Annual Crime In Aspen (2018)

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.
In the event that crime data for this area is not available from the FBI, estimates are used. The estimates are based on demographic data including, but not limited to: home prices, income per capita and population density.
StatisticReportedincidents/100k peopleAspen/100k peopleColorado/100k peopleNational/100k people
Total crime301n/a (estimate)4,0323,0692,580
StatisticReportedincidents/100k peopleAspen/100k peopleColorado/100k peopleNational/100k people
Murder0n/a0.03.75.0
Rape9n/a120.671.542.6
Robbery0n/a0.066.786.2
Assault3n/a40.2255.4246.8
Violent crime12n/a (estimate)161397381
Burglary12n/a160.8375.2376.0
Theft267n/a3,576.71,915.91,594.6
Vehicle theft10n/a134.0380.5228.9
Property crime289n/a (estimate)3,8712,6722,200

Key findings

  • Aspen crime rates are 56% higher than the national average
  • Violent crimes in Aspen are 58% lower than the national average
  • In Aspen you have a 1 in 25 chance of becoming a victim of crime
  • Aspen is safer than 29% of the cities in the United States
  • Year over year crime in Aspen has decreased by 15%

Aspen crime map

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Compare Aspen, CO Crime To Other Cities

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      Daily Crime In Aspen (per 100,000 people)

      The bar chart above reveals the rate of daily crimes in Aspen for every 100,000 residents. The Aspen total amount of daily crime is 1.31 times more than the Colorado average and 1.56 times more than than that of the nation. As for violent crimes, the daily average in Aspen, is 2.47 times less than the Colorado average, and it is 2.37 times less than the national average. The statistics for property crimes show that Aspen has a daily crime average that is 1.45 times more than the Colorado average and 1.76 times more than the daily national rate.

      How Safe is Aspen (higher is better)

      Compared to the other cities in Colorado and cities in all other U.S. states, how safe is Aspen, CO? From the gauges displayed above, you will notice that Aspen is safer than 35% of other cities in the state of Colorado. In addition, Aspen is safer than 29% 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 Aspen. By studying this data, it was possible to determine that Aspen is below average in safety when compared with other United States cities.

      Chance of Being A Victim of Crime in Aspen

      The chance of being a victim of violent crime in Aspen is 1 in 623
      The chance of being a victim of property crime in Aspen is 1 in 26
      The chance of being a victim of crime in Aspen is 1 in 25
      Are you at risk of becoming a victim of crime in Aspen, CO? If you reside in Aspen, then there is a 1 in 623 chance that you will experience a violent crime. These types of crimes may include homicide, sexual assault, robbery, and physical assault. Your risk of being a victim of property crime is 1 in 26. These types of crime include burglary, petty theft, and theft of motor vehicles. Altogether, there is a 1 in 25 risk that you will become a victim of crime in Aspen.

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

      The year over year crime rate per 100,000 people for Aspen is an accurate tool for tracking the rise and fall of crime, and in determining if living in Aspen has become safer or more dangerous. The year over year data displayed in the graph shows that violent crimes have increased by 124% in Aspen, while property crimes in Aspen have decreased by 17%. Total crime has decreased by 15% year over year.

      Aspen police department

      ItemAspenColoradoNational
      Law enforcement employees (officers & civilians)359,049558,732
      Police officers & civilians /1000 residents5.29.63.3
      There are a total of 35 Aspen police officers. This results in 5.2 police officers per 1,000 residents which is 45.6% less than the Colorado average and 59.8% greater 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
      Snowmass Village, CO2,88362419481
      Basalt, CO3,78371782853
      El Jebel, CO3,908122824947
      Woody Creek, CO2721601,0791,240
      Aspen, CO6,7881613,8714,032

      Cities with similar population

      City, StatePopulationViolent crime/100k peopleProperty crime/100k peopleTotal crime/100k people
      Nyack, NY6,788181745926
      Meraux, LA6,7874342,6413,074
      Portage Lakes, OH6,7852191,7001,918
      Mount Ivy, NY6,7923101,2741,583
      Hamilton, AL6,7843482,8293,177
      Aspen, CO6,7881613,8714,032
      Source: The Aspen, 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.