Littleton, CO
Crime Rates

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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 2016 calendar year; released from FBI in Sept. 2017 (latest available). Updated annually. Where is 2017 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

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 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 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.

NeighborhoodScout's research shows that Littleton's violent crime rate is 1 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 Littleton is one in 965.

NeighborhoodScout's analysis also reveals that Littleton's rate for property crime is 28 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 36.

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 311.

Littleton Crime Data


Crime Index


(100 is safest)

Safer than 20% of U.S. Cities

Littleton Annual Crimes

  Violent Property Total

Number of Crimes




Crime Rate
(per 1,000 residents)




Violent Crime

violent Crime Comparison (per 1,000 residents)

Littleton 1.04
Colorado 3.43

My Chances of Becoming a Victim of a Violent Crime

1 in 965

in Littleton

1 in 292

in Colorado


Population: 46,333
Murder Rape Robbery Assault
Report Total 3 12 13 20
Rate per 1,000 0.06 0.26 0.28 0.43


Population: 323,127,513
Murder Rape Robbery Assault
Report Total 17,250 130,603 332,198 803,007
Rate per 1,000 0.05 0.40 1.03 2.49

Property Crime

property Crime Comparison (per 1,000 residents)

Littleton 27.97
Colorado 27.41

My Chances of Becoming a Victim of a Property Crime

1 in 36

in Littleton

1 in 36

in Colorado

Littleton Property CRIMES

Population: 46,333
burglary theft motor vehicle theft
Report Total 239 908 149
Rate per 1,000 5.16 19.60 3.22

United States Property CRIMES

Population: 323,127,513
burglary theft motor vehicle theft
Report Total 1,515,096 5,638,455 765,484
Rate per 1,000 4.69 17.45 2.37

Littleton Crimes Per Square Mile

Littleton 97
Colorado 46