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Total crime 71%
Violent crime 92%
Property crime 67%
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 peopleDenver/100k peopleColorado/100k peopleNational/100k people
Total crime31,726n/a (estimate)4,4023,0692,580
Murder65n/a9.03.75.0
Rape717n/a99.571.542.6
Robbery1,211n/a168.066.786.2
Assault3,269n/a453.6255.4246.8
Violent crime5,262n/a (estimate)730397381
Burglary3,982n/a552.5375.2376.0
Theft17,207n/a2,387.41,915.91,594.6
Vehicle theft5,275n/a731.9380.5228.9
Property crime26,464n/a (estimate)3,6722,6722,200

Key findings

  • Denver crime rates are 71% higher than the national average
  • Violent crimes in Denver are 92% higher than the national average
  • In Denver you have a 1 in 23 chance of becoming a victim of crime
  • Denver is safer than 7% of the cities in the United States
  • Year over year crime in Denver has increased by 4%

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 1.43 times more than the Colorado average and 1.71 times more than the national average. The number of daily violent crimes in Denver is 1.84 times more than the Colorado average and 1.92 times more than the national average. With regards to property crimes, Denver has a daily crime rate that is 1.37 times more than the Colorado average and 1.67 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 6% of Colorado cities, and 7% 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 137
      The chance of being a victim of property crime in Denver is 1 in 28
      The chance of being a victim of crime in Denver is 1 in 23
      How likely are you to become a victim of crime? In Denver, Colorado you have a 1 in 137 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 28 chance of becoming a victim. Property crimes include burglary, theft and vehicle theft. Overall, you have a 1 in 23 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 11% in Denver, while property crimes in Denver have increased by 2%. Total crime has increased by 4% 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
      Columbine Valley, CO1,1900408408
      Inverness, CO1,18956375431
      Genesee, CO3,62576509585
      Cherry Hills Village, CO6,4140697697
      Holly Hills, CO2,684100675775
      Indian Hills, CO1,335106715821
      Bow Mar, CO1,0470916916
      Denver, CO663,3037303,6724,402

      Cities with similar population

      City, StatePopulationViolent crime/100k peopleProperty crime/100k peopleTotal crime/100k people
      Washington, DC659,0099414,2705,211
      Boston, MA658,2796222,0162,639
      Seattle, WA668,8496805,1495,829
      Memphis, TN655,8571,9436,4068,349
      El Paso, TX678,0583711,5061,877
      Denver, CO663,3037303,6724,402
      Source: The Denver, 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.