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Total crime 19%
Violent crime 14%
Property crime 25%
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 peopleBrighton/100k peopleColorado/100k peopleNational/100k people
Total crime1,257n/a (estimate)2,9742,9722,489
Murder0n/a0.03.85.0
Rape36n/a85.267.242.6
Robbery5n/a11.863.681.6
Assault97n/a229.5246.3250.2
Violent crime138n/a (estimate)326381379
Burglary93n/a220.0348.4340.5
Theft859n/a2,032.31,858.31,549.5
Vehicle theft167n/a395.1384.0219.9
Property crime1,119n/a (estimate)2,6472,5912,110

Key findings

  • Brighton crime rates are 19% higher than the national average
  • Violent crimes in Brighton are 14% lower than the national average
  • In Brighton you have a 1 in 34 chance of becoming a victim of crime
  • Brighton is safer than 29% of the cities in the United States
  • Year over year crime in Brighton has decreased by 1%

Brighton crime map

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

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Compare Brighton, CO Crime

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      Daily Crime In Brighton (per 100,000 people)

      The chart above shows the number of daily crimes in Brighton, CO per 100,000 people. In Brighton, the number of daily crimes is projected to be 1.00 times more than the Colorado average and 1.19 times more than the national average. The average number of daily violent crimes in Brighton is 1.17 times less than the Colorado average and 1.16 times less than the daily national average. With regards to property crimes, Brighton has a daily crime rate that is 1.02 times more than the Colorado average and 1.25 times more than the overall daily national average.

      How Safe is Brighton (higher is better)

      Are people any safer living in Brighton in comparison to other Colorado communities and all other areas throughout the United States? When we look at all cities across America, is Brighton safe? The evidence provided by these graphs show Brighton being safer than 31% of cities in Colorado and 29% 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 Brighton. In conclusion, Brighton ranks below average compared to the rest of the United States.

      Chance of Being A Victim of Crime in Brighton

      The chance of being a victim of violent crime in Brighton is 1 in 307
      The chance of being a victim of property crime in Brighton is 1 in 38
      The chance of being a victim of crime in Brighton is 1 in 34
      Are you worried about becoming a crime victim? In Brighton, your chance of becoming a victim of a violent crime is 1 in 307. Types of violent crimes may include assault, robbery, rape, or murder. You also have a 1 in 38 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 Brighton is 1 in 34.

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

      Determining whether Brighton is becoming less or more safe for its residents (per 100,000) is most easily done by comparing year-over-year crime rates. Brighton violent crime rates have increased by 19%. At the same time, property crime has decreased by 3% year over year. Total crimes for Brighton has decreased by 1% in the same time frame.

      Brighton police department

      ItemBrightonColoradoNational
      Law enforcement employees (officers & civilians)749,049558,732
      Police officers & civilians /1000 residents2.19.63.3
      There are a total of 74 Brighton police officers. This results in 2.1 police officers per 1,000 residents which is 77.6% less than the Colorado average and 34.1% 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
      Frederick, CO10,79109898
      Todd Creek, CO3,97973494566
      Firestone, CO11,70939816855
      Fort Lupton, CO7,81448943991
      Erie, CO20,8011069011,007
      Dacono, CO4,623821,1361,218
      Aristocrat Ranchettes, CO1,0731671,1371,304
      Brighton, CO36,3073262,6472,974

      Cities with similar population

      City, StatePopulationViolent crime/100k peopleProperty crime/100k peopleTotal crime/100k people
      Lewiston, ME36,2772981,9962,295
      Rome, GA36,3404323,0133,446
      Indian Trail, NC36,3573602,2812,641
      Gadsden, AL36,2351,0577,0878,144
      Leander, TX36,204109848957
      Brighton, CO36,3073262,6472,974
      Source: The Brighton, 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.