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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 2022 crime rate in Boulder, CO is 267 (City-Data.com crime index), which is about the average for the U.S. cities. It was higher than in 84.6% U.S. cities. The 2022 Boulder crime rate fell by 9% compared to 2021. The number of homicides stood at 7 - an increase of 4 compared to 2021. In the last 5 years Boulder has seen rise of violent crime and rise of property crime.
See how dangerous Boulder, CO is compared to the nearest cities:
(Note: Higher means more crime)
Boulder:

267.2
Louisville:

174.8
Lafayette:

216.0
Erie:

73.5
Broomfield:

195.9
Longmont:

317.9
Nederland:

5.1
Westminster:

345.8
Arvada:

234.1
City-Data.com crime index
Crime rates in Boulder by year

Type

2009

2010

2011

2012

2013

2014

2015

2016

2017

2018

2019

2020

2021

2022

Murders
(per 100,000)
5
(5.0)
4
(4.1)
2
(2.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
1
(1.0)
2
(1.9)
0
(0.0)
3
(2.7)
0
(0.0)
1
(0.9)
2
(1.9)
3
(2.8)
7
(6.8)
Rapes
(per 100,000)
32
(32.0)
33
(33.9)
35
(35.3)
32
(31.9)
38
(37.0)
43
(41.2)
49
(45.9)
52
(47.6)
27
(24.6)
49
(45.2)
48
(44.2)
33
(31.0)
62
(57.0)
51
(49.5)
Robberies
(per 100,000)
51
(51.0)
29
(29.8)
35
(35.3)
48
(47.9)
40
(38.9)
28
(26.8)
25
(23.4)
31
(28.4)
21
(19.1)
39
(36.0)
37
(34.1)
72
(67.5)
71
(65.3)
49
(47.5)
Assaults
(per 100,000)
157
(156.9)
144
(147.9)
174
(175.6)
120
(119.7)
140
(136.1)
173
(165.9)
149
(139.5)
177
(162.1)
119
(108.5)
205
(189.1)
197
(181.5)
236
(221.4)
286
(263.1)
276
(267.7)
Burglaries
(per 100,000)
564
(563.8)
477
(489.8)
467
(471.3)
472
(470.8)
612
(595.2)
482
(462.2)
474
(443.7)
460
(421.3)
244
(222.4)
388
(358.0)
410
(377.8)
659
(618.2)
567
(521.6)
471
(456.8)
Thefts
(per 100,000)
2,093
(2,092)
2,155
(2,213)
1,899
(1,917)
2,337
(2,331)
2,236
(2,175)
2,148
(2,060)
2,214
(2,073)
2,497
(2,287)
1,448
(1,320)
3,058
(2,822)
2,655
(2,447)
3,012
(2,826)
2,793
(2,570)
2,298
(2,229)
Auto thefts
(per 100,000)
119
(119.0)
90
(92.4)
125
(126.2)
127
(126.7)
101
(98.2)
150
(143.8)
137
(128.2)
219
(200.6)
121
(110.3)
247
(227.9)
254
(234.1)
373
(349.9)
404
(371.7)
324
(314.3)
Arson
(per 100,000)
41
(41.0)
56
(57.5)
55
(55.5)
26
(25.9)
27
(26.3)
28
(26.8)
15
(14.0)
19
(17.4)
4
(3.6)
21
(19.4)
6
(5.5)
35
(32.8)
31
(28.5)
25
(24.2)
City-Data.com crime index214.9204.0197.8200.2205.0202.4199.6216.0129.8240.9226.8277.4292.4267.2

The City-Data.com crime index weighs serious crimes and violent crimes more heavily. Higher means more crime, U.S. average is 246.1. 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 116 registered sex offenders living in Boulder, Colorado as of April 12, 2024.
The ratio of all residents to sex offenders in Boulder is 933 to 1.
The ratio of registered sex offenders to all residents in this city is lower than the state average.



