Boulder, CO Crime Statistics For 2021

Demographics | Crime | Cost Of Living
Updated: 2020-12-30
3,562
Total Crimes
3,282.4
Total Crimes / 100k People
32.53%
Above National Average
101 out of 136
In Colorado
8,119 out of 9,891
In America

What is the crime rate in Boulder, CO?

According to the most recent data from the FBI, the total crime rate in Boulder is 3,282.4 per 100,000 people. That's 32.53% higher than the national rate of 2,476.7 per 100,000 people and 10.46% higher than the Colorado total crime rate of 2,971.6 per 100,000 people.

Note: Because the rates of crime are so low in America, we use "per 100,000 people" to make the number a bit easier to compare across locations visually. It's mathematically the same as doing per capita comparisons and isn't conveying that there are 100,000+ people in a location.

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Boulder SnackAbility

8.5
/10
Overall SnackAbility
Jobs
8/10
Housing
9.5
Affordability
3
Diversity
8
Safety
5
Amenities
9.5
Education
9.5
Commute
8.5

How Does Boulder Crime Compare To The Rest Of The Country?

Statistic Count
Raw
Boulder
/ 100k People
Colorado
/ 100k People
National
/ 100k People
Total Crimes Per 100K 3,562 3,282.4 2,971.6 2,476.7
Murder 1 0.9 3.8 5.0
Robbery 37 34.1 63.6 81.6
Aggravated Assault 199 183.4 246.3 250.2
Violent Crime 278 256.2 381.0 366.7
Burglary 405 373.2 348.4 340.5
Larceny 2,628 2,421.7 1,858.3 1,549.5
Car Theft 251 231.3 384.0 219.9
Property Crime 3,284 3,026.2 2,590.7 2,109.9

Violent Crime Rates In Boulder

278.0
Violent Crimes
256.2
Violent Crimes / 100k People
-30.14%
Below National Average
  • You have a 1 in 390.4 chance of being the victim of a violent crime in Boulder each year. That compares to a 1 in 262.5 chance statewide.
  • The violent crime rate in Boulder is 256.2 per 100,000 people.
  • That's -30.14% lower than the national rate of 366.7 per 100,000 people.
  • -32.75% lower than the Colorado violent crime rate of 381.0 per 100,000 people.

Property Crime Rates In Boulder

3,284.0
Property Crimes
3,026.2
Property Crimes / 100k People
43.43%
Above National Average
  • You have a 1 in 33.0 chance of being the victim of a property crime in Boulder each year. That compares to a 1 in 47.4 chance nationally.
  • The property crime rate in Boulder is 3,026.2 per 100,000 people.
  • That's 43.43% higher than the national rate of 2,109.9 per 100,000 people.
  • And 16.81% higher than the Colorado property crime rate of 2,590.7 per 100,000 people.

Boulder Crime Compared To Colorado Average

Each category of crime indexed to the worst per capita in Colorado.
Data Source -- FBI UCR 2018.

Crime In Cities Around Boulder

City Population Count
Raw
Total Crime
/ 100k People
Property Crime
/ 100k People
Violent Crime
/ 100k People
Westminster, CO 114,392 4,029 3,522.1 3,245.9 276.2
Northglenn, CO 39,420 1,409 3,574.3 3,117.7 456.6
Wheat Ridge, CO 31,452 1,107 3,519.6 3,278.0 241.6
Golden, CO 20,768 581 2,797.6 2,585.7 211.9
Firestone, CO 15,558 133 854.9 816.3 38.6
Frederick, CO 14,238 14 98.3 98.3 0.0
Federal Heights, CO 12,929 640 4,950.1 4,284.9 665.2
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