Total crime NAT. AVG.
Violent crime NAT. AVG.
Property crime NAT. AVG.
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Date & Last Updated: This data reflects the 2022 calendar year and was released from the FBI in September, 2023; this is the most current data available.
StatisticReportedincidents/100k peopleLittleton/100k peopleColorado/100k peopleNational/100k people
Total crime1,567n/a (estimate)3,4963,6402,324
Violent crime110n/a (estimate)245493370
Vehicle theft307n/a684.9785.7282.7
Property crime1,457n/a (estimate)3,2513,1481,954

An Overview of Crime Rates in Littleton, CO

Crime can be categorized into two primary types: violent and property crimes. Violent crimes encompass offenses such as murder, rape, robbery, and assault, whereas property crimes involve acts like burglary, theft, and vehicle theft. The overall crime rate in Littleton is 50.4% higher than the national average. Specifically, there were 110 violent crimes reported in Littleton, equivalent to 245 per 100,000 residents, which is lower than the national average by 33.6%. Additionally, Littleton recorded 1457 property crimes, amounting to 3251 per 100,000 people, higher than the national average by 66.3%.

The surge in vehicle thefts is a concerning trend across the United States, and Littleton is no exception, experiencing one of the nation's highest vehicle theft rates. Last year, Littleton reported a total of 307 vehicle thefts, resulting in 685 stolen vehicles per 100,000 people. This places the city in the lowest 10% tier among all cities, indicating that 90% of cities have less stolen vehicles. The probability of a vehicle being stolen stands at 1 in 146, underscoring the need for heightened vigilance and security measures.

What Do the Locals Say About Crime in Littleton?

AreaVibes surveyed 28 local residents in Littleton to gauge the safety of the area. Based on the results, 64% of people answered that there was very little crime in Littleton and that they felt very comfortable walking alone at night. Another 36% of people responded that there was far too much crime and they would be hesitant to walk the streets alone at night. Keep in mind that the opinions of residents may vary depending on which area they live in.

Is Littleton a Safe Place to Live?

To get a feel for the safety of living in Littleton, it's essential to analyze both the overall crime rate and the daily incident count. Littleton presents a total crime rate that is 50% higher than the national average per 100,000 residents. Consequently, Littleton experiences an average of 4.29 daily crimes, comprising 0.3 violent incidents and 3.99 property-related offenses. This evaluation offers a comprehensive understanding of the safety landscape, aiding individuals in making informed decisions when considering relocation.

Has Crime in Littleton Increased Since Last Year?

Examining year-over-year crime data provides insights into short-term trends with regards to the crime activity in Littleton. This analysis involves comparing crime rates from one year to the next, enabling the identification of patterns and fluctuations in crime. Such information proves invaluable to residents seeking to make well-informed decisions about their choice of residence. In the most recent year, compared to the previous one, total crime in Littleton has increased by 3.3%. Specifically, violent crime has increased by 48.7%, while property crime has increased by 1%. This data empowers individuals with a clearer understanding of the evolving safety landscape in Littleton.

Potential Causes for Crime in Littleton

Highly populated regions typically encompass expansive urban hubs teeming with diverse economic prospects. Within these areas, income inequality can be exacerbated, giving rise to enclaves of poverty amid affluence. Communities marked by economic disparities may contend with heightened property crimes, and in certain instances, violent crimes. Conversely, regions characterized by low population density often exhibit lower Littleton crime rates. For instance, in Littleton, the population density stands at 3661.5 people per square mile, diverging from the national average of 90.6 people per square mile.

The level of education within a community can impact crime rates. Higher educational attainment often correlates with lower crime rates, as it provides individuals with better job opportunities and alternatives to criminal behavior. While lower educational achievement rates tend to lead to higher crime rates. In Littleton, 91.4% of people have completed high school, while 83% of people have completed high school nationally.

High rental costs can limit economic mobility, making it difficult for individuals to save money, invest in education, or access better job opportunities. This can perpetuate a cycle of poverty and increase the risk of involvement in criminal activities. In summary, high rental costs can create economic challenges, overcrowding, and neighborhood dynamics that may increase the likelihood of certain types of crime, particularly property crimes. In Littleton, the average rental rates are $1,359 per month, compared to the national average of $949.

