Reported Annual Crime In Thornton

StatisticReportedincidents/100k peopleThornton/100k peopleColorado/100k peopleNational/100k people
Total crime4,257n/a (estimate)3,0453,0702,745
StatisticReportedincidents/100k peopleThornton/100k peopleColorado/100k peopleNational/100k people
Murder5n/a3.63.95.3
Rape150n/a107.368.841.7
Robbery72n/a51.568.498.0
Assault263n/a188.1226.9248.9
Violent crime490n/a (estimate)350368383
Burglaryn/an/an/a406.9430.4
Theft3,028n/a2,165.61,904.91,694.4
Vehicle theft739n/a528.5389.9237.4
Property crime3,767n/a (estimate)2,6942,7022,362
A comprehensive overview of any and all yearly reported crimes in Thornton, CO is shown in the table above. In order to provide more clarity, the total number of crimes is shown as well as the amount of crimes committed per 100,000 people. The crimes indicated in the table are separated into two different categories. These categories are property crimes and violent crimes. According to the table, the overall crime rate is 1% lower than the average of crimes committed in Colorado. It is also 11% higher than the national average. When it comes to violent crimes, Thornton, CO shows a crime rate that is 5% lower than the Colorado average. The crime rate is also 8% lower than the national average. When it comes to property crimes, Thornton, CO is shown to be equal to the Colorado average and 14% higher than the national average.

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The Thornton crime map provides a detailed overview of all crimes in Thornton as reported by the local law enforcement agency. Based on the color coded legend above, the crime map outlines the areas with low crime compared to the areas with high crime. The Thornton crime heat map offers insight into the total crimes on a block group level.

Did you know?

  • The overall crime rate in Thornton is 11% higher than the national average.
  • For every 100,000 people, there are 8.34 daily crimes that occur in Thornton.
  • Thornton is safer than 29% of the cities in the United States.
  • In Thornton you have a 1 in 33 chance of becoming a victim of any crime.
  • The number of total year over year crimes in Thornton has increased by 171%.

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Daily Crime In Thornton (per 100,000 people)

The bar chart above reveals the rate of daily criminal activity in Thornton, CO for every 100,000 residents. To compare, daily crime statistics are also disclosed for Colorado as well as those across America as a whole. The Thornton, CO total amount of daily offenses is 1.01 times less than the Colorado average and 1.11 times more than than that of the nation. As for violent crimes, the daily average in Thornton, CO is 1.05 times less than the Colorado average, and it is 1.09 times less than the national mean. The statistics for property crimes show that Thornton, CO has a daily crime figure that is 1.00 times less than the Colorado average and 1.14 times more than the daily national rate.

How Safe is Thornton (higher is better)

Many people wonder how safe they are in Thornton, CO in comparison to other notable cities in the state of Colorado as well as in comparison to the rest of the nation. Using the gauges above, which document and compare safety in Thornton, CO to other cities in the state and across the country, Thornton, CO is 27% safer than other cities of Colorado and 29% safer than other cities in the nation. When referring to the results, which show crime scores in Colorado cities and all around the United States, Thornton, CO has a ranking of below average in comparison to other cities in the country, which is determined my comparing Thornton, CO crime rate to all the other cities investigated.

Chance of Being A Victim of Crime in Thornton

The chance of being a victim of violent crime in Thornton is 1 in 286
The chance of being a victim of property crime in Thornton is 1 in 38
The chance of being a victim of crime in Thornton is 1 in 33
Do you want to know the risk of being victimized by a crime in Thornton, CO? Displayed here are the statistics showing how likely you are to become a victim of a crime of violence, crime against your property, or any other crime. If you are in Thornton, CO, then there is a 1 in 286 risk that you will experience a violent crime against you. These types of crimes may include homicide, sexual assault, robbery, and physical assault. Your risk of being a victim of property crime is 1 in 38. These types of crime include burglary, petty theft, and theft of motor vehicles. Altogether, there is a 1 in 33 risk that you will become a victim of crime in Thornton, CO.

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

The year over year crime rate for Thornton, CO is an accurate tool for tracking the rise and fall of crime, and in determining whether living in Thornton, CO has become a safer or more dangerous place to live. For example, the above graph shows the year over year crime rate for violent, property and total crimes per 100,000 people. The year over year data displayed in the graph shows that violent crimes have increased by 43% in Thornton, CO, while property crimes in Thornton, CO have increased by 206%. Crimes in total for Thornton, CO have increased by 171% year over year.

Thornton police department

ItemThorntonColoradoNational
Law enforcement employees (officers & civilians)2159,049558,732
Police officers & civilians /1000 residents1.79.63.3
There are a total of 215 Thornton police officers. This results in 1.7 police officers per 1,000 residents which is 81.7% less than the Colorado average and 46.3% less than the National average.

Sex offenders in Colorado

StateTotal offendersColorado /100KNational /100K
Colorado11,041247222
There are a total of 11,041 sex offenders in Colorado. This yields a total of 247 sex offenders in Colorado per 100,000 residents which is 11% greater than the national average.

Nearby Cities With Low Crime Rates

City, StatePopulationViolent crime/100k peopleProperty crime/100k peopleTotal crime/100k people
Louisville, CO19,97285400485
Todd Creek, CO3,97970515585
Dacono, CO4,623114551665
Holly Hills, CO2,68493683775
Erie, CO20,80151845896
Superior, CO12,9281401,0291,170
Cherry Creek, CO12,0531401,0291,170
Thornton, CO130,5113502,6943,045

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New Haven, CT130,4058464,0104,856
Waco, TX130,6595073,5954,102
Charleston, SC129,8882842,2972,581
Enterprise, NV129,6205122,4052,917
Cedar Rapids, IA129,5372813,7554,036
Thornton, CO130,5113502,6943,045
Source: The Thornton, CO crime data displayed above is derived from the FBI's uniform crime reports for the year of 2016. 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.