Littleton, 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 2019 calendar year; released from FBI in Sept. 2020 (latest available). Updated annually. Where is 2020 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 about Scout's Crime Data

The crime rate in Littleton 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 Littleton is 1 in 34. Based on FBI crime data, Littleton is not one of the safest communities in America. Relative to Colorado, Littleton has a crime rate that is higher than 77% of the state's cities and towns of all sizes.

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

For Littleton, NeighborhoodScout found that the violent crime rate is well below the national average for all communities of all population sizes. Violent crimes such as assault, rape, murder and armed robbery happen less often in Littleton than in most of America. One's chance of becoming a victim of a violent crime here is one in 1118, which is a violent crime rate of 1 per one thousand inhabitants.

NeighborhoodScout's analysis also reveals that Littleton's rate for property crime is 29 per one thousand population. This makes Littleton 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 Littleton is one in 35.

Importantly, we found that Littleton 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 Littleton is one in 257.

Littleton Crime Data

 

Crime Index

15

(100 is safest)


Safer than 15% of U.S. Cities

Littleton Annual Crimes

  Violent Property Total

Number of Crimes

43

1,379

1,422

Crime Rate
(per 1,000 residents)

0.89

28.69

29.58

Violent Crime

Violent Crime Comparison (per 1,000 residents)

20 15 10 5 0
0.89
3.81
National Median: 4
    Littleton
    Colorado

My Chances of Becoming a Victim of a Violent Crime

1 in 1,118

in Littleton

1 in 263

in Colorado

Littleton VIOLENT CRIMES

Population: 48,065
Murder Rape Robbery Assault
Report Total 0 20 13 10
Rate per 1,000 0.00 0.42 0.27 0.21

United States VIOLENT CRIMES

Population: 328,239,523
Murder Rape Robbery Assault
Report Total 16,425 139,815 267,988 821,182
Rate per 1,000 0.05 0.43 0.82 2.50

Property Crime

Property Crime Comparison (per 1,000 residents)

100 75 50 25 0
28.69
25.91
National Median: 21
    Littleton
    Colorado

My Chances of Becoming a Victim of a Property Crime

1 in 35

in Littleton

1 in 39

in Colorado

Littleton Property CRIMES

Population: 48,065
burglary theft motor vehicle theft
Report Total 211 981 187
Rate per 1,000 4.39 20.41 3.89

United States Property CRIMES

Population: 328,239,523
burglary theft motor vehicle theft
Report Total 1,117,696 5,086,096 721,885
Rate per 1,000 3.41 15.50 2.20

Littleton Crimes Per Square Mile

200 150 100 50 0
103
46
National Median: 28.3
    Littleton
    Colorado