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Total crime 33%
Violent crime 28%
Property crime 43%
Date & Last Updated: This data reflects the 2019 calendar year and was released from the FBI in September, 2020; this is the most current data available.
StatisticReportedincidents/100k peopleThornton/100k peopleColorado/100k peopleNational/100k people
Total crime4,691n/a (estimate)3,3002,9722,489
Murder1n/a0.73.85.0
Rape130n/a91.467.242.6
Robbery74n/a52.163.681.6
Assault183n/a128.7246.3250.2
Violent crime388n/a (estimate)273381379
Burglary393n/a276.4348.4340.5
Theft3,279n/a2,306.41,858.31,549.5
Vehicle theft631n/a443.8384.0219.9
Property crime4,303n/a (estimate)3,0272,5912,110

Key findings

  • Thornton crime rates are 33% higher than the national average
  • Violent crimes in Thornton are 28% lower than the national average
  • In Thornton you have a 1 in 31 chance of becoming a victim of crime
  • Thornton is safer than 29% of the cities in the United States
  • Year over year crime in Thornton has decreased by 8%

Thornton crime map

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      Daily Crime In Thornton (per 100,000 people)

      The bar chart above reveals the rate of daily crimes in Thornton for every 100,000 residents. The Thornton total amount of daily crime is 1.11 times more than the Colorado average and 1.33 times more than than that of the nation. As for violent crimes, the daily average in Thornton, is 1.40 times less than the Colorado average, and it is 1.39 times less than the national average. The statistics for property crimes show that Thornton has a daily crime average that is 1.17 times more than the Colorado average and 1.43 times more than the daily national rate.

      How Safe is Thornton (higher is better)

      Is Thornton 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 Thornton to other cities in the state and across the country, Thornton is 32% safer than other cities of Colorado and 29% safer than other cities in the nation. Thornton has a ranks below average in comparison to other cities in the country.

      Chance of Being A Victim of Crime in Thornton

      The chance of being a victim of violent crime in Thornton is 1 in 367
      The chance of being a victim of property crime in Thornton is 1 in 34
      The chance of being a victim of crime in Thornton is 1 in 31
      Are you at risk of becoming a victim of crime in Thornton, Colorado? If you reside in Thornton, then there is a 1 in 367 chance that you will experience a violent crime. 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 34. These types of crime include burglary, petty theft, and theft of motor vehicles. Altogether, there is a 1 in 31 risk that you will become a victim of crime in Thornton.

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

      The year over year crime rate per 100,000 people for Thornton is an accurate tool for tracking the rise and fall of crime, and in determining if living in Thornton has become safer or more dangerous. The year over year data displayed in the graph shows that violent crimes have increased by 1% in Thornton, while property crimes in Thornton have decreased by 9%. Total crime has decreased by 8% 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
      Colorado11,204251266
      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
      Todd Creek, CO3,97973494566
      Holly Hills, CO2,68496654751
      Fort Lupton, CO7,81448943991
      Erie, CO20,8011069011,007
      Cherry Creek, CO12,0531459871,132
      Superior, CO12,9281459871,132
      Gunbarrel, CO9,5591491,0111,160
      Thornton, CO130,5112733,0273,300

      Cities with similar population

      City, StatePopulationViolent crime/100k peopleProperty crime/100k peopleTotal crime/100k people
      New Haven, CT130,4058953,7994,694
      Waco, TX130,6595713,2883,859
      Charleston, SC129,8883732,2602,633
      Enterprise, NV129,6204552,1382,593
      Cedar Rapids, IA129,5372573,3363,593
      Thornton, CO130,5112733,0273,300
      Source: The Thornton, CO crime data displayed above is derived from the FBI's uniform crime reports for the year of 2019. 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.