Violent crime rate in 2022
Boulder:

220.7
U.S. Average:

219.8

Violent crime rate in 2021
Boulder:

226.8
U.S. Average:

224.8

Violent crime rate in 2020
Boulder:

179.2
U.S. Average:

228.2

Violent crime rate in 2019
Boulder:

153.9
U.S. Average:

219.9

Violent crime rate in 2018
Boulder:

157.8
U.S. Average:

221.2

Violent crime rate in 2017
Boulder:

93.9
U.S. Average:

226.2

Violent crime rate in 2016
Boulder:

142.9
U.S. Average:

227.3

Violent crime rate in 2015
Boulder:

131.1
U.S. Average:

219.3

Violent crime rate in 2014
Boulder:

139.5
U.S. Average:

211.1

Violent crime rate in 2013
Boulder:

124.5
U.S. Average:

214.2

Violent crime rate in 2012
Boulder:

115.7
U.S. Average:

187.4

Violent crime rate in 2011
Boulder:

144.8
U.S. Average:

187.1

Violent crime rate in 2010
Boulder:

130.9
U.S. Average:

195.7

Violent crime rate in 2009
Boulder:

145.9
U.S. Average:

208.9

Violent crime rate in 2008
Boulder:

131.1
U.S. Average:

222.5

Violent crime rate in 2007
Boulder:

103.9
U.S. Average:

229.1

Violent crime rate in 2006
Boulder:

104.4
U.S. Average:

232.6

Violent crime rate in 2005
Boulder:

100.9
U.S. Average:

227.0

Property crime rate in 2022
Boulder:

250.0
U.S. Average:

166.5

Property crime rate in 2021
Boulder:

288.6
U.S. Average:

157.8

Property crime rate in 2020
Boulder:

317.4
U.S. Average:

169.6

Property crime rate in 2019
Boulder:

233.0
U.S. Average:

179.7

Property crime rate in 2018
Boulder:

246.9
U.S. Average:

190.2

Property crime rate in 2017
Boulder:

127.0
U.S. Average:

206.4

Property crime rate in 2016
Boulder:

228.7
U.S. Average:

216.6

Property crime rate in 2015
Boulder:

211.6
U.S. Average:

221.5

Property crime rate in 2014
Boulder:

217.0
U.S. Average:

230.8

Property crime rate in 2013
Boulder:

242.5
U.S. Average:

250.4

Property crime rate in 2012
Boulder:

229.7
U.S. Average:

267.3

Property crime rate in 2011
Boulder:

209.0
U.S. Average:

273.5

Property crime rate in 2010
Boulder:

222.5
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:

153.1
U.S. Average:

309.2

Property crime rate in 2006
Boulder:

187.4
U.S. Average:

317.3

Property crime rate in 2005
Boulder:

226.0
U.S. Average:

322.3
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 2021, including police officers: 241 (160 officers - 126 male; 34 female).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

1.47
Colorado average:

2.14

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2020, including police officers: 264 (176 officers - 140 male; 36 female).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

1.65
Colorado average:

2.19

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2019, including police officers: 271 (177 officers - 142 male; 35 female).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

1.63
Colorado average:

2.20

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2018, including police officers: 262 (173 officers - 138 male; 35 female).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

1.60
Colorado average:

2.20

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2017, including police officers: 261 (171 officers - 136 male; 35 female).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

1.56
Colorado average:

2.22

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2016, including police officers: 267 (176 officers - 140 male; 36 female).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

1.61
Colorado average:

2.17

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2015, including police officers: 271 (177 officers - 142 male; 35 female).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

1.66
Colorado average:

2.18

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2014, including police officers: 260 (174 officers - 139 male; 35 female).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

1.67
Colorado average:

2.22

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2013, including police officers: 260 (172 officers - 137 male; 35 female).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

1.67
Colorado average:

2.28

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2012, including police officers: 276 (173 officers - 136 male; 37 female).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

1.73
Colorado average:

2.23

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2011, including police officers: 257 (169 officers - 129 male; 40 female).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

1.71
Colorado average:

2.22

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2010, including police officers: 253 (167 officers - 128 male; 39 female).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

1.71
Colorado average:

2.30

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2009, including police officers: 255 (166 officers - 126 male; 40 female).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

1.66
Colorado average:

2.35

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2008, including police officers: 248 (162 officers - 123 male; 39 female).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

1.73
Colorado average:

2.38

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2007, including police officers: 252 (167 officers - 127 male; 40 female).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

1.83
Colorado average:

2.37

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2006, including police officers: 258 (163 officers - 125 male; 38 female).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

1.74
Colorado average:

2.38

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2005, including police officers: 250 (166 officers - 128 male; 38 female).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

1.78
Colorado average:

2.38

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2004, including police officers: 248 (158 officers - 122 male; 36 female).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

1.68
Colorado average:

2.37

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2003, including police officers: 253 (167 officers - 124 male; 43 female).
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.