Colorado Springs, CO
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The crime rate in Colorado Springs is considerably higher than the national average across all communities in America from the largest to the smallest, although at 41 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 Colorado Springs is 1 in 25. Based on FBI crime data, Colorado Springs is not one of the safest communities in America. Relative to Colorado, Colorado Springs has a crime rate that is higher than 87% of the state's cities and towns of all sizes.

How does the crime rate in Colorado Springs compare to similar sized communities across America? When NeighborhoodScout compared Colorado Springs with other communities its size, we found that the crime rate was near the average for all other communities of similar size. So, whether Colorado Springs's crime rate is high or low compared to all places in the US, when we control for population size and compare it to places that are similar in size, it is near the middle of the pack in crime rate; not much more or less dangerous, and about what we would expect from the statistics.

Now let us turn to take a look at how Colorado Springs 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 Colorado Springs.

From our analysis, we discovered that violent crime in Colorado Springs 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 Colorado Springs; such as armed robbery, aggravated assault, rape or murder; is 1 in 230. This equates to a rate of 4 per one thousand inhabitants.

NeighborhoodScout's analysis also reveals that Colorado Springs's rate for property crime is 36 per one thousand population. This makes Colorado Springs 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 Colorado Springs is one in 28.

Importantly, we found that Colorado Springs has one of the highest rates of motor vehicle theft in the nation according to our analysis of FBI crime data. This is compared to communities of all sizes, from the smallest to the largest. In fact, your chance of getting your car stolen if you live in Colorado Springs is one in 264.

Colorado Springs Crime Data

 

Crime Index

11

(100 is safest)


Safer than 11% of U.S. Cities

Colorado Springs Annual Crimes

  Violent Property Total

Number of Crimes

1,987

16,582

18,569

Crime Rate
(per 1,000 residents)

4.35

36.32

40.67

Violent Crime

violent Crime Comparison (per 1,000 residents)

Crime
Colorado Springs 4.35
Colorado 3.21

My Chances of Becoming a Victim of a Violent Crime

1 in 230

in Colorado Springs

1 in 312

in Colorado

Colorado Springs VIOLENT CRIMES

Population: 456,568
Murder Rape Robbery Assault
Report Total 25 342 377 1,243
Rate per 1,000 0.05 0.75 0.83 2.72

United States VIOLENT CRIMES

Population: 321,418,820
Murder Rape Robbery Assault
Report Total 15,696 124,047 327,374 764,449
Rate per 1,000 0.05 0.39 1.02 2.38

Property Crime

property Crime Comparison (per 1,000 residents)

Crime
Colorado Springs 36.32
Colorado 26.42

My Chances of Becoming a Victim of a Property Crime

1 in 28

in Colorado Springs

1 in 38

in Colorado

Colorado Springs Property CRIMES

Population: 456,568
burglary theft motor vehicle theft
Report Total 2,416 12,437 1,729
Rate per 1,000 5.29 27.24 3.79

United States Property CRIMES

Population: 321,418,820
burglary theft motor vehicle theft
Report Total 1,579,527 5,706,346 707,758
Rate per 1,000 4.91 17.75 2.20

Colorado Springs Crimes Per Square Mile

Crime
Colorado Springs 95
Colorado 44