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


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

Crime rate in Denver, CO

The 2018 crime rate in Denver, CO is 431 (City-Data.com crime index), which is 1.6 times higher than the U.S. average. It was higher than in 92.9% U.S. cities. The 2018 Denver crime rate rose by 2% compared to 2017. The number of homicides stood at 65 - an increase of 6 compared to 2017. In the last 5 years Denver has seen rise of violent crime and increasing property crime.
See how dangerous Denver, CO is compared to the nearest cities:
(Note: Higher means more crime)
Denver:

431.5
Glendale:

975.4
Edgewater:

401.7
Englewood:

364.8
Mountain View:

171.9
Sheridan:

677.2
Cherry Hills Village:

32.2
Lakeside:

86,000.0
Lakewood:

448.2
City-Data.com crime index
Crime rates in Denver by year

Type

2005

2006

2007

2008

2009

2010

2011

2012

2013

2014

2015

2016

2017

2018

Murders
(per 100,000)
59
(10.5)
51
(9.0)
47
(8.2)
40
(6.7)
39
(6.4)
22
(3.6)
34
(5.6)
39
(6.2)
40
(6.2)
31
(4.7)
53
(7.8)
57
(8.2)
59
(8.3)
65
(9.0)
Rapes
(per 100,000)
328
(58.1)
342
(60.2)
296
(51.6)
282
(47.6)
343
(56.7)
367
(60.5)
396
(64.9)
376
(59.8)
514
(79.2)
448
(67.3)
548
(80.3)
567
(81.1)
699
(98.9)
717
(99.5)
Robberies
(per 100,000)
1,432
(253.7)
1,280
(225.2)
1,045
(182.3)
951
(160.4)
946
(156.4)
926
(152.5)
1,143
(187.2)
1,165
(185.3)
1,132
(174.4)
1,091
(164.0)
1,230
(180.2)
1,160
(165.9)
1,232
(174.4)
1,211
(168.0)
Assaults
(per 100,000)
2,673
(473.5)
2,652
(466.5)
2,164
(377.4)
2,088
(352.2)
2,165
(358.0)
1,976
(325.5)
2,135
(349.6)
2,291
(364.5)
2,401
(370.0)
2,413
(362.7)
2,768
(405.6)
2,813
(402.3)
2,784
(394.0)
3,269
(453.6)
Burglaries
(per 100,000)
7,360
(1,304)
6,543
(1,151)
5,694
(993.0)
5,173
(872.5)
4,763
(787.7)
4,501
(741.5)
4,868
(797.2)
5,129
(816.0)
4,918
(757.8)
4,555
(684.6)
4,762
(697.8)
4,675
(668.6)
4,331
(612.9)
3,982
(552.5)
Thefts
(per 100,000)
18,518
(3,280)
13,376
(2,353)
11,594
(2,022)
10,547
(1,779)
12,628
(2,088)
12,944
(2,132)
14,040
(2,299)
14,544
(2,314)
15,306
(2,358)
14,363
(2,159)
14,962
(2,192)
15,638
(2,236)
16,021
(2,267)
17,207
(2,387)
Auto thefts
(per 100,000)
8,024
(1,421)
6,347
(1,117)
5,121
(893.1)
3,596
(606.5)
3,488
(576.8)
3,226
(531.4)
3,587
(587.4)
3,670
(583.9)
3,487
(537.3)
3,434
(516.1)
4,365
(639.6)
4,788
(684.7)
5,560
(786.8)
5,275
(731.9)
Arson
(per 100,000)
256
(45.3)
198
(34.8)
178
(31.0)
147
(24.8)
136
(22.5)
128
(21.1)
95
(15.6)
97
(15.4)
96
(14.8)
138
(20.7)
112
(16.4)
94
(13.4)
129
(18.3)
116
(16.1)
City-Data.com crime index574.3490.9409.7350.9361.6346.2383.9385.2392.4360.5402.7402.4423.5431.5

The City-Data.com crime index weighs serious crimes and violent crimes more heavily. Higher means more crime, U.S. average is 274.0. 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 1,797 registered sex offenders living in Denver, Colorado as of July 07, 2020.
The ratio of all residents to sex offenders in Denver is 386 to 1.


When are crimes committed in Denver, CO?

