99 times more than the Colorado average and 2.37 times more than the national average. Violent daily crime statistics in Alamosa are 1.42 times more than the Colorado average and 1.48 times more than the national average. For property crime, Alamosa has a daily crime rate that is 2.08 times more than the Colorado average and 2.52 times more than the daily national average.

      How Safe is Alamosa (higher is better)

      Are people any safer living in Alamosa in comparison to other Colorado communities and all other areas throughout the United States? When we look at all cities across America, is Alamosa safe? The evidence provided by these graphs show Alamosa being safer than 7% of cities in Colorado and 8% of cities across the United States. 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 Alamosa. In conclusion, Alamosa ranks below average compared to the rest of the United States.

      Chance of Being A Victim of Crime in Alamosa

      The chance of being a victim of violent crime in Alamosa is 1 in 178
      The chance of being a victim of property crime in Alamosa is 1 in 19
      The chance of being a victim of crime in Alamosa is 1 in 17
      Are you worried about becoming a crime victim? In Alamosa, your chance of becoming a victim of a violent crime is 1 in 178. Types of violent crimes may include assault, robbery, rape, or murder. You also have a 1 in 19 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 Alamosa is 1 in 17.

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

      Determining whether Alamosa is becoming less or more safe for its residents (per 100,000) is most easily done by comparing year-over-year crime rates. Alamosa violent crime rates have increased by 23%. At the same time, property crime has decreased by 23% year over year. Total crimes for Alamosa has decreased by 20% in the same time frame.

      Alamosa police department

      ItemAlamosaColoradoNational
      Law enforcement employees (officers & civilians)289,049558,732
      Police officers & civilians /1000 residents3.19.63.3
      There are a total of 28 Alamosa police officers. This results in 3.1 police officers per 1,000 residents which is 67.7% less than the Colorado average and 5% less than the National average.

      Sex offenders in Colorado

      StateTotal offendersColorado /100KNational /100K
      Colorado11,204251266
      There are a total of 11,204 sex offenders in Colorado. This yields a total of 251 sex offenders in Colorado per 100,000 residents which is 6% less than the national average.

      Nearby Cities With Low Crime Rates

      City, StatePopulationViolent crime/100k peopleProperty crime/100k peopleTotal crime/100k people
      Alamosa East, CO1,6902071,3931,600
      La Jara, CO6666244,1984,822
      Alamosa, CO9,6715635,5456,107

      Cities with similar population

      City, StatePopulationViolent crime/100k peopleProperty crime/100k peopleTotal crime/100k people
      Cheat Lake, WV9,671102521623
      Waggaman, LA9,6735953,6224,217
      Brandon, SD9,674109534643
      Forestdale, AL9,6794762,5783,053
      Brandywine, MD9,6813681,5941,962
      Alamosa, CO9,6715635,5456,107
      Source: The Alamosa, CO crime data displayed above is derived from the FBI's uniform crime reports for the year of 2018. 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.