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 peopleParker/100k peopleColorado/100k peopleNational/100k people
Total crime1,199n/a (estimate)1,9383,6402,324
Violent crime139n/a (estimate)225493370
Vehicle theft152n/a245.7785.7282.7
Property crime1,060n/a (estimate)1,7133,1481,954

An Overview of Crime Rates in Parker, CO

Crime is typically categorized into two main types: violent and property crimes. Violent crimes encompass offenses such as murder, rape, robbery, and assault, while property crimes include burglary, theft, and vehicle theft. Based on the most recent report, the Parker crime rate is lower than the national average by 16.6%. Specifically, there were 139 violent crimes in Parker, equivalent to 225 per 100,000 individuals, lower than the national average by 39.2%. Furthermore, Parker recorded 1060 property crimes, amounting to 1713 per 100,000 residents, which was lower than the average by 12.3%.

The property crime rate per 100,000 people in Parker is very similar to the national average. Parker had a property crime rate of 1713, while the national average was 1954. Based on these numbers, you could expect an average amount of property crime in this area.

What Do the Locals Say About Crime in Parker?

AreaVibes surveyed 26 local residents in Parker to gauge the safety of the area. Based on the results, 65% of people answered that there was very little crime in Parker and that they felt very comfortable walking alone at night. Another 35% 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 Parker a Safe Place to Live?

Before you decide to relocate, it’s always good to ask yourself “Is Parker a safe place to live?” Although the answer might not be that simple, as some areas are safer than others, getting a good feel for the overall rate of crime can definitely be helpful. Overall, the Parker crime rate is 17% lower than the national average. If we break that down daily, that translates into 3.28 crimes per day - 0.38 violent crimes and 2.9 property crimes.

Has Crime in Parker Increased Since Last Year?

Year-over-year crime data allows us to analyze short-term trends in crime activity. By comparing crime rates from one year to the next, we can identify patterns and shifts in Parker crime rates. This information can be invaluable for residents looking to make informed decisions on where to live. When comparing the most recent year to the previous year, total crime in Parker has increased by 3.6% year over year. Violent crime has increased by 58% and property crime has increased by 0.8%.

Potential Causes for Crime in Parker

Limited employment opportunities or a prevalence of low-wage jobs can result in higher rates of unemployment and underemployment. Regions where individuals grapple with joblessness or meager wages may exhibit greater vulnerability to an uptick in crime due to financial instability. While areas that have strong employment rates, often will see a reduction in overall crime. Parker, for instance, reports an unemployment rate of 2.6%, which differs from the national average of 4.7%.

In Parker, the cost of living is 20.84% higher than the national average. A high cost of living can induce economic stress for locals, especially those with limited financial resources. When people grapple with soaring housing expenses, utility bills, healthcare costs, and other essential necessities, they may be driven towards criminal activities, including theft or fraud, as a means of financial survival. Conversely, cities boasting a lower cost of living may mitigate economic pressures and potentially result in reduced crime rates.

The median home price in Parker is $446,100, compared to the national average of $184,700. High housing costs can lead to financial stress for residents. When individuals struggle to make ends meet due to expensive housing, they may be more inclined to engage in criminal activities to address their financial difficulties, such as theft or fraud. Communities with stable housing environments tend to foster stronger social bonds and community engagement. This can lead to increased vigilance and cooperation among residents, which can deter criminal behavior.

Parker crime map

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

      • Parker crime rates are 17% lower than the national average
      • Violent crimes in Parker are 39% lower than the national average
      • In Parker you have a 1 in 52 chance of becoming a victim of crime
      • Parker is safer than 45% of the cities in the United States
      • Year over year crime in Parker has increased by 1%

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        Daily Crime In Parker (per 100,000 people)

        The graph above illustrates the number of daily crimes in Parker, CO per 100,000 people. In Parker, the total number of daily crimes is 1.88 times less than the Colorado average and 1.20 times less than the national average. The number of daily violent crimes in Parker is 2.19 times less than the Colorado average and 1.65 times less than the national average. With regards to property crimes, Parker has a daily crime rate that is 1.84 times less than the Colorado average and 1.14 times less than the national average.

        How Safe is Parker (higher is better)

        When comparing the safety of Parker to every other city in Colorado, as well as the entirety of the United States, is Parker safe? The gauges above illustrate that Parker is safer than 59% of every city located within Colorado along with 45% of the all the cities located in the United States. The results of these graphs are created after analyzing each of the cities in Colorado and in the United States as a whole. As a result, Parker, CO is ranked below average when compared to the rest of the US cities.

        Chance of Being A Victim of Crime in Parker

        The chance of being a victim of violent crime in Parker is 1 in 446
        The chance of being a victim of property crime in Parker is 1 in 59
        The chance of being a victim of crime in Parker is 1 in 52
        Are you worried about becoming a crime victim? In Parker, your chance of becoming a victim of a violent crime is 1 in 446. Types of violent crimes may include assault, robbery, rape, or murder. You also have a 1 in 59 chance of being the victim of a property crime such as vehicle theft, personal property theft, and burglary. Your overall risk of becoming a crime victim in Parker is 1 in 52.

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

        The year over year crime rate per 100,000 people for Parker is an accurate tool for tracking the rise and fall of crime, and in determining if living in Parker has become safer or more dangerous. The year over year data displayed in the graph shows that violent crimes have increased by 54% in Parker, while property crimes in Parker have decreased by 4%. Total crime has increased by 1% year over year.

        Parker police department

        Item Parker Colorado National
        Law enforcement employees (officers & civilians)859,049558,732
        Police officers & civilians /1000 residents1.89.63.3
        There are a total of 85 Parker police officers. This results in 1.8 police officers per 1,000 residents which is 81.1% less than the Colorado average and 44.4% 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
        Columbine Valley, CO1,49869442511
        Bow Mar, CO96969442511
        Inverness, CO1,86369442511
        Elizabeth, CO1,754128597725
        Holly Hills, CO2,815124795919
        Castle Pines Village, CO4,558128818945
        Cherry Hills Village, CO6,680161,0521,068
        Parker, CO55,4602251,7131,938

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        City Population Violent crime/100k people Property crime/100k people Total crime/100k people
        Lake Havasu City, AZ55,4632751,3591,634
        Oak Lawn, IL55,4321201,5281,648
        Blue Springs, MO55,4152082,1722,380
        Hacienda Heights, CA55,3865132,4052,919
        Highland, CA55,3397271,3222,049
        Parker, CO55,4602251,7131,938
        Source: The Parker, 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.