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Total crime 28%
Violent crime 28%
Property crime 38%
Date & Last Updated: This data reflects the 2019 calendar year and was released from the FBI in September, 2020; this is the most current data available.
Crime data for this area is not available from the FBI. Either data from local enforcement agencies is applied or estimates are created based on demographic data including, but not limited to: home prices, income per capita and population density.
StatisticReportedincidentsUniversity/100k peopleDenver/100k peopleColorado/100k peopleNational/100k people
Total crime32,7473,182 (estimate)4,4922,9722,489
Murder67n/a9.23.85.0
Rape713n/a97.867.242.6
Robbery1,205n/a165.363.681.6
Assault3,474n/a476.6246.3250.2
Violent crime5,459273 (estimate)749381379
Burglary3,967n/a544.2348.4340.5
Theft18,027n/a2,473.01,858.31,549.5
Vehicle theft5,294n/a726.3384.0219.9
Property crime27,2882,909 (estimate)3,7442,5912,110

Key findings

  • University crime rates are 28% higher than the national average
  • Violent crimes in University are 28% lower than the national average
  • In University you have a 1 in 32 chance of becoming a victim of crime
  • University is safer than 79% of the cities in Colorado
  • Year over year crime in Denver has increased by 2%

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      Daily Crime In University (per 100,000 people)

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      Chance of Being A Victim of Crime in University

      The chance of being a victim of violent crime in University is 1 in 367
      The chance of being a victim of property crime in University is 1 in 35
      The chance of being a victim of crime in University is 1 in 32

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

      Denver police department

      ItemUniversityDenverColorado
      Law enforcement employees (officers & civilians)n/a1,6309,049
      Police officers & civilians /1000 residentsn/a2.69.6

      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, CO1,18953364417
      Columbine Valley, CO1,1900461461
      Holly Hills, CO2,68496654751
      Meridian, CO3,327121825946
      Bow Mar, CO1,04701,0431,043
      Castle Pines, CO10,3891459871,132
      Cherry Creek, CO12,0531459871,132
      Denver, CO663,3037493,7444,492

      Cities with similar population

      City, StatePopulationViolent crime/100k peopleProperty crime/100k peopleTotal crime/100k people
      Washington, DC659,0099774,2465,223
      Boston, MA658,2796222,0162,639
      Seattle, WA668,8495854,4965,081
      Memphis, TN655,8571,9016,1288,030
      El Paso, TX678,0583531,5111,864
      Denver, CO663,3037493,7444,492
      Source: The University, Denver, CO crime data displayed above is derived from the FBI's uniform crime reports for the year of 2019. 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.