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Total crime 71%
Violent crime 4%
Property crime 85%
Date & Last Updated: This data reflects the 2020 calendar year and was released from the FBI in September, 2021; this is the most current data available.
StatisticReportedincidents/100k peopleVail/100k peopleColorado/100k peopleNational/100k people
Total crime219n/a (estimate)4,0183,2572,346
Murder0n/a0.05.16.5
Rape4n/a73.462.938.4
Robbery0n/a0.068.373.9
Assault18n/a330.3286.9279.7
Violent crime22n/a (estimate)404423388
Burglary23n/a422.0400.3314.2
Theft163n/a2,990.81,909.31,398.0
Vehicle theft11n/a201.8524.3246.0
Property crime197n/a (estimate)3,6152,8341,958

Key findings

  • Vail crime rates are 71% higher than the national average
  • Violent crimes in Vail are 4% higher than the national average
  • In Vail you have a 1 in 25 chance of becoming a victim of crime
  • Vail is safer than 17% of the cities in the United States
  • Year over year crime in Vail has decreased by 1%

Vail crime map

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

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      Daily Crime In Vail (per 100,000 people)

      The graph above looks at the comparison of crimes committed in Vail 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 Vail (which include property crimes as well as violent crimes), when compared to Colorado, are 1.23 times more than the state average and 1.71 times more than than national average. Violent crimes committed in Vail on a daily basis are 1.05 times less than than Colorado average and 1.04 times more than the average nationwide. Daily property crime rates in Vail are 1.28 times more than the daily state average and 1.85 times more than the daily national numbers.

      How Safe is Vail (higher is better)

      When comparing the safety of Vail to every other city in Colorado, as well as the entirety of the United States, is Vail safe? The gauges above illustrate that Vail is safer than 22% of every city located within Colorado along with 17% 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, Vail, CO is ranked below average when compared to the rest of the US cities.

      Chance of Being A Victim of Crime in Vail

      The chance of being a victim of violent crime in Vail is 1 in 248
      The chance of being a victim of property crime in Vail is 1 in 28
      The chance of being a victim of crime in Vail is 1 in 25
      Are you at risk of becoming a victim of crime in Vail, Colorado? If you reside in Vail, then there is a 1 in 248 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 28. These types of crime include burglary, petty theft, and theft of motor vehicles. Altogether, there is a 1 in 25 risk that you will become a victim of crime in Vail.

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

      The year over year crime rate per 100,000 people for Vail is an accurate tool for tracking the rise and fall of crime, and in determining if living in Vail has become safer or more dangerous. The year over year data displayed in the graph shows that violent crimes have increased by 17% in Vail, while property crimes in Vail have decreased by 3%. Total crime has decreased by 1% year over year.

      Vail police department

      ItemVailColoradoNational
      Law enforcement employees (officers & civilians)569,049558,732
      Police officers & civilians /1000 residents10.59.63.3
      There are a total of 56 Vail police officers. This results in 10.5 police officers per 1,000 residents which is 9.7% greater than the Colorado average and 222.3% greater 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
      Minturn, CO1,02968457526
      Edwards, CO9,2311489941,143
      Avon, CO6,4442911,2411,532
      Frisco, CO2,9091552,2592,414
      Copper Mountain, CO2923202,1462,466
      Red Cliff, CO2463992,6753,074
      Vail, CO5,3634043,6154,018

      Cities with similar population

      City, StatePopulationViolent crime/100k peopleProperty crime/100k peopleTotal crime/100k people
      Somerdale, NJ5,3622004,4464,645
      Winston, OR5,3642352,6232,858
      Thiells, NY5,3652439431,186
      Spring Valley, IL5,365252718970
      Diboll, TX5,36058810868
      Vail, CO5,3634043,6154,018
      Source: The Vail, CO crime data displayed above is derived from the FBI's uniform crime reports for the year of 2020. 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.