Reported Annual Crime In Golden

StatisticReportedincidents/100k peopleGolden/100k peopleColorado/100k peopleNational/100k people
Total crime623n/a (estimate)2,9743,0702,745
StatisticReportedincidents/100k peopleGolden/100k peopleColorado/100k peopleNational/100k people
Murder1n/a4.83.95.3
Rape7n/a33.468.841.7
Robbery3n/a14.368.498.0
Assault12n/a57.3226.9248.9
Violent crime23n/a (estimate)110368383
Burglary62n/a296.0406.9430.4
Theft485n/a2,315.31,904.91,694.4
Vehicle theft53n/a253.0389.9237.4
Property crime600n/a (estimate)2,8642,7022,362
A general overview of all the annual reported crimes in Golden, CO is displayed above. The data has been arranged to make it easier to find both the gross total of reported crimes and the number of crimes reported per 100,000 people in Golden, CO. These statistics are further divided into two distinct categories (violent crimes and property crimes) to provide more insight to how prevalent crime is in the area. You'll find that the rate of crime in Golden, CO averages 3% lower than the rest of Colorado while the rate of crime on a national scale is 8% higher than. You'll find that the occurrence of violent crime in Golden, CO is 70% lower than the average rate of crime in Colorado and 71% lower than the rest of the nation. Similarly, crime involving property stands 6% higher than the remainder of the state of Colorado and 21% higher than the nation's average. Both of these statistics relate to how safe residents and businesses are while performing everyday activities in the Golden, CO area.

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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 low crime compared to the areas with high crime. The Golden crime heat map offers insight into the total crimes on a block group level.

Did you know?

  • The overall crime rate in Golden is 8% higher than the national average.
  • For every 100,000 people, there are 8.15 daily crimes that occur in Golden.
  • Golden is safer than 53% of the cities in the United States.
  • In Golden you have a 1 in 34 chance of becoming a victim of any crime.
  • The number of total year over year crimes in Golden has increased by 35%.

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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. For comparison purposes, the number of daily crimes is also reported for Colorado and on a national level. In Golden, CO the total number of daily crimes is 1.03 times less than the Colorado average and 1.08 times more than the national average. The number of daily violent crimes in Golden, CO is 3.35 times less than the Colorado average and 3.49 times less than the national average. With regards to property crimes, Golden, CO has a daily crime rate that is 1.06 times more than the Colorado average and 1.21 times more than the national average.

How Safe is Golden (higher is better)

When comparing the safety of Golden, CO compared to every other city in Colorado as well as the entirety of the United States, the gauges found above illustrate that Golden, CO ranks safer than 55% of every city located within Colorado along with 53% 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. It is then established the total amount of cities that have a lower crime rate than Golden, CO. As a result, Golden, CO is ranked above average when compared to the majority of 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 911
The chance of being a victim of property crime in Golden is 1 in 35
The chance of being a victim of crime in Golden is 1 in 34
Are you interested in knowing the odds that you will be a crime victim in Golden, CO? Just look at the above illustrations to see what your chances are of becoming a victim of any crime, such as property crime or violent crime, in this city. In Golden, CO, you have a 1 in 911 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 35. These crimes include theft, vehicle theft, and burglary. Your overall chance of being a victim of crime in Golden, CO is 1 in 34.

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

The year over year change in crime helps to understand whether crime in Golden, CO is on the rise or declining. Analysts use this measure in order to eliminate the effect of changes in crime by the season. Year over year change in crime is shown for violent, property and total crimes per 100,000 people in the graph above. Clearly, the violent crime rate in Golden, CO has decreased by 20%, while the property crime rate in Golden, CO has increased by 39% year over year. Summing up the numbers, Golden, CO has increased by 35% 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
Colorado11,041247222
There are a total of 11,041 sex offenders in Colorado. This yields a total of 247 sex offenders in Colorado per 100,000 residents which is 11% greater than the national average.

Nearby Cities With Low Crime Rates

City, StatePopulationViolent crime/100k peopleProperty crime/100k peopleTotal crime/100k people
Cherry Hills Village, CO6,41430374404
Coal Creek, CO1,82152379431
Upper Bear Creek, CO1,22752379431
Bow Mar, CO1,0470509509
Genesee, CO3,62570515585
Kittredge, CO1,11873534607
Floyd Hill, CO1,06380584663
Golden, CO20,2681102,8642,974

Cities with similar population

City, StatePopulationViolent crime/100k peopleProperty crime/100k peopleTotal crime/100k people
Shelby, NC20,2594753,3213,796
Holtsville, NY20,2583041,2881,591
South St. Paul, MN20,2813712,5652,936
Cockeysville, MD20,2475352,3762,910
Cumberland, MD20,2907566,2497,005
Golden, CO20,2681102,8642,974
Source: The Golden, CO crime data displayed above is derived from the FBI's uniform crime reports for the year of 2016. 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.