Boulder, 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 2019 calendar year; released from FBI in Sept. 2020 (latest available). Updated annually. Where is 2020 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

With a crime rate of 38 per one thousand residents, Boulder has one of the highest crime rates in America compared to all communities of all sizes - from the smallest towns to the very largest cities. One's chance of becoming a victim of either violent or property crime here is one in 26. Within Colorado, more than 87% of the communities have a lower crime rate than Boulder.

Importantly, when you compare Boulder to other communities of similar population, then Boulder crime rate (violent and property crimes combined) is quite a bit higher than average. Regardless of how Boulder 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 Boulder 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 Boulder.

From our analysis, we discovered that violent crime in Boulder occurs at a rate higher than in most communities of all population sizes in America. The chance that a person will become a victim of a violent crime in Boulder; such as armed robbery, aggravated assault, rape or murder; is 1 in 355. This equates to a rate of 3 per one thousand inhabitants.

In addition, NeighborhoodScout found that a lot of the crime that takes place in Boulder is property crime. Property crimes that are tracked for this analysis are burglary, larceny over fifty dollars, motor vehicle theft, and arson. In Boulder, your chance of becoming a victim of a property crime is one in 28, which is a rate of 35 per one thousand population.

Boulder Crime Data

 

Crime Index

9

(100 is safest)


Safer than 9% of U.S. Cities

Boulder Annual Crimes

  Violent Property Total

Number of Crimes

298

3,749

4,047

Crime Rate
(per 1,000 residents)

2.82

35.48

38.30

Violent Crime

Violent Crime Comparison (per 1,000 residents)

20 15 10 5 0
2.82
3.81
National Median: 4
    Boulder
    Colorado

My Chances of Becoming a Victim of a Violent Crime

1 in 355

in Boulder

1 in 263

in Colorado

Boulder VIOLENT CRIMES

Population: 105,673
Murder Rape Robbery Assault
Report Total 1 55 39 203
Rate per 1,000 0.01 0.52 0.37 1.92

United States VIOLENT CRIMES

Population: 328,239,523
Murder Rape Robbery Assault
Report Total 16,425 139,815 267,988 821,182
Rate per 1,000 0.05 0.43 0.82 2.50

Property Crime

Property Crime Comparison (per 1,000 residents)

100 75 50 25 0
35.48
25.91
National Median: 21
    Boulder
    Colorado

My Chances of Becoming a Victim of a Property Crime

1 in 28

in Boulder

1 in 39

in Colorado

Boulder Property CRIMES

Population: 105,673
burglary theft motor vehicle theft
Report Total 433 3,051 265
Rate per 1,000 4.10 28.87 2.51

United States Property CRIMES

Population: 328,239,523
burglary theft motor vehicle theft
Report Total 1,117,696 5,086,096 721,885
Rate per 1,000 3.41 15.50 2.20

Boulder Crimes Per Square Mile

200 150 100 50 0
158
46
National Median: 28.3
    Boulder
    Colorado