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Total crime 6%
Violent crime 39%
Property crime 0%
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 peopleFort Collins/100k peopleColorado/100k peopleNational/100k people
Total crime4,093n/a (estimate)2,4343,0692,580
Murder3n/a1.83.75.0
Rape28n/a16.771.542.6
Robbery39n/a23.266.786.2
Assault322n/a191.5255.4246.8
Violent crime392n/a (estimate)233397381
Burglary357n/a212.3375.2376.0
Theft3,163n/a1,880.91,915.91,594.6
Vehicle theft181n/a107.6380.5228.9
Property crime3,701n/a (estimate)2,2012,6722,200

Key findings

  • Fort Collins crime rates are 6% lower than the national average
  • Violent crimes in Fort Collins are 39% lower than the national average
  • In Fort Collins you have a 1 in 42 chance of becoming a victim of crime
  • Fort Collins is safer than 42% of the cities in the United States
  • Year over year crime in Fort Collins has decreased by 12%

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The Fort Collins crime map provides a detailed overview of all crimes in Fort Collins 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 Fort Collins crime heat map offers insight into the total crimes on a block group level.

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      Daily Crime In Fort Collins (per 100,000 people)

      The chart above shows the number of daily crimes in Fort Collins, CO per 100,000 people. In Fort Collins, the number of daily crimes is projected to be 1.26 times less than the Colorado average and 1.06 times less than the national average. The average number of daily violent crimes in Fort Collins is 1.70 times less than the Colorado average and 1.63 times less than the daily national average. With regards to property crimes, Fort Collins has a daily crime rate that is 1.21 times less than the Colorado average and 1.00 times more than the overall daily national average.

      How Safe is Fort Collins (higher is better)

      Is Fort Collins safe in comparison to other cities in the state of Colorado as well as in comparison to the rest of the areas across the United States. Using the gauges above, which compare crime in Fort Collins to other cities in the state and across the country, Fort Collins is 52% safer than other cities of Colorado and 42% safer than other cities in the nation. Fort Collins has a ranks below average in comparison to other cities in the country.

      Chance of Being A Victim of Crime in Fort Collins

      The chance of being a victim of violent crime in Fort Collins is 1 in 429
      The chance of being a victim of property crime in Fort Collins is 1 in 46
      The chance of being a victim of crime in Fort Collins is 1 in 42
      Are you curious to know the likelihood of suffering from a crime in Fort Collins? If you reside in Fort Collins, the likelihood that you will become a victim of a violent crime is 1 in 429. Violent crimes include: murder, sexual assault, robbery, and physical assault. There is a 1 in 46 change that you will become a victim of a property crime. These sorts of crimes against personal property include: burglary, theft, and auto theft. In total, the likelihood of being victimized by a crime in Fort Collins, is 1 in 42.

      Year Over Year Crime In Fort Collins (per 100,000 people)

      The year over year change in crime per 100,000 people helps to understand whether crime in Fort Collins, CO is on the rise or declining. The violent crime rate in Fort Collins has increased by 6%, while the property crime rate in Fort Collins has decreased by 13% year over year. Summing up the numbers, Fort Collins has decreased by 12% with regards to total crimes year over year.

      Fort Collins police department

      ItemFort CollinsColoradoNational
      Law enforcement employees (officers & civilians)2749,049558,732
      Police officers & civilians /1000 residents1.89.63.3
      There are a total of 274 Fort Collins police officers. This results in 1.8 police officers per 1,000 residents which is 80.7% less than the Colorado average and 43.4% 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
      Windsor, CO21,15423616639
      Severance, CO3,6033598081,167
      Laporte, CO2,3521771,1911,368
      Loveland, CO73,3602572,2372,494
      Timnath, CO2,023242,5872,611
      Wellington, CO7,4093592,4182,777
      Fort Collins, CO157,2512332,2012,434

      Cities with similar population

      City, StatePopulationViolent crime/100k peopleProperty crime/100k peopleTotal crime/100k people
      Palmdale, CA156,8233741,5441,917
      McKinney, TX156,8211521,0451,196
      Salinas, CA155,8896192,7143,332
      Peoria, AZ158,6772281,9042,132
      Cary, NC155,822629771,039
      Fort Collins, CO157,2512332,2012,434
      Source: The Fort Collins, 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.