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Total crime 135%
Violent crime 121%
Property crime 137%
Date & Last Updated: This data reflects the 2020 calendar year and was released from the FBI in September, 2021; this is the most current data available.
StatisticReportedincidents/100k peopleDenver/100k peopleColorado/100k peopleNational/100k people
Total crime40,623n/a (estimate)5,5073,2572,346
Murder97n/a13.15.16.5
Rape670n/a90.862.938.4
Robbery1,218n/a165.168.373.9
Assault4,344n/a588.8286.9279.7
Violent crime6,329n/a (estimate)858423388
Burglary5,223n/a708.0400.3314.2
Theft20,662n/a2,800.81,909.31,398.0
Vehicle theft8,409n/a1,139.9524.3246.0
Property crime34,294n/a (estimate)4,6492,8341,958

Key findings

  • Denver crime rates are 135% higher than the national average
  • Violent crimes in Denver are 121% higher than the national average
  • In Denver you have a 1 in 19 chance of becoming a victim of crime
  • Denver is safer than 3% of the cities in the United States
  • Year over year crime in Denver has increased by 23%

Denver crime map

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      Daily Crime In Denver (per 100,000 people)

      The graph above illustrates the number of daily crimes in Denver, CO per 100,000 people. In Denver, the total number of daily crimes is 1.69 times more than the Colorado average and 2.35 times more than the national average. The number of daily violent crimes in Denver is 2.03 times more than the Colorado average and 2.21 times more than the national average. With regards to property crimes, Denver has a daily crime rate that is 1.64 times more than the Colorado average and 2.37 times more than the national average.

      How Safe is Denver (higher is better)

      What are the odds that you'll be safer in Denver, Colorado compared to other areas of Colorado, as well as the rest of America? When it comes down to it, is Denver safe? In the graphs above, it shows that Denver is safer than 3% of Colorado cities, and 3% compared to all other cities across America. These statistics are calculated by taking a closer look at each city's crime rate in Colorado, as well as the rest of the US. It is then determined which cities see less crime than Denver. At this time, Denver sees a below average rate of crime in comparison to other United States cities.

      Chance of Being A Victim of Crime in Denver

      The chance of being a victim of violent crime in Denver is 1 in 117
      The chance of being a victim of property crime in Denver is 1 in 22
      The chance of being a victim of crime in Denver is 1 in 19
      How likely are you to become a victim of crime? In Denver, Colorado you have a 1 in 117 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 22 chance of becoming a victim. Property crimes include burglary, theft and vehicle theft. Overall, you have a 1 in 19 chance of becoming a victim of crime in Denver.

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

      The year over year crime rate per 100,000 people for Denver is an accurate tool for tracking the rise and fall of crime, and in determining if living in Denver has become safer or more dangerous. The year over year data displayed in the graph shows that violent crimes have increased by 15% in Denver, while property crimes in Denver have increased by 24%. Total crime has increased by 23% year over year.

      Denver police department

      ItemDenverColoradoNational
      Law enforcement employees (officers & civilians)1,6309,049558,732
      Police officers & civilians /1000 residents2.69.63.3
      There are a total of 1,630 Denver police officers. This results in 2.6 police officers per 1,000 residents which is 72.9% less than the Colorado average and 20.2% less 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
      Inverness, CO1,18959398457
      Genesee, CO3,62581540620
      Holly Hills, CO2,684107716823
      Indian Hills, CO1,335113758871
      Meridian, CO3,3271359021,037
      Bow Mar, CO1,04701,0431,043
      Superior, CO12,9281611,0801,241
      Denver, CO663,3038584,6495,507

      Cities with similar population

      City, StatePopulationViolent crime/100k peopleProperty crime/100k peopleTotal crime/100k people
      Washington, DC659,0099583,4314,389
      Boston, MA658,2796241,8662,491
      Boston, MA658,2796071,7592,366
      Seattle, WA668,8496264,8735,499
      Memphis, TN655,8572,3525,5617,913
      Denver, CO663,3038584,6495,507
      Source: The Denver, CO crime data displayed above is derived from the FBI's uniform crime reports for the year of 2020. 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.