Violent crime rate in 2018
Denver:

428.3
U.S. Average:

207.3

Violent crime rate in 2017
Denver:

399.8
U.S. Average:

215.2

Violent crime rate in 2016
Denver:

381.5
U.S. Average:

216.3

Violent crime rate in 2015
Denver:

388.8
U.S. Average:

208.5

Violent crime rate in 2014
Denver:

340.0
U.S. Average:

200.7

Violent crime rate in 2013
Denver:

363.7
U.S. Average:

204.3

Violent crime rate in 2012
Denver:

347.2
U.S. Average:

214.5

Violent crime rate in 2011
Denver:

344.4
U.S. Average:

214.1

Violent crime rate in 2010
Denver:

306.7
U.S. Average:

223.2

Violent crime rate in 2009
Denver:

326.9
U.S. Average:

238.0

Violent crime rate in 2008
Denver:

317.3
U.S. Average:

252.4

Violent crime rate in 2007
Denver:

347.8
U.S. Average:

259.7

Violent crime rate in 2006
Denver:

423.9
U.S. Average:

264.1

Violent crime rate in 2005
Denver:

442.6
U.S. Average:

258.9

Violent crime rate in 2004
Denver:

348.2
U.S. Average:

256.0

Violent crime rate in 2003
Denver:

279.5
U.S. Average:

262.6

Violent crime rate in 2002
Denver:

242.4
U.S. Average:

272.2

Property crime rate in 2018
Denver:

339.6
U.S. Average:

189.3

Property crime rate in 2017
Denver:

354.0
U.S. Average:

206.4

Property crime rate in 2016
Denver:

348.2
U.S. Average:

216.6

Property crime rate in 2015
Denver:

345.1
U.S. Average:

221.5

Property crime rate in 2014
Denver:

322.3
U.S. Average:

230.8

Property crime rate in 2013
Denver:

350.1
U.S. Average:

250.4

Property crime rate in 2012
Denver:

366.5
U.S. Average:

267.3

Property crime rate in 2011
Denver:

362.5
U.S. Average:

273.5

Property crime rate in 2010
Denver:

334.6
U.S. Average:

276.4

Property crime rate in 2009
Denver:

348.5
U.S. Average:

285.6

Property crime rate in 2008
Denver:

354.4
U.S. Average:

302.2

Property crime rate in 2007
Denver:

433.7
U.S. Average:

309.2

Property crime rate in 2006
Denver:

515.3
U.S. Average:

317.3

Property crime rate in 2005
Denver:

637.9
U.S. Average:

322.3

Property crime rate in 2004
Denver:

470.6
U.S. Average:

327.4

Property crime rate in 2003
Denver:

448.8
U.S. Average:

334.1

Property crime rate in 2002
Denver:

421.1
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 2018, including police officers: 1,824 (1,517 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

2.10
Colorado average:

2.17

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2017, including police officers: 1,774 (1,479 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

2.09
Colorado average:

2.19

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2016, including police officers: 1,799 (1,483 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

2.12
Colorado average:

2.28

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2015, including police officers: 1,735 (1,468 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

2.15
Colorado average:

2.30

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2014, including police officers: 1,695 (1,430 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

2.15
Colorado average:

2.34

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2013, including police officers: 1,662 (1,395 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

2.15
Colorado average:

2.40

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2012, including police officers: 1,630 (1,388 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

2.21
Colorado average:

2.36

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2011, including police officers: 1,646 (1,420 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

2.33
Colorado average:

2.33

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2010, including police officers: 1,705 (1,470 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

2.42
Colorado average:

2.42

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2009, including police officers: 1,757 (1,510 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

2.50
Colorado average:

2.47

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2008, including police officers: 1,791 (1,541 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

2.60
Colorado average:

2.51

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2007, including police officers: 1,917 (1,561 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

2.72
Colorado average:

2.49

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2006, including police officers: 1,824 (1,497 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

2.70
Colorado average:

2.38

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2005, including police officers: 1,792 (1,460 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

2.63
Colorado average:

2.41

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2004, including police officers: 1,740 (1,418 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

2.56
Colorado average:

2.37

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2003, including police officers: 1,716 (1,391 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

2.51
Colorado average:

2.41

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

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