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Total crime 90%
Violent crime 94%
Property crime 89%
Date & Last Updated: This data reflects the 2019 calendar year and was released from the FBI in September, 2020; this is the most current data available.
StatisticReportedincidents/100k peopleBasalt/100k peopleColorado/100k peopleNational/100k people
Total crime11n/a (estimate)2612,9722,489
Murder0n/a0.03.85.0
Rape0n/a0.067.242.6
Robbery0n/a0.063.681.6
Assault1n/a23.8246.3250.2
Violent crime1n/a (estimate)24381379
Burglary0n/a0.0348.4340.5
Theft10n/a237.61,858.31,549.5
Vehicle theft0n/a0.0384.0219.9
Property crime10n/a (estimate)2382,5912,110

Key findings

  • Basalt crime rates are 90% lower than the national average
  • Violent crimes in Basalt are 94% lower than the national average
  • In Basalt you have a 1 in 383 chance of becoming a victim of crime
  • Basalt is safer than 94% of the cities in the United States
  • Year over year crime in Basalt has decreased by 69%

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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 11.37 times less than the Colorado average and 9.52 times less than the national level. Daily violent crimes in Basalt are 16.04 times less than than Colorado and 15.97 times less than the national mean. While daily property crimes in Basalt are 10.90 times less than than Colorado and 8.88 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 95% of other cities in the state of Colorado. In addition, Basalt is safer than 94% 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 4210
      The chance of being a victim of property crime in Basalt is 1 in 421
      The chance of being a victim of crime in Basalt is 1 in 383
      How likely are you to become a victim of crime? In Basalt, Colorado you have a 1 in 4210 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 421 chance of becoming a victim. Property crimes include burglary, theft and vehicle theft. Overall, you have a 1 in 383 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 decreased by 66% in Basalt, while property crimes in Basalt have decreased by 70%. Total crime has decreased by 69% 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, CO2,8830506506
      El Jebel, CO3,908118799917
      Woody Creek, CO2721541,0471,201
      Carbondale, CO6,5711301,1091,239
      Mulford, CO3741621,1051,267
      Aspen, CO6,7881213,2173,337
      Basalt, CO3,78324238261

      Cities with similar population

      City, StatePopulationViolent crime/100k peopleProperty crime/100k peopleTotal crime/100k people
      Evergreen, AL3,7833541,8512,205
      Hansville, WA3,7831311,1931,323
      Yellow Springs, OH3,7841882,5222,710
      Pelham, GA3,7825764,3184,893
      Ashburn, GA3,7828832,9533,837
      Basalt, CO3,78324238261
      Source: The Basalt, CO crime data displayed above is derived from the FBI's uniform crime reports for the year of 2019. 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.