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Total crime 67%
Violent crime 81%
Property crime 64%
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 peopleBasalt/100k peopleColorado/100k peopleNational/100k people
Total crime36n/a (estimate)8533,0692,580
Murder0n/a0.03.75.0
Rape1n/a23.771.542.6
Robbery0n/a0.066.786.2
Assault2n/a47.4255.4246.8
Violent crime3n/a (estimate)71397381
Burglary2n/a47.4375.2376.0
Theft30n/a711.11,915.91,594.6
Vehicle theft1n/a23.7380.5228.9
Property crime33n/a (estimate)7822,6722,200

Key findings

  • Basalt crime rates are 67% lower than the national average
  • Violent crimes in Basalt are 81% lower than the national average
  • In Basalt you have a 1 in 118 chance of becoming a victim of crime
  • Basalt is safer than 83% of the cities in the United States
  • Year over year crime in Basalt has increased by 46%

Basalt crime map

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The Basalt crime map provides a detailed overview of all crimes in Basalt 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 Basalt crime heat map offers insight into the total crimes on a block group level.

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      Daily Crime In Basalt (per 100,000 people)

      The number of daily crimes per 100,000 residents in Basalt, Colorado is displayed in the graph above. As you can see, the daily crimes for Basalt are 3.60 times less than the Colorado average and 3.02 times less than the national level. Daily violent crimes in Basalt are 5.59 times less than than Colorado and 5.35 times less than the national mean. While daily property crimes in Basalt are 3.42 times less than than Colorado and 2.81 times less than the national average.

      How Safe is Basalt (higher is better)

      Compared to the other cities in Colorado and all other cities across the US, is Basalt safe? From the gauges displayed above, you will notice that Basalt is safer than 88% of other cities in the state of Colorado. In addition, Basalt is safer than 83% 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 Basalt. By studying this data, it was possible to determine that Basalt is above average in safety when compared with other United States cities.

      Chance of Being A Victim of Crime in Basalt

      The chance of being a victim of violent crime in Basalt is 1 in 1407
      The chance of being a victim of property crime in Basalt is 1 in 128
      The chance of being a victim of crime in Basalt is 1 in 118
      How likely are you to become a victim of crime? In Basalt, Colorado you have a 1 in 1407 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 128 chance of becoming a victim. Property crimes include burglary, theft and vehicle theft. Overall, you have a 1 in 118 chance of becoming a victim of crime in Basalt.

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

      The year over year crime rate per 100,000 people for Basalt is an accurate tool for tracking the rise and fall of crime, and in determining if living in Basalt has become safer or more dangerous. The year over year data displayed in the graph shows that violent crimes have not changed in Basalt, while property crimes in Basalt have increased by 34%. Total crime has increased by 46% year over year.

      Basalt police department

      ItemBasaltColoradoNational
      Law enforcement employees (officers & civilians)99,049558,732
      Police officers & civilians /1000 residents2.39.63.3
      There are a total of 9 Basalt police officers. This results in 2.3 police officers per 1,000 residents which is 75.8% less than the Colorado average and 28.8% 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
      Snowmass Village, CO2,88362419481
      Carbondale, CO6,571102828930
      El Jebel, CO3,908122824947
      Woody Creek, CO2721601,0791,240
      Mulford, CO3741691,1391,309
      Aspen, CO6,7881613,8714,032
      Basalt, CO3,78371782853

      Cities with similar population

      City, StatePopulationViolent crime/100k peopleProperty crime/100k peopleTotal crime/100k people
      Hansville, WA3,7831391,3101,449
      Evergreen, AL3,7833601,9502,310
      Shallotte, NC3,7841205,4755,594
      Yellow Springs, OH3,7841592,0442,203
      Pelham, GA3,7828833,3894,272
      Basalt, CO3,78371782853
      Source: The Basalt, 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.