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Total crime 12%
Violent crime 44%
Property crime 23%
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.
StatisticReportedincidents/100k peopleGolden/100k peopleColorado/100k peopleNational/100k people
Total crime581n/a (estimate)2,7982,9722,489
Murder0n/a0.03.85.0
Rape16n/a77.067.242.6
Robbery2n/a9.663.681.6
Assault26n/a125.2246.3250.2
Violent crime44n/a (estimate)212381379
Burglary49n/a235.9348.4340.5
Theft441n/a2,123.51,858.31,549.5
Vehicle theft47n/a226.3384.0219.9
Property crime537n/a (estimate)2,5862,5912,110

Key findings

  • Golden crime rates are 12% higher than the national average
  • Violent crimes in Golden are 44% lower than the national average
  • In Golden you have a 1 in 36 chance of becoming a victim of crime
  • Golden is safer than 37% of the cities in the United States
  • Year over year crime in Golden has not changed

Golden crime map

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

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      Daily Crime In Golden (per 100,000 people)

      The graph above illustrates the number of daily crimes in Golden, CO per 100,000 people. In Golden, the total number of daily crimes is 1.06 times less than the Colorado average and 1.12 times more than the national average. The number of daily violent crimes in Golden is 1.80 times less than the Colorado average and 1.79 times less than the national average. With regards to property crimes, Golden has a daily crime rate that is 1.00 times less than the Colorado average and 1.23 times more than the national average.

      How Safe is Golden (higher is better)

      When comparing the safety of Golden to every other city in Colorado, as well as the entirety of the United States, is Golden safe? The gauges above illustrate that Golden is safer than 41% of every city located within Colorado along with 37% 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, Golden, CO is ranked below average when compared to the rest of the US cities.

      Chance of Being A Victim of Crime in Golden

      The chance of being a victim of violent crime in Golden is 1 in 473
      The chance of being a victim of property crime in Golden is 1 in 39
      The chance of being a victim of crime in Golden is 1 in 36
      Interested in knowing the odds that you will be a crime victim in Golden? In Golden, you have a 1 in 473 chance of falling victim to a violent crime, such as rape, robbery, assault, or even murder. In terms of property crime, your chances of being a victim are 1 in 39. These crimes include theft, vehicle theft, and burglary. Your overall chance of being a victim of crime in Golden, CO is 1 in 36.

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

      The year over year change in crime per 100,000 people helps to understand whether crime in Golden, CO is on the rise or declining. The violent crime rate in Golden has not changed, while the property crime rate in Golden has not changed year over year. Summing up the numbers, Golden has not changed with regards to total crimes year over year.

      Golden police department

      ItemGoldenColoradoNational
      Law enforcement employees (officers & civilians)579,049558,732
      Police officers & civilians /1000 residents3.09.63.3
      There are a total of 57 Golden police officers. This results in 3.0 police officers per 1,000 residents which is 69.1% less than the Colorado average and 9.2% 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
      Upper Bear Creek, CO1,22753364417
      Coal Creek, CO1,82153364417
      Columbine Valley, CO1,1900461461
      Genesee, CO3,62573494566
      Kittredge, CO1,11875512588
      Floyd Hill, CO1,06382560642
      Indian Hills, CO1,335102693795
      Golden, CO20,2682122,5862,798

      Cities with similar population

      City, StatePopulationViolent crime/100k peopleProperty crime/100k peopleTotal crime/100k people
      Shelby, NC20,2594853,0753,561
      Holtsville, NY20,2583051,1681,473
      South St. Paul, MN20,2812282,3872,616
      Cockeysville, MD20,2474852,0852,570
      Cumberland, MD20,2907824,4985,279
      Golden, CO20,2682122,5862,798
      Source: The Golden, 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.