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Total crime 92%
Violent crime 10%
Property crime 110%
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.
StatisticReportedincidents/100k peopleMontrose/100k peopleColorado/100k peopleNational/100k people
Total crime960n/a (estimate)4,9653,0692,580
Murder0n/a0.03.75.0
Rape13n/a67.271.542.6
Robbery5n/a25.966.786.2
Assault48n/a248.3255.4246.8
Violent crime66n/a (estimate)341397381
Burglary110n/a568.9375.2376.0
Theft729n/a3,770.41,915.91,594.6
Vehicle theft55n/a284.5380.5228.9
Property crime894n/a (estimate)4,6242,6722,200

Key findings

  • Montrose crime rates are 92% higher than the national average
  • Violent crimes in Montrose are 10% lower than the national average
  • In Montrose you have a 1 in 21 chance of becoming a victim of crime
  • Montrose is safer than 18% of the cities in the United States
  • Year over year crime in Montrose has increased by 9%

Montrose crime map

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

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      Daily Crime In Montrose (per 100,000 people)

      The graph above looks at the comparison of crimes committed in Montrose on a daily basis (per 100,000 people) to crimes committed throughout the state of Colorado and the USA. According to the latest crime statistics, daily crimes in Montrose (which include property crimes as well as violent crimes), when compared to Colorado, are 1.62 times more than the state average and 1.92 times more than than national average. Violent crimes committed in Montrose on a daily basis are 1.16 times less than than Colorado average and 1.11 times less than the average nationwide. Daily property crime rates in Montrose are 1.73 times more than the daily state average and 2.10 times more than the daily national numbers.

      How Safe is Montrose (higher is better)

      What are the odds that you'll be safer in Montrose, Colorado compared to other areas of Colorado, as well as the rest of America? When it comes down to it, is Montrose safe? In the graphs above, it shows that Montrose is safer than 20% of Colorado cities, and 18% 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 Montrose. At this time, Montrose sees a below average rate of crime in comparison to other United States cities.

      Chance of Being A Victim of Crime in Montrose

      The chance of being a victim of violent crime in Montrose is 1 in 293
      The chance of being a victim of property crime in Montrose is 1 in 22
      The chance of being a victim of crime in Montrose is 1 in 21
      Wondering what the chances are that you fall victim to a crime in Montrose? In Montrose, CO you have a 1 in 293 chance of becoming a victim of violent crime. Violent crimes include murder, rape, robbery and assault. With regards to property crime, you have a 1 in 22 chance of becoming a victim. Property crimes include burglary, theft and motor vehicle theft. Overall, you have a 1 in 21 chance of becoming a victim of crime in Montrose.

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

      An ideal indicator of whether Montrose is becoming a safer or more dangerous place to live can be done by analyzing the year over year crime rates per 100,000 people. Year over year violent crime in Montrose has increased by 124% and the rate of property crime in Montrose has increased by 6%. The total crime rate in Montrose has increased by 10% year to year.

      Montrose police department

      ItemMontroseColoradoNational
      Law enforcement employees (officers & civilians)539,049558,732
      Police officers & civilians /1000 residents2.79.63.3
      There are a total of 53 Montrose police officers. This results in 2.7 police officers per 1,000 residents which is 71.2% less than the Colorado average and 15.4% 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
      Olathe, CO1,8780442442
      Montrose, CO19,0163414,6244,965

      Cities with similar population

      City, StatePopulationViolent crime/100k peopleProperty crime/100k peopleTotal crime/100k people
      Carlisle, PA19,01493750843
      Cortland, NY19,0181501,6961,846
      Five Corners, WA19,0203893,6744,063
      Alamo, TX19,0216554,8035,459
      Bonney Lake, WA19,0221562,1282,284
      Montrose, CO19,0163414,6244,965
      Source: The Montrose, 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.