Reported Annual Crime In La Junta

StatisticReportedincidents/100k peopleLa Junta/100k peopleColorado/100k peopleNational/100k people
Total crime439n/a (estimate)6,3623,0702,745
StatisticReportedincidents/100k peopleLa Junta/100k peopleColorado/100k peopleNational/100k people
Murder0n/a0.03.95.3
Rape15n/a217.468.841.7
Robbery1n/a14.568.498.0
Assault19n/a275.4226.9248.9
Violent crime35n/a (estimate)507368383
Burglary78n/a1,130.4406.9430.4
Theft300n/a4,347.81,904.91,694.4
Vehicle theft26n/a376.8389.9237.4
Property crime404n/a (estimate)5,8552,7022,362

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The table above illustrates an overview of the annual crime reported in La Junta, CO. These figures on reported criminal activity in La Junta, CO, based on a reported crime per 100,000 citizens, is shown in order to compare these rates across disparate categories. You will notice that the crimes collected here, for comparison purposes, have been separated between violent crimes and those involving or threatening property. According to the annual crime data, the crime rate in La Junta, CO is 107% higher than the average of the whole of the state of Colorado, and when compared with the national average, is 132% higher than. When looking at violent crimes, La Junta, CO has 38% higher than violent crime rate than Colorado average, while remaining 32% higher than the national average. In property crime, La Junta, CO is 117% higher than the average of Colorado and is 148% higher than the national average.
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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 low crime compared to the areas with high crime. The La Junta crime heat map offers insight into the total crimes on a block group level.

Did you know?

  • The overall crime rate in La Junta is 132% higher than the national average.
  • For every 100,000 people, there are 17.43 daily crimes that occur in La Junta.
  • La Junta is safer than 11% of the cities in the United States.
  • In La Junta you have a 1 in 16 chance of becoming a victim of any crime.
  • The number of total year over year crimes in La Junta has increased by 7%.

Compare La Junta, CO Crime To Other Cities

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 individuals. The total number of daily crimes is also reported for Colorado and on a national scale. In La Junta, CO the entire number of daily crimes is accurately recorded at 2.07 times more than the Colorado average and 2.32 times more than the national average. The typical number of daily violent crimes in La Junta, CO is 1.38 times more than the Colorado average and 1.32 times more than the calculated daily national average. With regards to recent property crimes, La Junta, CO has a constant daily crime rate that is 2.17 times more than the Colorado average and 2.48 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, CO compared to other areas of Colorado, as well as the rest of America? In the included graphs, it's depicted that La Junta, CO safer than 11% when compared to other Colorado cities, and 11% compared to all other cities across America. These statistics are derived from 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, CO. At this time, La Junta, CO 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 198
The chance of being a victim of property crime in La Junta is 1 in 18
The chance of being a victim of crime in La Junta is 1 in 16
Are you curious to know the likelihood of suffering from a crime in La Junta, CO? The graphics above display the likelihood of becoming victimized by an illegal act such as a crime including violence or property damage. If you reside in La Junta, CO, the likelihood that you will suffer a violent crime is 1 in 198. These sorts of violent crimes include murder, sexual assault, robbery, and physical assault. Illegal actions against property are represented by a likelihood of 1 in 18 that you become a victim. 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, CO is 1 in 16.

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

The year over year change in crime helps to understand whether crime in La Junta, 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 La Junta, CO has increased by 170%, while the property crime rate in La Junta, CO has increased by 2% year over year. Summing up the numbers, La Junta, CO has increased by 7% 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
Colorado11,041247222
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
Rocky Ford, CO3,8582802,0592,339
Swink, CO7555644,1434,707
Cheraw, CO1945954,3664,961
North La Junta, CO4195954,3664,961
La Junta, CO6,9785075,8556,362

Cities with similar population

City, StatePopulationViolent crime/100k peopleProperty crime/100k peopleTotal crime/100k people
Castroville, CA6,9785372,9843,521
Norwich, NY6,9793822,7783,160
Litchfield, IL6,9761183,5053,624
Strathmore, NJ6,9751601,0881,248
Cortland, OH6,97415672687
La Junta, CO6,9785075,8556,362
Source: The La Junta, CO crime data displayed above is derived from the FBI's uniform crime reports for the year of 2017. 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.
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