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Total crime 140%
Violent crime 21%
Property crime 162%
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 peopleLa Junta/100k peopleColorado/100k peopleNational/100k people
Total crime418n/a (estimate)5,9862,9722,489
Murder1n/a14.33.85.0
Rape15n/a214.867.242.6
Robbery3n/a43.063.681.6
Assault13n/a186.2246.3250.2
Violent crime32n/a (estimate)458381379
Burglary83n/a1,188.6348.4340.5
Theft279n/a3,995.41,858.31,549.5
Vehicle theft24n/a343.7384.0219.9
Property crime386n/a (estimate)5,5282,5912,110

Key findings

  • La Junta crime rates are 140% higher than the national average
  • Violent crimes in La Junta are 21% higher than the national average
  • In La Junta you have a 1 in 17 chance of becoming a victim of crime
  • La Junta is safer than 11% of the cities in the United States
  • Year over year crime in La Junta has increased by 14%

La Junta crime map

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

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      Daily Crime In La Junta (per 100,000 people)

      The chart above shows the number of daily crimes in La Junta, CO per 100,000 people. In La Junta, the number of daily crimes is projected to be 2.01 times more than the Colorado average and 2.40 times more than the national average. The average number of daily violent crimes in La Junta is 1.20 times more than the Colorado average and 1.21 times more than the daily national average. With regards to property crimes, La Junta has a daily crime rate that is 2.13 times more than the Colorado average and 2.62 times more than the overall daily national average.

      How Safe is La Junta (higher is better)

      What are the odds that you'll be safer in La Junta, Colorado compared to other areas of Colorado, as well as the rest of America? When it comes down to it, is La Junta safe? In the graphs above, it shows that La Junta is safer than 12% of Colorado cities, and 11% compared to all other cities across America. These statistics are calculated by taking a closer look at each city's crime rate in Colorado, as well as the rest of the US. It is then determined which cities see less crime than La Junta. At this time, La Junta sees a below average rate of crime in comparison to other United States cities.

      Chance of Being A Victim of Crime in La Junta

      The chance of being a victim of violent crime in La Junta is 1 in 219
      The chance of being a victim of property crime in La Junta is 1 in 19
      The chance of being a victim of crime in La Junta is 1 in 17
      Are you curious to know the likelihood of suffering from a crime in La Junta? If you reside in La Junta, the likelihood that you will become a victim of a violent crime is 1 in 219. Violent crimes include: murder, sexual assault, robbery, and physical assault. There is a 1 in 19 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 La Junta, is 1 in 17.

      Year Over Year Crime In La Junta (per 100,000 people)

      The year over year change in crime per 100,000 people helps to understand whether crime in La Junta, CO is on the rise or declining. The violent crime rate in La Junta has decreased by 7%, while the property crime rate in La Junta has increased by 16% year over year. Summing up the numbers, La Junta has increased by 14% with regards to total crimes year over year.

      La Junta police department

      ItemLa JuntaColoradoNational
      Law enforcement employees (officers & civilians)209,049558,732
      Police officers & civilians /1000 residents2.89.63.3
      There are a total of 20 La Junta police officers. This results in 2.8 police officers per 1,000 residents which is 70.9% less than the Colorado average and 14.4% 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
      Rocky Ford, CO3,8582901,9742,264
      Swink, CO7555843,9734,557
      Cheraw, CO1946164,1874,803
      North La Junta, CO4196164,1874,803
      La Junta, CO6,9784585,5285,986

      Cities with similar population

      City, StatePopulationViolent crime/100k peopleProperty crime/100k peopleTotal crime/100k people
      Castroville, CA6,9785272,7863,313
      Norwich, NY6,9794252,8263,252
      Litchfield, IL6,9761043,4143,518
      Strathmore, NJ6,9751459341,079
      Winters, CA6,9741491,5601,709
      La Junta, CO6,9784585,5285,986
      Source: The La Junta, 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.