Cortez, CO
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The crime rate in Cortez is considerably higher than the national average across all communities in America from the largest to the smallest, although at 30 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 Cortez is 1 in 34. Based on FBI crime data, Cortez is not one of the safest communities in America. Relative to Colorado, Cortez has a crime rate that is higher than 78% of the state's cities and towns of all sizes.

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

NeighborhoodScout's research shows that Cortez's violent crime rate is 2 per one thousand inhabitants, which is about average for all communities in America, across all population sizes. Violent crimes that are tracked and included in this rate are armed robbery, aggravated assault, rape (not statutory), and murder and non-negligent manslaughter. Roughly similar to the national average, our analysis shows that your chance of becoming a victim of violent crime in Cortez is one in 623.

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

Cortez Crime Data

 

Crime Index

20

(100 is safest)


Safer than 20% of U.S. Cities

Cortez Annual Crimes

  Violent Property Total

Number of Crimes

14

244

258

Crime Rate
(per 1,000 residents)

1.61

28.00

29.60

Violent Crime

violent Crime Comparison (per 1,000 residents)

Crime
Cortez 1.61
Colorado 3.21

My Chances of Becoming a Victim of a Violent Crime

1 in 623

in Cortez

1 in 312

in Colorado

Cortez VIOLENT CRIMES

Population: 8,715
Murder Rape Robbery Assault
Report Total 0 2 1 11
Rate per 1,000 0.00 0.23 0.11 1.26

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
Cortez 28.00
Colorado 26.42

My Chances of Becoming a Victim of a Property Crime

1 in 36

in Cortez

1 in 38

in Colorado

Cortez Property CRIMES

Population: 8,715
burglary theft motor vehicle theft
Report Total 9 230 5
Rate per 1,000 1.03 26.39 0.57

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

Cortez Crimes Per Square Mile

Crime
Cortez 41
Colorado 44

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