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Crime rate in Boulder, Colorado (CO): murders, rapes, robberies, assaults, burglaries, thefts, auto thefts, arson, law enforcement employees, police officers, crime map


City-Data.com crime index in Boulder, CO compared to other U.S. cities

Crime rate in Boulder, CO

The 2019 crime rate in Boulder, CO is 220 (City-Data.com crime index), which is 1.2 times smaller than the U.S. average. It was higher than in 72.5% U.S. cities. The 2019 Boulder crime rate fell by 6% compared to 2018. In the last 5 years Boulder has seen increasing violent crime and increasing property crime.
See how dangerous Boulder, CO is compared to the nearest cities:
(Note: Higher means more crime)
Boulder:

220.5
Louisville:

93.4
Lafayette:

214.5
Erie:

73.2
Broomfield:

170.2
Longmont:

293.3
Nederland:

38.5
Westminster:

254.8
Arvada:

209.4
City-Data.com crime index
Crime rates in Boulder by year

Type

2006

2007

2008

2009

2010

2011

2012

2013

2014

2015

2016

2018

2019

Murders
(per 100,000)
1
(1.1)
1
(1.1)
0
(0.0)
5
(5.0)
4
(4.0)
2
(2.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
1
(1.0)
2
(1.9)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
1
(0.9)
Rapes
(per 100,000)
35
(37.5)
37
(40.6)
40
(42.8)
32
(32.0)
33
(33.2)
35
(35.3)
32
(31.9)
38
(37.0)
41
(39.3)
47
(44.0)
52
(47.6)
39
(36.0)
41
(37.8)
Robberies
(per 100,000)
29
(31.0)
27
(29.7)
33
(35.3)
51
(51.0)
29
(29.2)
35
(35.3)
48
(47.9)
40
(38.9)
28
(26.8)
25
(23.4)
30
(27.5)
39
(36.0)
37
(34.1)
Assaults
(per 100,000)
164
(175.6)
154
(169.1)
128
(137.0)
157
(156.9)
144
(145.1)
203
(204.9)
169
(168.6)
140
(136.1)
172
(164.9)
148
(138.5)
176
(161.2)
214
(197.5)
199
(183.4)
Burglaries
(per 100,000)
487
(521.3)
404
(443.7)
486
(520.3)
564
(563.8)
478
(481.6)
467
(471.3)
472
(470.8)
612
(595.2)
481
(461.2)
474
(443.7)
559
(512.0)
386
(356.2)
405
(373.2)
Thefts
(per 100,000)
2,372
(2,539)
1,910
(2,098)
2,305
(2,468)
2,093
(2,092)
2,155
(2,171)
1,899
(1,917)
2,337
(2,331)
2,236
(2,175)
2,146
(2,058)
2,214
(2,073)
2,497
(2,287)
3,035
(2,800)
2,628
(2,422)
Auto thefts
(per 100,000)
157
(168.1)
96
(105.4)
122
(130.6)
119
(119.0)
89
(89.7)
125
(126.2)
128
(127.7)
100
(97.2)
150
(143.8)
137
(128.2)
219
(200.6)
245
(226.1)
251
(231.3)
Arson
(per 100,000)
72
(77.1)
40
(43.9)
27
(28.9)
41
(41.0)
56
(56.4)
55
(55.5)
26
(25.9)
27
(26.3)
28
(26.8)
15
(14.0)
19
(17.4)
21
(19.4)
6
(5.5)
City-Data.com crime index228.0200.8217.8214.9200.2203.6210.0204.9200.5197.9221.9234.1220.5

The City-Data.com crime index weighs serious crimes and violent crimes more heavily. Higher means more crime, U.S. average is 270.6. It adjusts for the number of visitors and daily workers commuting into cities.

- means the value is smaller than the state average.
- means the value is about the same as the state average.
- means the value is bigger than the state average.
- means the value is much bigger than the state average.



According to our research of Colorado and other state lists, there were 84 registered sex offenders living in Boulder, Colorado as of December 02, 2021.
The ratio of all residents to sex offenders in Boulder is 1,288 to 1.
The ratio of registered sex offenders to all residents in this city is much lower than the state average.



