Denver, CO
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With a crime rate of 42 per one thousand residents, Denver 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 24. Within Colorado, more than 89% of the communities have a lower crime rate than Denver.

However, compared to other communities of similar population size, Denver has a crime rate that is noticeably lower than the average. This means that for comparably sized cities all across America, Denver is actually safer than most according to NeighborhoodScout's exclusive analysis of FBI crime data.

Now let us turn to take a look at how Denver 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 Denver.

For Denver, we found that the violent crime rate is one of the highest in the nation, across communities of all sizes (both large and small). Violent offenses tracked included rape, murder and non-negligent manslaughter, armed robbery, and aggravated assault, including assault with a deadly weapon. According to NeighborhoodScout's analysis of FBI reported crime data, your chance of becoming a victim of one of these crimes in Denver is one in 148.

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

Importantly, we found that Denver 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 Denver is one in 156.

Denver Crime Data

 
Crime Index

9

(100 is safest)


Safer than 9% of U.S. Cities

Denver Annual Crimes
  Violent Property Total

Number of Crimes

4,604

24,332

28,936

Crime Rate
(per 1,000 residents)

6.75

35.65

42.39

Violent Crime

violent Crime Comparison (per 1,000 residents)

Crime
Denver 6.75
Colorado 3.21
My Chances of Becoming a Victim of a Violent Crime

1 in 148

in Denver

1 in 312

in Colorado
Denver VIOLENT CRIMES
Population: 682,545
Murder Rape Robbery Assault
Report Total 53 549 1,232 2,770
Rate per 1,000 0.08 0.80 1.81 4.06
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
Denver 35.65
Colorado 26.42
My Chances of Becoming a Victim of a Property Crime

1 in 28

in Denver

1 in 38

in Colorado
Denver Property CRIMES
Population: 682,545
burglary theft motor vehicle theft
Report Total 4,768 15,180 4,384
Rate per 1,000 6.99 22.24 6.42
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

Denver Crimes Per Square Mile

Crime
Denver 187
Colorado 44