Wheat Ridge, CO
Crime Rates


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Wheat Ridge, CO crime analytics

With a crime rate of 51 per one thousand residents, Wheat Ridge 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 20. Within Colorado, more than 92% of the communities have a lower crime rate than Wheat Ridge.

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

From our analysis, we discovered that violent crime in Wheat Ridge 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 Wheat Ridge; such as armed robbery, aggravated assault, rape or murder; is 1 in 312. 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 Wheat Ridge is property crime. Property crimes that are tracked for this analysis are burglary, larceny over fifty dollars, motor vehicle theft, and arson. In Wheat Ridge, your chance of becoming a victim of a property crime is one in 21, which is a rate of 48 per one thousand population.

Importantly, we found that Wheat Ridge 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 Wheat Ridge is one in 145.

Wheat Ridge Crime Data

Crime Index


(100 is safest)

Safer than 6% of U.S. Cities

Wheat Ridge Annual Crimes
  Violent Property Total

Number of Crimes




Crime Rate
(per 1,000 residents)




Violent Crime

violent Crime Comparison (per 1,000 residents)

Wheat Ridge 3.21
Colorado 3.21
My Chances of Becoming a Victim of a Violent Crime

1 in 312

in Wheat Ridge

1 in 312

in Colorado
Population: 31,192
Murder Rape Robbery Assault
Report Total 1 14 32 53
Rate per 1,000 0.03 0.45 1.03 1.70
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)

Wheat Ridge 47.51
Colorado 26.42
My Chances of Becoming a Victim of a Property Crime

1 in 21

in Wheat Ridge

1 in 38

in Colorado
Wheat Ridge Property CRIMES
Population: 31,192
burglary theft motor vehicle theft
Report Total 195 1,072 215
Rate per 1,000 6.25 34.37 6.89
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

Wheat Ridge Crimes Per Square Mile

Wheat Ridge 166
Colorado 44