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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 2020 crime rate in Denver, CO is 519 (City-Data.com crime index), which is 2.0 times higher than the U.S. average. It was higher than in 97.2% U.S. cities. The 2020 Denver crime rate rose by 18% compared to 2019. The number of homicides stood at 97 - an increase of 30 compared to 2019. In the last 5 years Denver has seen rise of violent crime and rise of property crime.
See how dangerous Denver, CO is compared to the nearest cities:
(Note: Higher means more crime)
Denver:

519.0
Glendale:

1,132.6
Edgewater:

504.2
Englewood:

353.5
Mountain View:

170.4
Sheridan:

714.9
Cherry Hills Village:

62.2
Lakeside:

77,125.0
Lakewood:

433.8
City-Data.com crime index
Crime rates in Denver by year

Type

2007

2008

2009

2010

2011

2012

2013

2014

2015

2016

2017

2018

2019

2020

Murders
(per 100,000)
47
(8.2)
40
(6.7)
35
(5.8)
28
(4.7)
37
(6.1)
39
(6.2)
41
(6.3)
31
(4.7)
53
(7.8)
56
(8.0)
58
(8.2)
65
(9.0)
67
(9.2)
97
(13.1)
Rapes
(per 100,000)
294
(51.3)
282
(47.6)
341
(56.4)
371
(61.8)
396
(64.9)
383
(60.9)
519
(80.0)
471
(70.8)
568
(83.2)
586
(83.8)
750
(106.1)
749
(103.9)
742
(101.8)
670
(90.8)
Robberies
(per 100,000)
1,039
(181.2)
956
(161.2)
931
(154.0)
943
(157.1)
1,143
(187.2)
1,168
(185.8)
1,133
(174.6)
1,088
(163.5)
1,230
(180.2)
1,159
(165.7)
1,232
(174.4)
1,213
(168.3)
1,205
(165.3)
1,218
(165.1)
Assaults
(per 100,000)
2,148
(374.6)
2,081
(351.0)
2,166
(358.2)
2,045
(340.7)
2,142
(350.8)
2,295
(365.1)
2,400
(369.8)
2,412
(362.5)
2,548
(373.4)
2,801
(400.6)
2,790
(394.8)
3,275
(454.4)
3,482
(477.7)
4,344
(588.9)
Burglaries
(per 100,000)
5,691
(992.5)
5,168
(871.7)
4,755
(786.4)
4,505
(750.6)
4,867
(797.1)
5,131
(816.3)
4,927
(759.2)
4,558
(685.0)
4,796
(702.8)
4,681
(669.4)
4,342
(614.5)
4,021
(557.9)
3,970
(544.6)
5,223
(708.0)
Thefts
(per 100,000)
11,594
(2,022)
10,595
(1,787)
12,626
(2,088)
12,951
(2,158)
14,039
(2,299)
14,546
(2,314)
15,337
(2,363)
14,404
(2,165)
15,011
(2,200)
15,687
(2,243)
16,086
(2,276)
17,396
(2,414)
18,066
(2,478)
20,662
(2,801)
Auto thefts
(per 100,000)
5,113
(891.7)
3,585
(604.7)
3,486
(576.5)
3,230
(538.2)
3,587
(587.4)
3,669
(583.7)
3,491
(537.9)
3,443
(517.5)
4,374
(641.0)
4,796
(685.9)
5,570
(788.3)
5,340
(740.9)
5,300
(727.1)
8,409
(1,140)
Arson
(per 100,000)
183
(31.9)
149
(25.1)
136
(22.5)
130
(21.7)
95
(15.6)
98
(15.6)
96
(14.8)
138
(20.7)
112
(16.4)
94
(13.4)
132
(18.7)
117
(16.2)
109
(15.0)
160
(21.7)
City-Data.com crime index408.4351.0359.2356.0385.1386.3393.7363.5399.3404.4429.7437.4440.4519.0

The City-Data.com crime index weighs serious crimes and violent crimes more heavily. Higher means more crime, U.S. average is 254.8. 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 1,921 registered sex offenders living in Denver, Colorado as of February 20, 2024.
The ratio of all residents to sex offenders in Denver is 361 to 1.


When are crimes committed in Denver, CO?

