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


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

Crime rate in Golden, CO

The 2018 crime rate in Golden, CO is 209 (City-Data.com crime index), which is 1.3 times smaller than the U.S. average. It was higher than in 70.5% U.S. cities. The 2018 Golden crime rate rose by 13% compared to 2017. In the last 5 years Golden has seen increasing violent crime and increasing property crime.
See how dangerous Golden, CO is compared to the nearest cities:
(Note: Higher means more crime)
Golden:

209.1
Wheat Ridge:

240.7
Lakewood:

448.2
Arvada:

209.4
Edgewater:

367.3
Mountain View:

88.7
Lakeside:

103,875.0
Bow Mar:

55.3
Westminster:

254.8
City-Data.com crime index
Crime rates in Golden by year

Type

2007

2008

2009

2010

2011

2012

2013

2014

2015

2016

2017

2018

Murders
(per 100,000)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
1
(5.8)
0
(0.0)
1
(5.2)
0
(0.0)
1
(5.2)
1
(5.1)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
1
(4.8)
0
(0.0)
Rapes
(per 100,000)
1
(5.8)
1
(5.8)
2
(11.5)
2
(11.6)
2
(10.4)
3
(15.5)
5
(25.9)
9
(46.0)
7
(34.2)
4
(19.4)
7
(33.4)
16
(77.0)
Robberies
(per 100,000)
1
(5.8)
5
(29.1)
2
(11.5)
3
(17.4)
10
(52.1)
4
(20.7)
6
(31.0)
3
(15.3)
2
(9.8)
3
(14.6)
3
(14.3)
2
(9.6)
Assaults
(per 100,000)
23
(133.4)
35
(203.8)
37
(213.5)
15
(87.1)
34
(177.1)
24
(124.4)
21
(108.6)
17
(86.9)
19
(92.9)
24
(116.4)
12
(57.3)
26
(125.2)
Burglaries
(per 100,000)
50
(290.0)
54
(314.4)
66
(380.8)
60
(348.3)
59
(307.4)
55
(285.0)
43
(222.4)
44
(225.0)
45
(220.1)
36
(174.6)
62
(296.0)
49
(235.9)
Thefts
(per 100,000)
362
(2,099)
404
(2,352)
366
(2,111)
332
(1,927)
357
(1,860)
397
(2,057)
334
(1,728)
299
(1,529)
339
(1,658)
402
(1,950)
485
(2,315)
441
(2,123)
Auto thefts
(per 100,000)
34
(197.2)
26
(151.4)
20
(115.4)
11
(63.9)
25
(130.2)
19
(98.5)
25
(129.3)
32
(163.6)
38
(185.8)
42
(203.7)
53
(253.0)
47
(226.3)
Arson
(per 100,000)
7
(40.6)
3
(17.5)
5
(28.8)
4
(23.2)
4
(20.8)
2
(10.4)
3
(15.5)
5
(25.6)
4
(19.6)
1
(4.9)
3
(14.3)
2
(9.6)
City-Data.com crime index153.1182.4187.3138.5176.1153.6157.1159.0145.5149.7185.6209.1

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.




According to our research of Colorado and other state lists, there were 72 registered sex offenders living in Golden, Colorado as of April 11, 2021.
The ratio of all residents to sex offenders in Golden is 288 to 1.


When are crimes committed in Golden, CO?

Violent crime rate in 2018
Golden:

144.5
U.S. Average:

208.2

Violent crime rate in 2017
Golden:

78.8
U.S. Average:

215.2

Violent crime rate in 2016
Golden:

84.9
U.S. Average:

216.3

Violent crime rate in 2015
Golden:

85.6
U.S. Average:

208.5

Violent crime rate in 2014
Golden:

107.4
U.S. Average:

200.7

Violent crime rate in 2013
Golden:

106.0
U.S. Average:

204.3

Violent crime rate in 2012
Golden:

88.1
U.S. Average:

214.5

Violent crime rate in 2011
Golden:

135.4
U.S. Average:

214.1

Violent crime rate in 2010
Golden:

63.9
U.S. Average:

223.2

Violent crime rate in 2009
Golden:

135.6
U.S. Average:

238.0

Violent crime rate in 2008
Golden:

122.3
U.S. Average:

252.4

Violent crime rate in 2007
Golden:

75.4
U.S. Average:

259.7

Violent crime rate in 2005
Golden:

110.3
U.S. Average:

258.9

Violent crime rate in 2004
Golden:

54.5
U.S. Average:

256.0

Violent crime rate in 2003
Golden:

105.9
U.S. Average:

262.6

Violent crime rate in 2002
Golden:

131.2
U.S. Average:

272.2

Property crime rate in 2018
Golden:

187.3
U.S. Average:

190.2

Property crime rate in 2017
Golden:

212.9
U.S. Average:

206.4

Property crime rate in 2016
Golden:

163.0
U.S. Average:

216.6

Property crime rate in 2015
Golden:

154.8
U.S. Average:

221.5

Property crime rate in 2014
Golden:

146.0
U.S. Average:

230.8

Property crime rate in 2013
Golden:

150.3
U.S. Average:

250.4

Property crime rate in 2012
Golden:

174.6
U.S. Average:

267.3

Property crime rate in 2011
Golden:

174.0
U.S. Average:

273.5

Property crime rate in 2010
Golden:

175.6
U.S. Average:

276.4

Property crime rate in 2009
Golden:

199.0
U.S. Average:

285.6

Property crime rate in 2008
Golden:

203.2
U.S. Average:

302.2

Property crime rate in 2007
Golden:

192.5
U.S. Average:

309.2

Property crime rate in 2005
Golden:

353.0
U.S. Average:

322.3

Property crime rate in 2004
Golden:

215.1
U.S. Average:

327.4

Property crime rate in 2003
Golden:

228.9
U.S. Average:

334.1

Property crime rate in 2002
Golden:

233.4
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: 67 (50 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

2.32
Colorado average:

2.16

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2018, including police officers: 63 (49 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

2.36
Colorado average:

2.17

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2017, including police officers: 66 (45 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

2.15
Colorado average:

2.19

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2016, including police officers: 64 (43 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

2.09
Colorado average:

2.28

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2015, including police officers: 72 (48 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

2.35
Colorado average:

2.29

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2014, including police officers: 57 (39 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

1.99
Colorado average:

2.33

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2013, including police officers: 60 (43 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

2.22
Colorado average:

2.40

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2012, including police officers: 57 (42 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

2.18
Colorado average:

2.36

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2011, including police officers: 61 (43 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

2.24
Colorado average:

2.36

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2010, including police officers: 60 (43 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

2.50
Colorado average:

2.42

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2009, including police officers: 59 (41 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

2.37
Colorado average:

2.48

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2008, including police officers: 55 (40 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

2.33
Colorado average:

2.52

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2007, including police officers: 58 (41 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

2.38
Colorado average:

2.50

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2006, including police officers: 56 (42 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

2.45
Colorado average:

2.38

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2005, including police officers: 61 (42 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

2.45
Colorado average:

2.41

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2004, including police officers: 60 (44 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

2.56
Colorado average:

2.37

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2003, including police officers: 57 (40 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

2.33
Colorado average:

2.41

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

Zip codes: 80419.