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Total crime 99%
Violent crime 49%
Property crime 108%
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 peopleCañon City/100k peopleColorado/100k peopleNational/100k people
Total crime851n/a (estimate)5,1403,0692,580
Murder0n/a0.03.75.0
Rape20n/a120.871.542.6
Robbery7n/a42.366.786.2
Assault67n/a404.7255.4246.8
Violent crime94n/a (estimate)568397381
Burglary96n/a579.8375.2376.0
Theft623n/a3,762.81,915.91,594.6
Vehicle theft38n/a229.5380.5228.9
Property crime757n/a (estimate)4,5722,6722,200

Key findings

  • Cañon City crime rates are 99% higher than the national average
  • Violent crimes in Cañon City are 49% higher than the national average
  • In Cañon City you have a 1 in 20 chance of becoming a victim of crime
  • Cañon City is safer than 9% of the cities in the United States
  • Year over year crime in Cañon City has increased by 17%

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 1.67 times more than the state average and 1.99 times more than than national average. Violent crimes committed in Cañon City on a daily basis are 1.43 times more than than Colorado average and 1.49 times more than the average nationwide. Daily property crime rates in Cañon City are 1.71 times more than the daily state average and 2.08 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 10% of cities in Colorado and 9% 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 177
      The chance of being a victim of property crime in Cañon City is 1 in 22
      The chance of being a victim of crime in Cañon City is 1 in 20
      Interested in knowing the odds that you will be a crime victim in Cañon City? In Cañon City, you have a 1 in 177 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 22. These crimes include theft, vehicle theft, and burglary. Your overall chance of being a victim of crime in Cañon City, CO is 1 in 20.

      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 16% and the rate of property crime in Cañon City has increased by 17%. The total crime rate in Cañon City has increased by 17% 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, CO3,8911021,4541,557
      Lincoln Park, CO2,9772081,3971,605
      Penrose, CO3,3742481,6701,919
      Brookside, CO2495353,6014,136
      Williamsburg, CO6635803,9044,484
      Rockvale, CO5115913,9744,565
      Cañon City, CO16,4455684,5725,140

      Cities with similar population

      City, StatePopulationViolent crime/100k peopleProperty crime/100k peopleTotal crime/100k people
      Frankfort, IN16,447572,9793,036
      Sartell, MN16,442611,6711,732
      Beaver Dam, WI16,4401521,4581,610
      Lansdale, PA16,454901,0581,148
      Nipomo, CA16,4564622,4582,919
      Cañon City, CO16,4455684,5725,140
      Source: The Cañon City, 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.