Violent crime rate in 2019
Boulder:

148.4
U.S. Average:

205.8

Violent crime rate in 2018
Boulder:

152.7
U.S. Average:

208.2

Violent crime rate in 2016
Boulder:

142.0
U.S. Average:

216.3

Violent crime rate in 2015
Boulder:

128.7
U.S. Average:

208.5

Violent crime rate in 2014
Boulder:

137.1
U.S. Average:

200.7

Violent crime rate in 2013
Boulder:

124.5
U.S. Average:

204.3

Violent crime rate in 2012
Boulder:

140.1
U.S. Average:

214.5

Violent crime rate in 2011
Boulder:

159.5
U.S. Average:

214.1

Violent crime rate in 2010
Boulder:

128.5
U.S. Average:

223.2

Violent crime rate in 2009
Boulder:

145.9
U.S. Average:

238.0

Violent crime rate in 2008
Boulder:

129.0
U.S. Average:

252.4

Violent crime rate in 2007
Boulder:

142.2
U.S. Average:

259.7

Violent crime rate in 2006
Boulder:

142.9
U.S. Average:

264.1

Violent crime rate in 2005
Boulder:

138.0
U.S. Average:

258.9

Violent crime rate in 2004
Boulder:

77.3
U.S. Average:

256.0

Violent crime rate in 2003
Boulder:

102.2
U.S. Average:

262.6

Violent crime rate in 2002
Boulder:

108.3
U.S. Average:

272.2

Property crime rate in 2019
Boulder:

230.4
U.S. Average:

178.6

Property crime rate in 2018
Boulder:

245.2
U.S. Average:

190.2

Property crime rate in 2016
Boulder:

246.8
U.S. Average:

216.6

Property crime rate in 2015
Boulder:

211.6
U.S. Average:

221.5

Property crime rate in 2014
Boulder:

216.7
U.S. Average:

230.8

Property crime rate in 2013
Boulder:

242.3
U.S. Average:

250.4

Property crime rate in 2012
Boulder:

229.9
U.S. Average:

267.3

Property crime rate in 2011
Boulder:

209.0
U.S. Average:

273.5

Property crime rate in 2010
Boulder:

218.3
U.S. Average:

276.4

Property crime rate in 2009
Boulder:

235.2
U.S. Average:

285.6

Property crime rate in 2008
Boulder:

247.0
U.S. Average:

302.2

Property crime rate in 2007
Boulder:

209.5
U.S. Average:

309.2

Property crime rate in 2006
Boulder:

256.4
U.S. Average:

317.3

Property crime rate in 2005
Boulder:

309.2
U.S. Average:

322.3

Property crime rate in 2004
Boulder:

226.9
U.S. Average:

327.4

Property crime rate in 2003
Boulder:

229.4
U.S. Average:

334.1

Property crime rate in 2002
Boulder:

202.5
U.S. Average:

336.9
Murders per 100,000 population
Rapes per 100,000 population
Robberies per 100,000 population
Assaults per 100,000 population
Burglaries per 100,000 population
Thefts per 100,000 population
Auto thefts per 100,000 population
Arson per 100,000 population

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2019, including police officers: 271 (177 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

1.63
Colorado average:

2.16

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2018, including police officers: 262 (173 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

1.60
Colorado average:

2.17

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2017, including police officers: 261 (171 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

1.56
Colorado average:

2.19

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2016, including police officers: 267 (176 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

1.61
Colorado average:

2.28

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2015, including police officers: 271 (177 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

1.66
Colorado average:

2.29

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2014, including police officers: 260 (174 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

1.67
Colorado average:

2.33

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2013, including police officers: 260 (172 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

1.67
Colorado average:

2.40

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2012, including police officers: 276 (173 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

1.73
Colorado average:

2.36

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2011, including police officers: 257 (169 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

1.71
Colorado average:

2.36

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2010, including police officers: 253 (167 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

1.68
Colorado average:

2.42

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2009, including police officers: 255 (166 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

1.66
Colorado average:

2.48

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2008, including police officers: 248 (162 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

1.73
Colorado average:

2.52

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2007, including police officers: 252 (167 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

1.83
Colorado average:

2.50

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2006, including police officers: 258 (163 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

1.72
Colorado average:

2.38

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2005, including police officers: 250 (166 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

1.75
Colorado average:

2.41

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2004, including police officers: 248 (158 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

1.67
Colorado average:

2.37

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2003, including police officers: 253 (167 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

1.76
Colorado average:

2.41

Full-time Law Enforcement Employees in Boulder, CO
Full-time Law Enforcement Employees
Full-time Law Enforcement Employees - Officers
Full-time Law Enforcement Employees - Civilians

Zip codes: 80025, 80301, 80303, 80304, 80305, 80310, 80503.