Brighton, CO Crime Statistics For 2021

Demographics | Crime | Cost Of Living
Updated: 2020-12-30
1,257
Total Crimes
2,974.0
Total Crimes / 100k People
20.08%
Above National Average
93 out of 136
In Colorado
7,782 out of 9,891
In America

What is the crime rate in Brighton, CO?

According to the most recent data from the FBI, the total crime rate in Brighton is 2,974.0 per 100,000 people. That's 20.08% higher than the national rate of 2,476.7 per 100,000 people and 0.08% 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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Brighton SnackAbility

8
/10
Overall SnackAbility
Jobs
8.5/10
Housing
9
Affordability
6
Diversity
9
Safety
5
Amenities
8.5
Education
6
Commute
4

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

Statistic Count
Raw
Brighton
/ 100k People
Colorado
/ 100k People
National
/ 100k People
Total Crimes Per 100K 1,257 2,974.0 2,971.6 2,476.7
Murder 0 0.0 3.8 5.0
Robbery 5 11.8 63.6 81.6
Aggravated Assault 97 229.5 246.3 250.2
Violent Crime 138 326.5 381.0 366.7
Burglary 93 220.0 348.4 340.5
Larceny 859 2,032.3 1,858.3 1,549.5
Car Theft 167 395.1 384.0 219.9
Property Crime 1,119 2,647.5 2,590.7 2,109.9

Violent Crime Rates In Brighton

138.0
Violent Crimes
326.5
Violent Crimes / 100k People
-10.96%
Below National Average
  • You have a 1 in 306.3 chance of being the victim of a violent crime in Brighton each year. That compares to a 1 in 262.5 chance statewide.
  • The violent crime rate in Brighton is 326.5 per 100,000 people.
  • That's -10.96% lower than the national rate of 366.7 per 100,000 people.
  • -14.29% lower than the Colorado violent crime rate of 381.0 per 100,000 people.

Property Crime Rates In Brighton

1,119.0
Property Crimes
2,647.5
Property Crimes / 100k People
25.48%
Above National Average
  • You have a 1 in 37.8 chance of being the victim of a property crime in Brighton each year. That compares to a 1 in 47.4 chance nationally.
  • The property crime rate in Brighton is 2,647.5 per 100,000 people.
  • That's 25.48% higher than the national rate of 2,109.9 per 100,000 people.
  • And 2.19% higher than the Colorado property crime rate of 2,590.7 per 100,000 people.

Brighton 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 Brighton

City Population Count
Raw
Total Crime
/ 100k People
Property Crime
/ 100k People
Violent Crime
/ 100k People
Denver, CO 728,941 32,747 4,492.4 3,743.5 748.9
Aurora, CO 380,600 13,905 3,653.4 2,918.0 735.4
Thornton, CO 142,168 4,691 3,299.6 3,026.7 272.9
Northglenn, CO 39,420 1,409 3,574.3 3,117.7 456.6
Firestone, CO 15,558 133 854.9 816.3 38.6
Federal Heights, CO 12,929 640 4,950.1 4,284.9 665.2
Fort Lupton, CO 8,273 82 991.2 942.8 48.4
Commerce, GA 6,927 165 2,382.0 1,977.8 404.2
Dacono, CO 6,074 74 1,218.3 1,136.0 82.3
Hudson, CO 1,806 40 2,214.8 1,827.2 387.6
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