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Total crime 83%
Violent crime 60%
Property crime 87%
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.
Crime data for this area is not available from the FBI, so estimates are used based on demographic data including, but not limited to: home prices, income per capita and population density.
StatisticReportedincidents/100k peopleMerino/100k peopleColorado/100k peopleNational/100k people
Total crime0n/a (estimate)4,720 (estimate)3,0692,580
Murdern/an/an/a3.75.0
Rapen/an/an/a71.542.6
Robberyn/an/an/a66.786.2
Assaultn/an/an/a255.4246.8
Violent crimen/an/a (estimate)611 (estimate)397381
Burglaryn/an/an/a375.2376.0
Theftn/an/an/a1,915.91,594.6
Vehicle theftn/an/an/a380.5228.9
Property crimen/an/a (estimate)4,110 (estimate)2,6722,200

Key findings

  • Merino crime rates are 83% higher than the national average
  • Violent crimes in Merino are 60% higher than the national average
  • In Merino you have a 1 in 22 chance of becoming a victim of crime
  • Merino is safer than 9% of the cities in the United States
  • Year over year crime in Merino has not changed

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

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      Daily Crime In Merino (per 100,000 people)

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      Chance of Being A Victim of Crime in Merino

      The chance of being a victim of violent crime in Merino is 1 in 164
      The chance of being a victim of property crime in Merino is 1 in 25
      The chance of being a victim of crime in Merino is 1 in 22

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

      Merino police department

      ItemMerinoColoradoNational
      Law enforcement employees (officers & civilians)n/a9,049558,732
      Police officers & civilians /1000 residentsn/a9.63.3

      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
      Morgan Heights, CO3604232,8463,269
      Sterling, CO13,9766323,4974,128
      Hillrose, CO2836154,1404,755
      Merino, CO2636114,1104,720

      Cities with similar population

      City, StatePopulationViolent crime/100k peopleProperty crime/100k peopleTotal crime/100k people
      East Gillespie, IL2635152,4632,977
      New Ringgold, PA2634202,0452,464
      Hardesty, OK2636984,3035,001
      Hanover, VA2631661,3811,547
      Hilltop, TX2634372,5172,954
      Merino, CO2636114,1104,720
      Source: The Merino, 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.