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Total crime 18%
Violent crime 16%
Property crime 24%
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 peopleCortez/100k peopleColorado/100k peopleNational/100k people
Total crime267n/a (estimate)3,0563,0692,580
Murder0n/a0.03.75.0
Rape1n/a11.471.542.6
Robbery3n/a34.366.786.2
Assault24n/a274.7255.4246.8
Violent crime28n/a (estimate)320397381
Burglary9n/a103.0375.2376.0
Theft221n/a2,529.21,915.91,594.6
Vehicle theft9n/a103.0380.5228.9
Property crime239n/a (estimate)2,7352,6722,200

Key findings

  • Cortez crime rates are 18% higher than the national average
  • Violent crimes in Cortez are 16% lower than the national average
  • In Cortez you have a 1 in 33 chance of becoming a victim of crime
  • Cortez is safer than 30% of the cities in the United States
  • Year over year crime in Cortez has decreased by 8%

Cortez crime map

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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 lower crime compared to the areas with higher crime. The Cortez crime heat map offers insight into the total crimes on a block group level.

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      Daily Crime In Cortez (per 100,000 people)

      The graph above looks at the comparison of crimes committed in Cortez 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 Cortez (which include property crimes as well as violent crimes), when compared to Colorado, are 1.00 times less than the state average and 1.18 times more than than national average. Violent crimes committed in Cortez on a daily basis are 1.24 times less than than Colorado average and 1.19 times less than the average nationwide. Daily property crime rates in Cortez are 1.02 times more than the daily state average and 1.24 times more than the daily national numbers.

      How Safe is Cortez (higher is better)

      When comparing the safety of Cortez to every other city in Colorado, as well as the entirety of the United States, is Cortez safe? The gauges above illustrate that Cortez is safer than 39% of every city located within Colorado along with 30% 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. As a result, Cortez, CO is ranked below average when compared to the rest of the 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 313
      The chance of being a victim of property crime in Cortez is 1 in 37
      The chance of being a victim of crime in Cortez is 1 in 33
      How likely are you to become a victim of crime? In Cortez, Colorado you have a 1 in 313 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 37 chance of becoming a victim. Property crimes include burglary, theft and vehicle theft. Overall, you have a 1 in 33 chance of becoming a victim of crime in Cortez.

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

      An ideal indicator of whether Cortez 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 Cortez has increased by 94% and the rate of property crime in Cortez has decreased by 14%. The total crime rate in Cortez has decreased by 8% 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
      Colorado11,204251266
      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
      Dolores, CO1,0741951,3151,511
      Lewis, CO1394643,1233,587
      Towaoc, CO9696114,1144,725
      Cortez, CO8,6833202,7353,056

      Cities with similar population

      City, StatePopulationViolent crime/100k peopleProperty crime/100k peopleTotal crime/100k people
      Independent Hill, VA8,68470585655
      Little Falls, MN8,6821381,9692,108
      South Kensington, MD8,682165713878
      Viera West, FL8,6801801,0661,246
      New Richmond, WI8,6871991,6901,889
      Cortez, CO8,6833202,7353,056
      Source: The Cortez, 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.