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72%
Total crime NAT. AVG.
79%
Violent crime NAT. AVG.
71%
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 peopleRocky Ford/100k peopleColorado/100k peopleNational/100k people
Total crime25n/a (estimate)6523,6402,324
Murder0n/a0.06.46.3
Rape0n/a0.063.440.0
Robbery0n/a0.072.666.1
Assault3n/a78.2350.1268.2
Violent crime3n/a (estimate)78493370
Burglary4n/a104.2395.2269.8
Theft15n/a390.91,966.71,401.9
Vehicle theft3n/a78.2785.7282.7
Property crime22n/a (estimate)5733,1481,954

An Overview of Crime Rates in Rocky Ford, 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 Rocky Ford crime rate is lower than the national average by 72%. Specifically, there were 3 violent crimes in Rocky Ford, equivalent to 78 per 100,000 individuals, lower than the national average by 78.9%. Furthermore, Rocky Ford recorded 22 property crimes, amounting to 573 per 100,000 residents, which was lower than the average by 70.7%.

Rocky Ford proudly maintains an impressively low crime rate, registering at a mere 652, which sharply contrasts with the national average of 2324. This stark contrast firmly positions Rocky Ford as one of the most secure residential destinations throughout the entire United States. The total crime rate takes into account the total occurrences of both violent and property crimes per 100,000 people, offering an invaluable assessment of the area's safety suitability for living.

Rocky Ford has one of the lowest violent crime rates of all cities in the United States. With a rate of 78 violent crimes per 100,000 people, Rocky Ford ranks among the safest cities in the United States making it an attractive choice for those seeking a new place to call home.

Rocky Ford 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.

In 1991, property crime rates in the United States soared to over 5,140 crimes per 100,000 people. In the years since, the U.S. property crime rate has continued to decline with the most recent year reporting only 1954 property crimes. In Rocky Ford, the property crime rate was even less than the national average with a rate of 573, cementing it as one of the safest places to live with regards to property crime.

What Do the Locals Say About Crime in Rocky Ford?

What is the prevailing sentiment among Rocky Ford residents regarding the state of crime? A comprehensive survey conducted by AreaVibes, involving 5 respondents, sheds light on this matter. The results were as follows: 20% of Rocky Ford residents expressed a notable sense of security, asserting that crime was virtually non-existent in their community, and they felt at ease strolling the streets after dark. While, 80% of those surveyed held a contrasting viewpoint, perceiving a higher incidence of crime, leading them to feel apprehensive about walking alone at night.

Is Rocky Ford a Safe Place to Live?

Before you decide to relocate, it’s always good to ask yourself “Is Rocky Ford 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 Rocky Ford crime rate is 72% lower than the national average. If we break that down daily, that translates into 0.07 crimes per day - 0.01 violent crimes and 0.06 property crimes.

Potential Causes for Crime in Rocky Ford

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. Rocky Ford, for instance, reports an unemployment rate of 4.5%, which differs from the national average of 4.7%.

The educational level achieved in any given city can influence crime rates significantly. Greater educational achievement is frequently associated with decreased crime rates, as it offers individuals improved job prospects and alternatives to engaging in crime related activities. Conversely, lower educational attainment rates tend to coincide with elevated crime rates. In Rocky Ford, 77% of residents have successfully graduated from high school, in contrast to the national average where 83% have achieved high school graduation.

High rent costs can create economic stress for individuals and families, particularly those with limited financial resources. When a significant portion of one's income is spent on housing, there may be less money available for other essential needs such as food, healthcare and education. Economic stress can contribute to desperation and potentially lead individuals to engage in criminal activities, such as theft or fraud, as a means of financial survival. Average rent rates in Rocky Ford are $739, compared to a national average of $949 per month.

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

  • Rocky Ford crime rates are 72% lower than the national average
  • Violent crimes in Rocky Ford are 79% lower than the national average
  • In Rocky Ford you have a 1 in 154 chance of becoming a victim of crime
  • Rocky Ford is safer than 82% of the cities in the United States
  • Year over year crime in Rocky Ford has decreased by 74%

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        Daily Crime In Rocky Ford (per 100,000 people)

        The bar chart above reveals the rate of daily crimes in Rocky Ford for every 100,000 residents. The Rocky Ford total amount of daily crime is 5.59 times less than the Colorado average and 3.57 times less than than that of the nation. As for violent crimes, the daily average in Rocky Ford, is 6.30 times less than the Colorado average, and it is 4.73 times less than the national average. The statistics for property crimes show that Rocky Ford has a daily crime average that is 5.49 times less than the Colorado average and 3.41 times less than the daily national rate.

        How Safe is Rocky Ford (higher is better)

        Is Rocky Ford safe in comparison to other cities in the state of Colorado as well as in comparison to the rest of the areas across the United States. Using the gauges above, which compare crime in Rocky Ford to other cities in the state and across the country, Rocky Ford is 90% safer than other cities of Colorado and 82% safer than other cities in the nation. Rocky Ford has a ranks above average in comparison to other cities in the country.

        Chance of Being A Victim of Crime in Rocky Ford

        The chance of being a victim of violent crime in Rocky Ford is 1 in 1279
        The chance of being a victim of property crime in Rocky Ford is 1 in 175
        The chance of being a victim of crime in Rocky Ford is 1 in 154
        Are you curious to know the likelihood of suffering from a crime in Rocky Ford? If you reside in Rocky Ford, the likelihood that you will become a victim of a violent crime is 1 in 1279. Violent crimes include: murder, sexual assault, robbery, and physical assault. There is a 1 in 175 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 Rocky Ford, is 1 in 154.

        Year Over Year Crime In Rocky Ford (per 100,000 people)

        An analysis of year to year crime rates in Rocky Ford, Colorado (per 100,000 people) is a useful indicator of whether the area is becoming a safer or a more dangerous place to live. The amount of violent crime in Rocky Ford has decreased by 76%, the amount of property crime in Rocky Ford has decreased by 73%, and the total amount of crime in Rocky Ford has decreased by 74% year over year.

        Rocky Ford police department

        Item Rocky Ford Colorado National
        Law enforcement employees (officers & civilians)109,049558,732
        Police officers & civilians /1000 residents2.59.63.3
        There are a total of 10 Rocky Ford police officers. This results in 2.5 police officers per 1,000 residents which is 74% less than the Colorado average and 23.5% less than the National average.

        Sex offenders in Colorado

        State Total offenders Colorado /100K National /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.

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        Source: The Rocky Ford, 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.