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Total crime 58%
Violent crime 9%
Property crime 69%
Date & Last Updated: This data reflects the 2018 calendar year and was released from the FBI in September, 2019; this is the most current data available.
StatisticReportedincidents/100k peopleVail/100k peopleColorado/100k peopleNational/100k people
Total crime224n/a (estimate)4,0653,0692,580
Murder0n/a0.03.75.0
Rape2n/a36.371.542.6
Robbery1n/a18.166.786.2
Assault16n/a290.3255.4246.8
Violent crime19n/a (estimate)345397381
Burglary21n/a381.1375.2376.0
Theft179n/a3,248.11,915.91,594.6
Vehicle theft5n/a90.7380.5228.9
Property crime205n/a (estimate)3,7202,6722,200

Key findings

  • Vail crime rates are 58% higher than the national average
  • Violent crimes in Vail are 9% lower than the national average
  • In Vail you have a 1 in 25 chance of becoming a victim of crime
  • Vail is safer than 21% of the cities in the United States
  • Year over year crime in Vail has decreased by 11%

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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 1.32 times more than the state average and 1.58 times more than than national average. Violent crimes committed in Vail on a daily basis are 1.15 times less than than Colorado average and 1.10 times less than the average nationwide. Daily property crime rates in Vail are 1.39 times more than the daily state average and 1.69 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 23% of every city located within Colorado along with 21% 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 291
      The chance of being a victim of property crime in Vail is 1 in 27
      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 291 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 27. 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 217% in Vail, while property crimes in Vail have decreased by 17%. Total crime has decreased by 11% 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, CO1,02964431495
      Edwards, CO9,2311399381,077
      Copper Mountain, CO2923012,0232,323
      Avon, CO6,4446401,8282,468
      Red Cliff, CO2463752,5222,897
      Frisco, CO2,9094692,8793,348
      Vail, CO5,3633453,7204,065

      Cities with similar population

      City, StatePopulationViolent crime/100k peopleProperty crime/100k peopleTotal crime/100k people
      Winston, OR5,3642563,1123,368
      Somerdale, NJ5,3622373,1913,428
      Thiells, NY5,3652349621,196
      Spring Valley, IL5,3651541,7321,886
      Lehighton, PA5,3601711,9712,141
      Vail, CO5,3633453,7204,065
      Source: The Vail, CO crime data displayed above is derived from the FBI's uniform crime reports for the year of 2018. 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.