Annual Crime In Golden (2018)

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.
In the event that crime data for this area is not available from the FBI, estimates are used. The estimates are based on demographic data including, but not limited to: home prices, income per capita and population density.
StatisticReportedincidents/100k peopleGolden/100k peopleColorado/100k peopleNational/100k people
Total crime581n/a (estimate)2,7983,0692,580
StatisticReportedincidents/100k peopleGolden/100k peopleColorado/100k peopleNational/100k people
Murder0n/a0.03.75.0
Rape16n/a77.071.542.6
Robbery2n/a9.666.786.2
Assault26n/a125.2255.4246.8
Violent crime44n/a (estimate)212397381
Burglary49n/a235.9375.2376.0
Theft441n/a2,123.51,915.91,594.6
Vehicle theft47n/a226.3380.5228.9
Property crime537n/a (estimate)2,5862,6722,200

Key findings

  • Golden crime rates are 8% 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 39% of the cities in the United States
  • Year over year crime in Golden has increased by 13%

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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 1.10 times less than the Colorado average and 1.08 times more than the national average. The number of daily violent crimes in Golden is 1.87 times less than the Colorado average and 1.80 times less than the national average. With regards to property crimes, Golden has a daily crime rate that is 1.03 times less than the Colorado average and 1.18 times more than the national average.

      How Safe is Golden (higher is better)

      When comparing the safety of Golden compared to every other city in Colorado, as well as the entirety of the United States, the gauges found above illustrate that Golden ranks safer than 46% of every city located within Colorado along with 39% 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 increased by 41%, while the property crime rate in Golden has increased by 11% year over year. Summing up the numbers, Golden has increased by 13% 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
      Columbine Valley, CO1,1900408408
      Upper Bear Creek, CO1,22756375431
      Coal Creek, CO1,82156375431
      Genesee, CO3,62576509585
      Kittredge, CO1,11879528607
      Floyd Hill, CO1,06386577663
      Cherry Hills Village, CO6,4140697697
      Golden, CO20,2682122,5862,798

      Cities with similar population

      City, StatePopulationViolent crime/100k peopleProperty crime/100k peopleTotal crime/100k people
      Shelby, NC20,2594933,2543,747
      Holtsville, NY20,2582981,2251,522
      South St. Paul, MN20,2812272,4932,720
      Cockeysville, MD20,2475012,1732,675
      Cumberland, MD20,2907474,5055,252
      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 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.