Littleton crime map

The Littleton crime map provides a detailed overview of all crimes in Littleton as reported by the local law enforcement agencies. Based on the color coded legend above, the crime map outlines the areas with lower crime compared to the areas with higher crime. The Littleton crime heat map offers insight into the total crimes on a block group level. Please note that the red areas on the Littleton crime map does not always indicate that it is a dangerous area for its residents. Areas on the heat map could be inflated if they are located in high traffic areas like airports, sports centers or large parks. Other areas on the heat map could see increased crime rates if they are located in major tourist areas like the downtown core.
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      Crime Quick Facts

      • Littleton crime rates are 50% higher than the national average
      • Violent crimes in Littleton are 34% lower than the national average
      • In Littleton you have a 1 in 29 chance of becoming a victim of crime
      • Littleton is safer than 29% of the cities in the United States
      • Year over year crime in Littleton has increased by 7%

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        Daily Crime In Littleton (per 100,000 people)

        The chart above shows the number of daily crimes in Littleton, CO per 100,000 people. In Littleton, the number of daily crimes is projected to be 1.04 times less than the Colorado average and 1.50 times more than the national average. The average number of daily violent crimes in Littleton is 2.01 times less than the Colorado average and 1.51 times less than the daily national average. With regards to property crimes, Littleton has a daily crime rate that is 1.03 times more than the Colorado average and 1.66 times more than the overall daily national average.

        How Safe is Littleton (higher is better)

        Compared to the other cities in Colorado and all other cities across the US, is Littleton safe? From the gauges displayed above, you will notice that Littleton is safer than 43% of other cities in the state of Colorado. In addition, Littleton is safer than 29% of cities in the entire United States. To achieve these results, all Colorado and United States cities were analyzed to determine how many locations had a lower crime rate than Littleton. By studying this data, it was possible to determine that Littleton is below average in safety when compared with other United States cities.

        Chance of Being A Victim of Crime in Littleton

        The chance of being a victim of violent crime in Littleton is 1 in 408
        The chance of being a victim of property crime in Littleton is 1 in 31
        The chance of being a victim of crime in Littleton is 1 in 29
        Are you curious to know the likelihood of suffering from a crime in Littleton? If you reside in Littleton, the likelihood that you will become a victim of a violent crime is 1 in 408. Violent crimes include: murder, sexual assault, robbery, and physical assault. There is a 1 in 31 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 Littleton, is 1 in 29.

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

        The year over year change in crime per 100,000 people helps to understand whether crime in Littleton, CO is on the rise or declining. The violent crime rate in Littleton has increased by 54%, while the property crime rate in Littleton has increased by 5% year over year. Summing up the numbers, Littleton has increased by 7% with regards to total crimes year over year.

        Littleton police department

        Item Littleton Colorado National
        Law enforcement employees (officers & civilians)939,049558,732
        Police officers & civilians /1000 residents2.29.63.3
        There are a total of 93 Littleton police officers. This results in 2.2 police officers per 1,000 residents which is 77.5% less than the Colorado average and 33.8% less than the National average.

        Sex offenders in Colorado

        State Total offenders Colorado /100K National /100K
        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 Population Violent crime/100k people Property crime/100k people Total crime/100k people
        Inverness, CO1,86369442511
        Bow Mar, CO96969442511
        Columbine Valley, CO1,49869442511
        Genesee, CO4,09994600693
        Holly Hills, CO2,815124795919
        Castle Pines Village, CO4,558128818945
        Indian Hills, CO1,363132842974
        Littleton, CO46,2082453,2513,496

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        City Population Violent crime/100k people Property crime/100k people Total crime/100k people
        Horizon West, FL46,2041448701,014
        Potomac, MD46,256172706878
        Everett, MA46,2753501,3531,703
        Huntington, WV46,1396322,7973,429
        Titusville, FL46,3075391,7952,334
        Littleton, CO46,2082453,2513,496
        Source: The Littleton, CO crime data displayed above is derived from the FBI's uniform crime reports for the year of 2022. 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.