Durango, CO
Crime Rates


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Durango, CO crime analytics

The crime rate in Durango 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 Durango is 1 in 25. Based on FBI crime data, Durango is not one of the safest communities in America. Relative to Colorado, Durango has a crime rate that is higher than 87% of the state's cities and towns of all sizes.

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

From our analysis, we discovered that violent crime in Durango 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 Durango; such as armed robbery, aggravated assault, rape or murder; is 1 in 367. 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 Durango is property crime. Property crimes that are tracked for this analysis are burglary, larceny over fifty dollars, motor vehicle theft, and arson. In Durango, your chance of becoming a victim of a property crime is one in 26, which is a rate of 38 per one thousand population.

Durango Crime Data

Crime Index


(100 is safest)

Safer than 11% of U.S. Cities

Durango Annual Crimes
  Violent Property Total

Number of Crimes




Crime Rate
(per 1,000 residents)




Violent Crime

violent Crime Comparison (per 1,000 residents)

Durango 2.72
Colorado 3.21
My Chances of Becoming a Victim of a Violent Crime

1 in 367

in Durango

1 in 312

in Colorado
Population: 18,006
Murder Rape Robbery Assault
Report Total 1 16 8 24
Rate per 1,000 0.06 0.89 0.44 1.33
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)

Durango 37.99
Colorado 26.42
My Chances of Becoming a Victim of a Property Crime

1 in 26

in Durango

1 in 38

in Colorado
Durango Property CRIMES
Population: 18,006
burglary theft motor vehicle theft
Report Total 74 584 26
Rate per 1,000 4.11 32.43 1.44
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

Durango Crimes Per Square Mile

Durango 74
Colorado 44