Reported Annual Crime In Cortez

StatisticReportedincidents/100k peopleCortez/100k peopleColorado/100k peopleNational/100k people
Total crime303n/a (estimate)3,3313,0702,745
StatisticReportedincidents/100k peopleCortez/100k peopleColorado/100k peopleNational/100k people
Murder0n/a0.03.95.3
Rape3n/a33.068.841.7
Robbery4n/a44.068.498.0
Assault8n/a88.0226.9248.9
Violent crime15n/a (estimate)165368383
Burglary2n/a22.0406.9430.4
Theft283n/a3,111.61,904.91,694.4
Vehicle theft3n/a33.0389.9237.4
Property crime288n/a (estimate)3,1672,7022,362

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The table above offers a complete overview of all reported annual crimes in Cortez, CO. The total number of reported crimes in Cortez, CO is shown and for comparison purposes, each crime is also displayed based on the number of crimes per 100,000 people. The crimes are also broken down into two categories; violent crimes and property crimes. The table shows that the overall Cortez, CO crime rate is 9% higher than the Colorado average and is 21% higher than the national average. Looking at violent crime specifically, Cortez, CO has a violent crime rate that is 55% lower than the Colorado average and 57% lower than the national average. For property crime, Cortez, CO is 17% higher than the Colorado average and 34% higher than the national average.
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The Cortez crime map provides a detailed overview of all crimes in Cortez 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 Cortez crime heat map offers insight into the total crimes on a block group level.

Did you know?

  • The overall crime rate in Cortez is 21% higher than the national average.
  • For every 100,000 people, there are 9.13 daily crimes that occur in Cortez.
  • Cortez is safer than 39% of the cities in the United States.
  • In Cortez you have a 1 in 31 chance of becoming a victim of any crime.
  • The number of total year over year crimes in Cortez has increased by 11%.

Compare Cortez, CO Crime To Other Cities

Daily Crime In Cortez (per 100,000 people)

The illustration above looks at the comparison of crimes committed in Cortez, 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 Cortez, CO (which include property crimes as well as violent crimes), when compared to Colorado state wide, are 1.09 times more than the state average and 1.21 times more than than national statistics. Violent crimes committed in Cortez, CO on a daily bases are 2.23 times less than than Colorado average and 2.32 times less than the average nationwide. Daily property crime rates in Cortez, CO are 1.17 times more than the daily state average and 1.34 times more than the daily national numbers.

How Safe is Cortez (higher is better)

When comparing the safety of Cortez, CO compared to every other city in Colorado as well as the entirety of the United States, the gauges found above illustrate that Cortez, CO ranks safer than 40% of every city located within Colorado along with 39% of the all the cities located in the United States. The results of these graphs are created after analyzing each of the cities in Colorado and in the United States as a whole. It is then established the total amount of cities that have a lower crime rate than Cortez, CO. As a result, Cortez, CO is ranked below average when compared to the majority of US cities.

Chance of Being A Victim of Crime in Cortez

The chance of being a victim of violent crime in Cortez is 1 in 607
The chance of being a victim of property crime in Cortez is 1 in 32
The chance of being a victim of crime in Cortez is 1 in 31
Wondering what the chances are that you will be the victim of a crime in Cortez, CO? The illustrations above show how likely you are to become a victim of violent crime, property crime or any crime. In Cortez, CO you have a 1 in 607 chance of becoming a victim of violent crime. Violent crimes include murder, rape, robbery and assault. With regards to property crime, you have a 1 in 32 chance of becoming a victim. Property crimes include burglary, theft and vehicle theft. Overall, you have a 1 in 31 chance of becoming a victim of crime in Cortez, CO.

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

An ideal indicator of whether Cortez, CO is becoming a safer or more dangerous residential area or not is an analysis of the crime rate in the area from year to year. In the above illustration, the year to year crime rates are visualized per 100,000 people for property, violent, and total crime. Year to year rate of violent crime in Cortez, CO has increased by 2% and the rate of property crime in Cortez, CO has increased by 12%. The total crime rate in Cortez, CO has increased by 11% year to year.

Cortez police department

ItemCortezColoradoNational
Law enforcement employees (officers & civilians)519,049558,732
Police officers & civilians /1000 residents6.09.63.3
There are a total of 51 Cortez police officers. This results in 6.0 police officers per 1,000 residents which is 37.7% less than the Colorado average and 83.1% greater 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
Dolores, CO1,0741811,3301,511
Lewis, CO1394303,1583,588
Towaoc, CO9695674,1604,726
Cortez, CO8,6831653,1673,331

Cities with similar population

City, StatePopulationViolent crime/100k peopleProperty crime/100k peopleTotal crime/100k people
Independent Hill, VA8,68473629702
South Kensington, MD8,682175780955
Little Falls, MN8,682921,4311,523
Viera West, FL8,6801911,1731,364
Scott, LA8,687682,2892,358
Cortez, CO8,6831653,1673,331
Source: The Cortez, CO crime data displayed above is derived from the FBI's uniform crime reports for the year of 2017. 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.
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