Reported Annual Crime In Colorado Springs

StatisticReportedincidents/100k peopleColorado Springs/100k peopleColorado/100k peopleNational/100k people
Total crime17,693n/a (estimate)3,7413,0702,745
StatisticReportedincidents/100k peopleColorado Springs/100k peopleColorado/100k peopleNational/100k people
Murder29n/a6.13.95.3
Rape489n/a103.468.841.7
Robbery482n/a101.968.498.0
Assault1,479n/a312.7226.9248.9
Violent crime2,479n/a (estimate)524368383
Burglary2,508n/a530.3406.9430.4
Theft10,571n/a2,235.11,904.91,694.4
Vehicle theft2,135n/a451.4389.9237.4
Property crime15,214n/a (estimate)3,2172,7022,362
A general overview of all the annual reported crimes in Colorado Springs, CO is displayed above. The data has been arranged to make it easier to find both the gross total of reported crimes and the number of crimes reported per 100,000 people in Colorado Springs, CO. These statistics are further divided into two distinct categories (violent crimes and property crimes) to provide more insight to how prevalent crime is in the area. You'll find that the rate of crime in Colorado Springs, CO averages 22% higher than the rest of Colorado while the rate of crime on a national scale is 36% higher than. You'll find that the occurrence of violent crime in Colorado Springs, CO is 42% higher than the average rate of crime in Colorado and 37% higher than the rest of the nation. Similarly, crime involving property stands 19% higher than the remainder of the state of Colorado and 36% higher than the nation's average. Both of these statistics relate to how safe residents and businesses are while performing everyday activities in the Colorado Springs, CO area.

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The Colorado Springs crime map provides a detailed overview of all crimes in Colorado Springs as reported by the local law enforcement agency. Based on the color coded legend above, the crime map outlines the areas with low crime compared to the areas with high crime. The Colorado Springs crime heat map offers insight into the total crimes on a block group level.

Did you know?

  • The overall crime rate in Colorado Springs is 36% higher than the national average.
  • For every 100,000 people, there are 10.25 daily crimes that occur in Colorado Springs.
  • Colorado Springs is safer than 17% of the cities in the United States.
  • In Colorado Springs you have a 1 in 27 chance of becoming a victim of any crime.
  • The number of total year over year crimes in Colorado Springs has decreased by 8%.

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Daily Crime In Colorado Springs (per 100,000 people)

The illustration above looks at the comparison of crimes committed in Colorado Springs, CO on a daily bases (per 100,000 people) to crimes committed throughout the state of Colorado. A comparison to the average number of daily national crimes is displayed as well. According to the latest crime statistics, daily crimes in Colorado Springs, CO (which include property crimes as well as violent crimes), when compared to Colorado state wide, are 1.22 times more than the state average and 1.36 times more than than national statistics. Violent crimes committed in Colorado Springs, CO on a daily bases are 1.42 times more than than Colorado average and 1.37 times more than the average nationwide. Daily property crime rates in Colorado Springs, CO are 1.19 times more than the daily state average and 1.36 times more than the daily national numbers.

How Safe is Colorado Springs (higher is better)

How safe is Colorado Springs, CO compared to other cities in Colorado and the rest of the cities across the United States? The graphs above show that Colorado Springs, CO is safer than 15% of the cities in Colorado and 17% of the cities in the United States. These results are determined by analyzing all cities in Colorado and across the US as a whole and determining how many total cities have a lower crime rate than Colorado Springs, CO. Overall, Colorado Springs, CO is ranked below average compared to all other cities across the United States.

Chance of Being A Victim of Crime in Colorado Springs

The chance of being a victim of violent crime in Colorado Springs is 1 in 191
The chance of being a victim of property crime in Colorado Springs is 1 in 32
The chance of being a victim of crime in Colorado Springs is 1 in 27
Have you ever worried about your odds of becoming a crime victim in Colorado Springs, CO? The above illustrations display your chances being the victim of property crimes, violent crimes, or either crime. In Colorado Springs, CO your chance of becoming a victim of a violent crime is 1 in 191. Types of violent crimes may include assault, robbery, rape, or murder. You also have a 1 in 32 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 Colorado Springs, CO is 1 in 27.

Year Over Year Crime In Colorado Springs (per 100,000 people)

A good indicator of whether Colorado Springs, CO is becoming a safer or a more dangerous place to live can be determined by analyzing the year over year crime rate. In the graph above, the year over year crime rates are displayed for violent, property and total crimes per 100,000 people. The number of violent crimes in Colorado Springs, CO has increased by 20%, while the property crime rate in Colorado Springs, CO has decreased by 12% year over year. The number of total crimes in Colorado Springs, CO has decreased by 8% year over year.

Colorado Springs police department

ItemColorado SpringsColoradoNational
Law enforcement employees (officers & civilians)9129,049558,732
Police officers & civilians /1000 residents2.19.63.3
There are a total of 912 Colorado Springs police officers. This results in 2.1 police officers per 1,000 residents which is 77.9% less than the Colorado average and 35.1% less than the National average.

Sex offenders in Colorado

StateTotal offendersColorado /100KNational /100K
Colorado11,041247222
There are a total of 11,041 sex offenders in Colorado. This yields a total of 247 sex offenders in Colorado per 100,000 residents which is 11% greater than the national average.

Nearby Cities With Low Crime Rates

City, StatePopulationViolent crime/100k peopleProperty crime/100k peopleTotal crime/100k people
Cascade-Chipita Park, CO1,3651309521,082
Black Forest, CO13,5061471,0791,225
Manitou Springs, CO5,2172241,5851,808
Gleneagle, CO6,5832361,7331,969
Woodland Park, CO7,1802422,4382,680
Fountain, CO27,8175102,6743,185
Green Mountain Falls, CO6444233,1043,527
Colorado Springs, CO448,7595243,2173,741

Cities with similar population

City, StatePopulationViolent crime/100k peopleProperty crime/100k peopleTotal crime/100k people
Virginia Beach, VA449,7331381,9352,072
Omaha, NE443,0726473,8804,527
Raleigh, NC441,3263332,3252,657
Atlanta, GA456,3789364,7765,712
Miami, FL432,6227214,0144,735
Colorado Springs, CO448,7595243,2173,741
Source: The Colorado Springs, CO crime data displayed above is derived from the FBI's uniform crime reports for the year of 2016. 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.