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Total crime 120%
Violent crime 62%
Property crime 131%
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 peopleCañon City/100k peopleColorado/100k peopleNational/100k people
Total crime921n/a (estimate)5,4842,9722,489
Murder3n/a17.93.85.0
Rape37n/a220.367.242.6
Robbery2n/a11.963.681.6
Assault61n/a363.2246.3250.2
Violent crime103n/a (estimate)613381379
Burglary136n/a809.9348.4340.5
Theft635n/a3,781.31,858.31,549.5
Vehicle theft47n/a279.9384.0219.9
Property crime818n/a (estimate)4,8712,5912,110

Key findings

  • Cañon City crime rates are 120% higher than the national average
  • Violent crimes in Cañon City are 62% higher than the national average
  • In Cañon City you have a 1 in 19 chance of becoming a victim of crime
  • Cañon City is safer than 7% of the cities in the United States
  • Year over year crime in Cañon City has increased by 7%

Cañon City crime map

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

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      Daily Crime In Cañon City (per 100,000 people)

      The graph above looks at the comparison of crimes committed in Cañon City on a daily basis (per 100,000 people) to crimes committed throughout the state of Colorado and the USA. According to the latest crime statistics, daily crimes in Cañon City (which include property crimes as well as violent crimes), when compared to Colorado, are 1.85 times more than the state average and 2.20 times more than than national average. Violent crimes committed in Cañon City on a daily basis are 1.61 times more than than Colorado average and 1.62 times more than the average nationwide. Daily property crime rates in Cañon City are 1.88 times more than the daily state average and 2.31 times more than the daily national numbers.

      How Safe is Cañon City (higher is better)

      Are people any safer living in Cañon City in comparison to other Colorado communities and all other areas throughout the United States? When we look at all cities across America, is Cañon City safe? The evidence provided by these graphs show Cañon City being safer than 7% of cities in Colorado and 7% 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 Cañon City. In conclusion, Cañon City ranks below average compared to the rest of the United States.

      Chance of Being A Victim of Crime in Cañon City

      The chance of being a victim of violent crime in Cañon City is 1 in 164
      The chance of being a victim of property crime in Cañon City is 1 in 21
      The chance of being a victim of crime in Cañon City is 1 in 19
      Interested in knowing the odds that you will be a crime victim in Cañon City? In Cañon City, you have a 1 in 164 chance of falling victim to a violent crime, such as rape, robbery, assault, or even murder. In terms of property crime, your chances of being a victim are 1 in 21. These crimes include theft, vehicle theft, and burglary. Your overall chance of being a victim of crime in Cañon City, CO is 1 in 19.

      Year Over Year Crime In Cañon City (per 100,000 people)

      An ideal indicator of whether Cañon City is becoming a safer or more dangerous place to live can be done by analyzing the year over year crime rates per 100,000 people. Year over year violent crime in Cañon City has increased by 8% and the rate of property crime in Cañon City has increased by 7%. The total crime rate in Cañon City has increased by 7% year to year.

      Cañon City police department

      ItemCañon CityColoradoNational
      Law enforcement employees (officers & civilians)n/a9,049558,732
      Police officers & civilians /1000 residentsn/a9.63.3

      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
      Florence, CO3,891761,1101,185
      Lincoln Park, CO2,9771991,3551,554
      Penrose, CO3,3742381,6201,858
      Brookside, CO2495133,4914,005
      Williamsburg, CO6635573,7864,342
      Rockvale, CO5115673,8544,421
      Cañon City, CO16,4456134,8715,484

      Cities with similar population

      City, StatePopulationViolent crime/100k peopleProperty crime/100k peopleTotal crime/100k people
      Frankfort, IN16,4474962,6343,130
      Sartell, MN16,442611,6711,732
      Beaver Dam, WI16,4401651,5881,753
      Lansdale, PA16,4541371,0561,193
      Nipomo, CA16,4564552,4072,862
      Cañon City, CO16,4456134,8715,484
      Source: The Cañon City, 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.