Lamar, CO
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The crime rate in Lamar is considerably higher than the national average across all communities in America from the largest to the smallest, although at 29 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 Lamar is 1 in 34. Based on FBI crime data, Lamar is not one of the safest communities in America. Relative to Colorado, Lamar has a crime rate that is higher than 78% of the state's cities and towns of all sizes.

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

From our analysis, we discovered that violent crime in Lamar 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 Lamar; such as armed robbery, aggravated assault, rape or murder; is 1 in 270. This equates to a rate of 4 per one thousand inhabitants.

NeighborhoodScout's analysis also reveals that Lamar's rate for property crime is 26 per one thousand population. This makes Lamar 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 Lamar is one in 39.

Lamar Crime Data

 
Crime Index

20

(100 is safest)


Safer than 20% of U.S. Cities

Lamar Annual Crimes
  Violent Property Total

Number of Crimes

28

194

222

Crime Rate
(per 1,000 residents)

3.71

25.68

29.38

Violent Crime

violent Crime Comparison (per 1,000 residents)

Crime
Lamar 3.71
Colorado 3.21
My Chances of Becoming a Victim of a Violent Crime

1 in 270

in Lamar

1 in 312

in Colorado
Lamar VIOLENT CRIMES
Population: 7,555
Murder Rape Robbery Assault
Report Total UNREPORTED UNREPORTED UNREPORTED UNREPORTED
Rate per 1,000 UNREPORTED UNREPORTED UNREPORTED UNREPORTED
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
Lamar 25.68
Colorado 26.42
My Chances of Becoming a Victim of a Property Crime

1 in 39

in Lamar

1 in 38

in Colorado
Lamar Property CRIMES
Population: 7,555
burglary theft motor vehicle theft
Report Total UNREPORTED UNREPORTED UNREPORTED
Rate per 1,000 UNREPORTED UNREPORTED UNREPORTED
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

Lamar Crimes Per Square Mile

Crime
Lamar 52
Colorado 44

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