Colorado Springs, CO
Crime Rates

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Colorado Springs, 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 2016 calendar year; released from FBI in Sept. 2017 (latest available). Updated annually. Where is 2017 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

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 88% 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 201. This equates to a rate of 5 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 224.

Colorado Springs Crime Data


Crime Index


(100 is safest)

Safer than 10% of U.S. Cities

Colorado Springs Annual Crimes

  Violent Property Total

Number of Crimes




Crime Rate
(per 1,000 residents)




Violent Crime

violent Crime Comparison (per 1,000 residents)

Colorado Springs 4.97
Colorado 3.43

My Chances of Becoming a Victim of a Violent Crime

1 in 201

in Colorado Springs

1 in 292

in Colorado

Colorado Springs VIOLENT CRIMES

Population: 465,101
Murder Rape Robbery Assault
Report Total 24 452 438 1,398
Rate per 1,000 0.05 0.97 0.94 3.01


Population: 323,127,513
Murder Rape Robbery Assault
Report Total 17,250 130,603 332,198 803,007
Rate per 1,000 0.05 0.40 1.03 2.49

Property Crime

property Crime Comparison (per 1,000 residents)

Colorado Springs 35.65
Colorado 27.41

My Chances of Becoming a Victim of a Property Crime

1 in 28

in Colorado Springs

1 in 36

in Colorado

Colorado Springs Property CRIMES

Population: 465,101
burglary theft motor vehicle theft
Report Total 2,681 11,826 2,075
Rate per 1,000 5.76 25.43 4.46

United States Property CRIMES

Population: 323,127,513
burglary theft motor vehicle theft
Report Total 1,515,096 5,638,455 765,484
Rate per 1,000 4.69 17.45 2.37

Colorado Springs Crimes Per Square Mile

Colorado Springs 97
Colorado 46