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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 peopleManitou Springs/100k peopleColorado/100k peopleNational/100k people
Total crime116n/a (estimate)2,4263,6402,324
Violent crime14n/a (estimate)293493370
Vehicle theft12n/a250.9785.7282.7
Property crime102n/a (estimate)2,1333,1481,954

An Overview of Crime Rates in Manitou Springs, CO

The Manitou Springs crime rates are 4.4% higher than the national average. There are two main categories of crime - violent crime and property crime. Violent crime consists of murder, rape, robbery and assault, while property crimes include burglary, theft and vehicle theft. There were a total of 14 violent crimes in Manitou Springs (293 per 100,000 people), which is 20.8% lower than the national average and there were a total of 102 property crimes (2133 per 100,000 residents) which is 9.1% higher than average.

In terms of the total Manitou Springs crime rate per 100,000 people, it falls within the midrange when compared to other cities across the United States. Our analysis of total crimes, encompassing both violent and property offenses in Manitou Springs, revealed that the reported crime rates closely align with the nationwide average reported by other areas.

Manitou Springs showcased a dedication to violent crime safety in its latest reported crime year by achieving a murder rate of 0. This accomplishment could indicate that it is a safe place for residents, but also provides a shining example to other urban areas endeavoring to create safer communities.

Manitou Springs has a property crime rate that closely mirrors the national average. There were a total of 2133 property crimes in Manitou Springs, while the national average was 1954 per 100,000 people. This results in the area being no safer or more dangerous than the average city.

What Do the Locals Say About Crime in Manitou Springs?

AreaVibes surveyed 12 local residents in Manitou Springs to gauge the safety of the area. Based on the results, 75% of people answered that there was very little crime in Manitou Springs and that they felt very comfortable walking alone at night. Another 25% 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 Manitou Springs a Safe Place to Live?

To determine if Manitou Springs is a safe place to live, let's take a look at the overall crime rate of the area, as well as the number of daily crimes. Manitou Springs has a total crime rate that is 4% higher than the national average per 100,000 residents. This results in a total of 0.32 daily crimes (0.04 violent daily crimes and 0.28 daily property crimes) in Manitou Springs.

Has Crime in Manitou Springs Increased Since Last Year?

In the most recent crime report, year-over-year crime rates in Manitou Springs has decreased by 21.1%. Examining the change in crime rates from one year to the next provides valuable insights into the evolving safety landscape of Manitou Springs, aiding residents in assessing whether it is becoming a safer or more dangerous place to live. These crime rates are categorized into two primary groups: violent and property crimes. Year-over-year, violent crime has decreased by 33.3%, while property crime has decreased by 19.1%. This comprehensive analysis offers potential residents essential information for making informed decisions about whether or not Manitou Springs is a safe place to live.

Potential Causes for Crime in Manitou Springs

The economic well-being of a city's residents plays a significant role in crime rates. High poverty rates and income inequality can lead to increased crime stats as individuals may resort to illegal activities to meet their basic needs. While lower rates could lead to a lower Manitou Springs crime rate. The poverty level in Manitou Springs is 10.7%, while the national average is 15.1%.

In Manitou Springs, 92.3% of residents have successfully graduated from high school, whereas the national average stands at 83%. The educational makeup of any city can exert a significant influence on crime rates. Typically, higher levels of educational attainment are associated with reduced crime rates, as they furnish individuals with improved employment prospects and viable alternatives to engaging in criminal activities. Conversely, communities characterized by lower educational achievement often grapple with higher crime rates, as limited opportunities may drive individuals towards criminal behavior.

Manitou Springs has an average rental rate of $936 per month, compared to the national average of $949. In areas with high rental costs, some individuals and families may be forced to live in overcrowded or substandard housing conditions. Overcrowding can lead to increased stress and tension, which may contribute to domestic disputes and related property or violent crimes. Addressing affordable housing and economic mobility can be important strategies for reducing crime in such areas.

Manitou Springs crime map

The Manitou Springs crime map provides a detailed overview of all crimes in Manitou Springs 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 Manitou Springs crime heat map offers insight into the total crimes on a block group level. Please note that the red areas on the Manitou Springs 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

  • Manitou Springs crime rates are 4% higher than the national average
  • Violent crimes in Manitou Springs are 21% lower than the national average
  • In Manitou Springs you have a 1 in 42 chance of becoming a victim of crime
  • Manitou Springs is safer than 34% of the cities in the United States
  • Year over year crime in Manitou Springs has decreased by 9%

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        Daily Crime In Manitou Springs (per 100,000 people)

        The above illustration depicts the number of crimes committed daily in Manitou Springs, per 100,000 residents. In Manitou Springs, the total number of daily crimes is 1.50 times less than the Colorado average and 1.04 times more than the national average. Violent daily crime statistics in Manitou Springs are 1.68 times less than the Colorado average and 1.26 times less than the national average. For property crime, Manitou Springs has a daily crime rate that is 1.48 times less than the Colorado average and 1.09 times more than the daily national average.

        How Safe is Manitou Springs (higher is better)

        What are the odds that you'll be safer in Manitou Springs, Colorado compared to other areas of Colorado, as well as the rest of America? When it comes down to it, is Manitou Springs safe? In the graphs above, it shows that Manitou Springs is safer than 50% of Colorado cities, and 34% 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 Manitou Springs. At this time, Manitou Springs sees a below average rate of crime in comparison to other United States cities.

        Chance of Being A Victim of Crime in Manitou Springs

        The chance of being a victim of violent crime in Manitou Springs is 1 in 342
        The chance of being a victim of property crime in Manitou Springs is 1 in 47
        The chance of being a victim of crime in Manitou Springs is 1 in 42
        Are you curious to know the likelihood of suffering from a crime in Manitou Springs? If you reside in Manitou Springs, the likelihood that you will become a victim of a violent crime is 1 in 342. Violent crimes include: murder, sexual assault, robbery, and physical assault. There is a 1 in 47 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 Manitou Springs, is 1 in 42.

        Year Over Year Crime In Manitou Springs (per 100,000 people)

        The year over year crime rate per 100,000 people for Manitou Springs is an accurate tool for tracking the rise and fall of crime, and in determining if living in Manitou Springs has become safer or more dangerous. The year over year data displayed in the graph shows that violent crimes have decreased by 23% in Manitou Springs, while property crimes in Manitou Springs have decreased by 7%. Total crime has decreased by 9% year over year.

        Manitou Springs police department

        Item Manitou Springs Colorado National
        Law enforcement employees (officers & civilians)209,049558,732
        Police officers & civilians /1000 residents3.99.63.3
        There are a total of 20 Manitou Springs police officers. This results in 3.9 police officers per 1,000 residents which is 59.6% less than the Colorado average and 18.7% greater 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
        Cascade-Chipita Park, CO9431731,1091,282
        Black Forest, CO13,1031961,2571,453
        Woodland Park, CO7,9431871,5081,695
        Monument, CO7,6912831,9822,265
        Gleneagle, CO6,2563162,0202,335
        Fountain, CO30,2403432,1052,448
        Midland, CO2695253,3583,883
        Manitou Springs, CO5,3422932,1332,426

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        City Population Violent crime/100k people Property crime/100k people Total crime/100k people
        Central, SC5,342191,7811,799
        Calistoga, CA5,3462721,3781,650
        Goshen, NY5,3463201,2841,604
        Pana, IL5,3383442,0172,361
        Greenville, PA5,3473351,7762,111
        Manitou Springs, CO5,3422932,1332,426
        Source: The Manitou Springs, 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.