Aspen, CO crime analytics

Source & Methodology

Analytics built by:   Location, Inc.

Raw data sources:   18,000 local law enforcement agencies in the U.S.

Date(s) & Update Frequency:   Reflects 2020 calendar year; released from FBI in Sept. 2021 (latest available). Updated annually. Where is 2021 data?

Methodology:   Our nationwide meta-analysis overcomes the issues inherent in any crime database, including non-reporting and reporting errors. This is possible by associating the 9.4 million reported crimes in the U.S, including over 2 million geocoded point locations…. Read more about Scout's Crime Data

The crime rate in Aspen is considerably higher than the national average across all communities in America from the largest to the smallest, although at 20 crimes per one thousand residents, it is not among the communities with the very highest crime rate. The chance of becoming a victim of either violent or property crime in Aspen is 1 in 51. Based on FBI crime data, Aspen is not one of the safest communities in America. Relative to Colorado, Aspen has a crime rate that is higher than 62% of the state's cities and towns of all sizes.

Importantly, when you compare Aspen to other communities of similar population, then Aspen crime rate (violent and property crimes combined) is quite a bit higher than average. Regardless of how Aspen does relative to all communities in America of all sizes, when NeighborhoodScout compared it to communities of similar population size, its crime rate per thousand residents stands out as higher than most.

Now let us turn to take a look at how Aspen does for violent crimes specifically, and then how it does for property crimes. This is important because the overall crime rate can be further illuminated by understanding if violent crime or property crimes (or both) are the major contributors to the general rate of crime in Aspen.

For Aspen, NeighborhoodScout found that the violent crime rate is well below the national average for all communities of all population sizes. Violent crimes such as assault, rape, murder and armed robbery happen less often in Aspen than in most of America. One's chance of becoming a victim of a violent crime here is one in 1751, which is a violent crime rate of 1 per one thousand inhabitants.

NeighborhoodScout's analysis also reveals that Aspen's rate for property crime is 19 per one thousand population. This makes Aspen a place where there is an above average chance of becoming a victim of a property crime, when compared to all other communities in America of all population sizes. Property crimes are motor vehicle theft, arson, larceny, and burglary. Your chance of becoming a victim of any of these crimes in Aspen is one in 53.

Aspen Crime Data

 

Crime Index

29

(100 is safest)


Safer than 29% of U.S. Cities

Aspen Annual Crimes

  Violent Property Total

Number of Crimes

4

133

137

Crime Rate
(per 1,000 residents)

0.57

18.99

19.56

Violent Crime

Violent Crime Comparison (per 1,000 residents)

20 15 10 5 0
0.57
4.26
National Median: 4
    Aspen
    Colorado

My Chances of Becoming a Victim of a Violent Crime

1 in 1,751

in Aspen

1 in 235

in Colorado

Aspen VIOLENT CRIMES

Population: 7,004
Murder Rape Robbery Assault
Report Total 0 4 0 0
Rate per 1,000 0.00 0.57 0.00 0.00

United States VIOLENT CRIMES

Population: 331,449,281
Murder Rape Robbery Assault
Report Total 21,570 126,430 243,600 921,505
Rate per 1,000 0.07 0.38 0.73 2.78

Property Crime

Property Crime Comparison (per 1,000 residents)

100 75 50 25 0
18.99
28.51
National Median: 19
    Aspen
    Colorado

My Chances of Becoming a Victim of a Property Crime

1 in 53

in Aspen

1 in 35

in Colorado

Aspen Property CRIMES

Population: 7,004
burglary theft motor vehicle theft
Report Total 1 132 0
Rate per 1,000 0.14 18.85 0.00

United States Property CRIMES

Population: 331,449,281
burglary theft motor vehicle theft
Report Total 1,035,314 4,606,324 810,400
Rate per 1,000 3.12 13.90 2.45

Aspen Crimes Per Square Mile

200 150 100 50 0
35
51
National Median: 26.9
    Aspen
    Colorado