Denver, CO Crime Statistics For 2021

Demographics | Crime | Cost Of Living
Updated: 2020-12-30
32,747
Total Crimes
4,492.4
Total Crimes / 100k People
81.39%
Above National Average
120 out of 136
In Colorado
9,021 out of 9,891
In America

What is the crime rate in Denver, CO?

According to the most recent data from the FBI, the total crime rate in Denver is 4,492.4 per 100,000 people. That's 81.39% higher than the national rate of 2,476.7 per 100,000 people and 51.18% 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.

For more reading on life in Denver, check out:

Denver SnackAbility

8
/10
Overall SnackAbility
Jobs
8/10
Housing
9
Affordability
4
Diversity
9.5
Safety
3
Amenities
9.5
Education
8
Commute
6

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

Statistic Count
Raw
Denver
/ 100k People
Colorado
/ 100k People
National
/ 100k People
Total Crimes Per 100K 32,747 4,492.4 2,971.6 2,476.7
Murder 67 9.2 3.8 5.0
Robbery 1,205 165.3 63.6 81.6
Aggravated Assault 3,474 476.6 246.3 250.2
Violent Crime 5,459 748.9 381.0 366.7
Burglary 3,967 544.2 348.4 340.5
Larceny 18,027 2,473.0 1,858.3 1,549.5
Car Theft 5,294 726.3 384.0 219.9
Property Crime 27,288 3,743.5 2,590.7 2,109.9

Violent Crime Rates In Denver

5,459.0
Violent Crimes
748.9
Violent Crimes / 100k People
104.23%
Above National Average
  • You have a 1 in 133.5 chance of being the victim of a violent crime in Denver each year. That compares to a 1 in 262.5 chance statewide.
  • The violent crime rate in Denver is 748.9 per 100,000 people.
  • That's 104.23% higher than the national rate of 366.7 per 100,000 people.
  • 96.59% higher than the Colorado violent crime rate of 381.0 per 100,000 people.

Property Crime Rates In Denver

27,288.0
Property Crimes
3,743.5
Property Crimes / 100k People
77.43%
Above National Average
  • You have a 1 in 26.7 chance of being the victim of a property crime in Denver each year. That compares to a 1 in 47.4 chance nationally.
  • The property crime rate in Denver is 3,743.5 per 100,000 people.
  • That's 77.43% higher than the national rate of 2,109.9 per 100,000 people.
  • And 44.50% higher than the Colorado property crime rate of 2,590.7 per 100,000 people.

Denver 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 Denver

City Population Count
Raw
Total Crime
/ 100k People
Property Crime
/ 100k People
Violent Crime
/ 100k People
Aurora, CO 380,600 13,905 3,653.4 2,918.0 735.4
Brighton, CO 42,267 1,257 2,974.0 2,647.5 326.5
Englewood, CO 35,273 1,915 5,429.1 5,225.0 204.1
Federal Heights, CO 12,929 640 4,950.1 4,284.9 665.2
Commerce, GA 6,927 165 2,382.0 1,977.8 404.2
Sheridan, CO 6,233 478 7,668.9 7,219.6 449.2
Glendale, CO 5,289 986 18,642.5 17,697.1 945.4
Enjoy The Snack?