Wheat Ridge, 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 Wheat Ridge is considerably higher than the national average across all communities in America from the largest to the smallest, although at 34 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 Wheat Ridge is 1 in 29. Based on FBI crime data, Wheat Ridge is not one of the safest communities in America. Relative to Colorado, Wheat Ridge has a crime rate that is higher than 83% of the state's cities and towns of all sizes.

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 435. This equates to a rate of 2 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 31, which is a rate of 32 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 142.

Wheat Ridge Crime Data

 

Crime Index

11

(100 is safest)


Safer than 11% of U.S. Cities

Wheat Ridge Annual Crimes

  Violent Property Total

Number of Crimes

72

1,003

1,075

Crime Rate
(per 1,000 residents)

2.30

32.02

34.32

Violent Crime

Violent Crime Comparison (per 1,000 residents)

20 15 10 5 0
2.3
3.81
National Median: 4
    Wheat Ridge
    Colorado

My Chances of Becoming a Victim of a Violent Crime

1 in 435

in Wheat Ridge

1 in 263

in Colorado

Wheat Ridge VIOLENT CRIMES

Population: 31,324
Murder Rape Robbery Assault
Report Total UNREPORTED UNREPORTED UNREPORTED UNREPORTED
Rate per 1,000 UNREPORTED UNREPORTED UNREPORTED UNREPORTED

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
32.02
25.91
National Median: 21
    Wheat Ridge
    Colorado

My Chances of Becoming a Victim of a Property Crime

1 in 31

in Wheat Ridge

1 in 39

in Colorado

Wheat Ridge Property CRIMES

Population: 31,324
burglary theft motor vehicle theft
Report Total UNREPORTED UNREPORTED UNREPORTED
Rate per 1,000 UNREPORTED UNREPORTED UNREPORTED

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

Wheat Ridge Crimes Per Square Mile

200 150 100 50 0
113
46
National Median: 28.3
    Wheat Ridge
    Colorado