Reported Annual Crime In Brighton

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 peopleBrighton/100k peopleColorado/100k peopleNational/100k people
Total crime1,249n/a (estimate)3,0013,0692,580
StatisticReportedincidents/100k peopleBrighton/100k peopleColorado/100k peopleNational/100k people
Murder0n/a0.03.75.0
Rape33n/a79.371.542.6
Robbery11n/a26.466.786.2
Assault70n/a168.2255.4246.8
Violent crime114n/a (estimate)274397381
Burglary114n/a274.0375.2376.0
Theft860n/a2,066.71,915.91,594.6
Vehicle theft161n/a386.9380.5228.9
Property crime1,135n/a (estimate)2,7282,6722,200
The table above illustrates an overview of the annual crime reported in Brighton, CO. These figures on reported criminal activity in Brighton, CO, based on a reported crime per 100,000 citizens, is shown in order to compare these rates across disparate categories. You will notice that the crimes collected here, for comparison purposes, have been separated between violent crimes and those involving or threatening property. According to the annual crime data, the crime rate in Brighton, CO is 2% lower than the average of the whole of the state of Colorado, and when compared with the national average, is 16% higher than. When looking at violent crimes, Brighton, CO has 31% lower than violent crime rate than Colorado average, while remaining 28% lower than the national average. In property crime, Brighton, CO is 2% higher than the average of Colorado and is 24% higher than the national average.

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Did you know?

  • The overall crime rate in Brighton is 16% higher than the national average.
  • For every 100,000 people, there are 8.22 daily crimes that occur in Brighton.
  • Brighton is safer than 18% of the cities in the United States.
  • In Brighton you have a 1 in 34 chance of becoming a victim of any crime.
  • The number of total year over year crimes in Brighton has decreased by 22%.

Compare Brighton, CO Crime To Other Cities

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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 individuals. The total number of daily crimes is also reported for Colorado and on a national scale. In Brighton, CO the entire number of daily crimes is accurately recorded at 1.02 times less than the Colorado average and 1.16 times more than the national average. The typical number of daily violent crimes in Brighton, CO is 1.45 times less than the Colorado average and 1.39 times less than the calculated daily national average. With regards to recent property crimes, Brighton, CO has a constant daily crime rate that is 1.02 times more than the Colorado average and 1.24 times more than the overall daily national average.

      How Safe is Brighton (higher is better)

      Are people any safer living in the Brighton, CO area in comparison to other Colorado communities and all other cities throughout the United States? The evidence provided by these graphs show Brighton, CO being safer than 17% of cities in Colorado and 18% of cities across the United States as a whole. 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, CO. In conclusion, Brighton, CO now ranks below average in comparison to all United States cities.

      Chance of Being A Victim of Crime in Brighton

      The chance of being a victim of violent crime in Brighton is 1 in 366
      The chance of being a victim of property crime in Brighton is 1 in 37
      The chance of being a victim of crime in Brighton is 1 in 34
      Have you ever worried about your odds of becoming a crime victim in Brighton, CO? The above illustrations display your chances being the victim of property crimes, violent crimes, or either crime. In Brighton, CO your chance of becoming a victim of a violent crime is 1 in 366. Types of violent crimes may include assault, robbery, rape, or murder. You also have a 1 in 37 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, CO is 1 in 34.

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

      Determining whether Brighton, CO is growing less or more safe for inhabitants is most easily done by comparing yearly crime rates. Graphs - like the one above - show crimes by crime type per 100,000 residents. They are displayed by crime types of violent, property, and total, in order to give a better overview of yearly crime rates. Brighton, CO has decreased by 27% in violent crimes. At the same time, property crime has decreased by 21% year over year. Total crimes for Brighton, CO has decreased by 22% 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, CO10,791302252
      Todd Creek, CO3,97976509585
      Firestone, CO11,709125846971
      Fort Lupton, CO7,81448943991
      Erie, CO20,801991,0221,122
      Dacono, CO4,6231211,1261,247
      Aristocrat Ranchettes, CO1,0731741,1731,347
      Brighton, CO36,3072742,7283,001

      Cities with similar population

      City, StatePopulationViolent crime/100k peopleProperty crime/100k peopleTotal crime/100k people
      Lewiston, ME36,2772321,6531,886
      Rome, GA36,3404153,2643,679
      Indian Trail, NC36,3573662,4132,779
      Gadsden, AL36,2351,0577,0878,144
      Leander, TX36,204899341,024
      Brighton, CO36,3072742,7283,001
      Source: The Brighton, 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.