Annual Crime In Wheat Ridge (2018)

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.
In the event that crime data for this area is not available from the FBI, estimates are used. The estimates are based on demographic data including, but not limited to: home prices, income per capita and population density.
StatisticReportedincidents/100k peopleWheat Ridge/100k peopleColorado/100k peopleNational/100k people
Total crime1,107n/a (estimate)3,5203,0692,580
StatisticReportedincidents/100k peopleWheat Ridge/100k peopleColorado/100k peopleNational/100k people
Murder0n/a0.03.75.0
Rape11n/a35.071.542.6
Robbery12n/a38.266.786.2
Assault53n/a168.5255.4246.8
Violent crime76n/a (estimate)242397381
Burglary90n/a286.1375.2376.0
Theft722n/a2,295.61,915.91,594.6
Vehicle theft219n/a696.3380.5228.9
Property crime1,031n/a (estimate)3,2782,6722,200

Key findings

  • Wheat Ridge crime rates are 36% higher than the national average
  • Violent crimes in Wheat Ridge are 37% lower than the national average
  • In Wheat Ridge you have a 1 in 29 chance of becoming a victim of crime
  • Wheat Ridge is safer than 30% of the cities in the United States
  • Year over year crime in Wheat Ridge has decreased by 31%

Wheat Ridge crime map

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Compare Wheat Ridge, CO Crime To Other Cities

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      Daily Crime In Wheat Ridge (per 100,000 people)

      The bar chart above reveals the rate of daily crimes in Wheat Ridge for every 100,000 residents. The Wheat Ridge total amount of daily crime is 1.15 times more than the Colorado average and 1.36 times more than than that of the nation. As for violent crimes, the daily average in Wheat Ridge, is 1.64 times less than the Colorado average, and it is 1.58 times less than the national average. The statistics for property crimes show that Wheat Ridge has a daily crime average that is 1.23 times more than the Colorado average and 1.49 times more than the daily national rate.

      How Safe is Wheat Ridge (higher is better)

      Compared to the other cities in Colorado and cities in all other U.S. states, how safe is Wheat Ridge, CO? From the gauges displayed above, you will notice that Wheat Ridge is safer than 40% of other cities in the state of Colorado. In addition, Wheat Ridge is safer than 30% of cities in the entire United States. To achieve these results, all Colorado and United States cities were analyzed to determine how many locations had a lower crime rate than Wheat Ridge. By studying this data, it was possible to determine that Wheat Ridge is below average in safety when compared with other United States cities.

      Chance of Being A Victim of Crime in Wheat Ridge

      The chance of being a victim of violent crime in Wheat Ridge is 1 in 414
      The chance of being a victim of property crime in Wheat Ridge is 1 in 31
      The chance of being a victim of crime in Wheat Ridge is 1 in 29
      Wondering what the chances are that you fall victim to a crime in Wheat Ridge? In Wheat Ridge, CO you have a 1 in 414 chance of becoming a victim of violent crime. Violent crimes include murder, rape, robbery and assault. With regards to property crime, you have a 1 in 31 chance of becoming a victim. Property crimes include burglary, theft and motor vehicle theft. Overall, you have a 1 in 29 chance of becoming a victim of crime in Wheat Ridge.

      Year Over Year Crime In Wheat Ridge (per 100,000 people)

      A good indicator of whether Wheat Ridge is becoming a safer or a more dangerous place to live can be determined by analyzing the year over year crime rate (per 100,000 people). The number of violent crimes in Wheat Ridge has decreased by 31%, while the property crime rate in Wheat Ridge has decreased by 31% year over year. The number of total crimes in Wheat Ridge has decreased by 31% year over year.

      Wheat Ridge police department

      ItemWheat RidgeColoradoNational
      Law enforcement employees (officers & civilians)999,049558,732
      Police officers & civilians /1000 residents3.29.63.3
      There are a total of 99 Wheat Ridge police officers. This results in 3.2 police officers per 1,000 residents which is 66.5% less than the Colorado average and 1.4% 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
      Columbine Valley, CO1,1900408408
      Inverness, CO1,18956375431
      Coal Creek, CO1,82156375431
      Louisville, CO19,97274427501
      Genesee, CO3,62576509585
      Todd Creek, CO3,97976509585
      Kittredge, CO1,11879528607
      Wheat Ridge, CO31,0442423,2783,520

      Cities with similar population

      City, StatePopulationViolent crime/100k peopleProperty crime/100k peopleTotal crime/100k people
      Dania Beach, FL31,0466463,7374,383
      Gurnee, IL31,0701433,5343,678
      Meadow Woods, FL31,0774762,8213,297
      Shawnee, OK31,0911,3495,1436,492
      San Luis, AZ31,118241,4271,451
      Wheat Ridge, CO31,0442423,2783,520
      Source: The Wheat Ridge, 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.