Violent crime rate in 2020
Denver:

494.1
U.S. Average:

228.3

Violent crime rate in 2019
Denver:

441.7
U.S. Average:

219.8

Violent crime rate in 2018
Denver:

433.3
U.S. Average:

221.2

Violent crime rate in 2017
Denver:

407.2
U.S. Average:

226.3

Violent crime rate in 2016
Denver:

383.0
U.S. Average:

227.3

Violent crime rate in 2015
Denver:

375.6
U.S. Average:

219.4

Violent crime rate in 2014
Denver:

343.1
U.S. Average:

211.1

Violent crime rate in 2013
Denver:

364.8
U.S. Average:

214.3

Violent crime rate in 2012
Denver:

348.8
U.S. Average:

187.4

Violent crime rate in 2011
Denver:

346.0
U.S. Average:

187.1

Violent crime rate in 2010
Denver:

320.1
U.S. Average:

195.6

Violent crime rate in 2009
Denver:

324.1
U.S. Average:

208.9

Violent crime rate in 2008
Denver:

317.2
U.S. Average:

222.5

Violent crime rate in 2007
Denver:

345.6
U.S. Average:

229.1

Violent crime rate in 2006
Denver:

423.9
U.S. Average:

232.6

Violent crime rate in 2005
Denver:

343.9
U.S. Average:

227.1

Violent crime rate in 2004
Denver:

348.2
U.S. Average:

223.6

Violent crime rate in 2003
Denver:

279.5
U.S. Average:

230.3

Property crime rate in 2020
Denver:

452.6
U.S. Average:

169.6

Property crime rate in 2019
Denver:

341.9
U.S. Average:

179.7

Property crime rate in 2018
Denver:

343.4
U.S. Average:

190.2

Property crime rate in 2017
Denver:

355.0
U.S. Average:

206.4

Property crime rate in 2016
Denver:

348.9
U.S. Average:

216.6

Property crime rate in 2015
Denver:

346.7
U.S. Average:

221.5

Property crime rate in 2014
Denver:

322.9
U.S. Average:

230.8

Property crime rate in 2013
Denver:

350.7
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:

338.8
U.S. Average:

276.4

Property crime rate in 2009
Denver:

348.2
U.S. Average:

285.6

Property crime rate in 2008
Denver:

354.4
U.S. Average:

302.2

Property crime rate in 2007
Denver:

433.4
U.S. Average:

309.2

Property crime rate in 2006
Denver:

514.6
U.S. Average:

317.3

Property crime rate in 2005
Denver:

500.5
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
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: 1,784 (1,447 officers - 1,233 male; 214 female).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

1.95
Colorado average:

2.14

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2020, including police officers: 1,818 (1,552 officers - 1,326 male; 226 female).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

2.10
Colorado average:

2.24

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2019, including police officers: 1,859 (1,551 officers - 1,334 male; 217 female).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

2.13
Colorado average:

2.18

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2018, including police officers: 1,824 (1,517 officers - 1,309 male; 208 female).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

2.10
Colorado average:

2.20

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2017, including police officers: 1,774 (1,479 officers - 1,288 male; 191 female).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

2.09
Colorado average:

2.22

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2016, including police officers: 1,799 (1,483 officers - 1,307 male; 176 female).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

2.12
Colorado average:

2.17

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2015, including police officers: 1,735 (1,468 officers - 1,304 male; 164 female).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

2.15
Colorado average:

2.17

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2014, including police officers: 1,695 (1,430 officers - 1,276 male; 154 female).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

2.15
Colorado average:

2.22

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2013, including police officers: 1,662 (1,395 officers - 1,238 male; 157 female).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

2.15
Colorado average:

2.28

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2012, including police officers: 1,630 (1,388 officers - 1,231 male; 157 female).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

2.21
Colorado average:

2.23

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2011, including police officers: 1,646 (1,420 officers - 1,256 male; 164 female).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

2.33
Colorado average:

2.22

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2010, including police officers: 1,705 (1,470 officers - 1,301 male; 169 female).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

2.45
Colorado average:

2.30

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2009, including police officers: 1,757 (1,510 officers - 1,338 male; 172 female).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

2.50
Colorado average:

2.35

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2008, including police officers: 1,791 (1,541 officers - 1,361 male; 180 female).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

2.60
Colorado average:

2.38

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2007, including police officers: 1,917 (1,561 officers - 1,382 male; 179 female).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

2.72
Colorado average:

2.37

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2006, including police officers: 1,824 (1,497 officers - 1,324 male; 173 female).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

2.63
Colorado average:

2.38

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2005, including police officers: 1,792 (1,460 officers - 1,294 male; 166 female).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

2.59
Colorado average:

2.38

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2004, including police officers: 1,740 (1,418 officers - 1,258 male; 160 female).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

2.52
Colorado average:

2.37

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2003, including police officers: 1,716 (1,391 officers - 1,239 male; 152 female).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

2.46
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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