10 Most Dangerous Cities in Colorado

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Since Colorado boasts majestic mountains, plenty of outdoor activities, incredible cityscapes, and an impressive job market, it should come as no surprise that people want to live here. To add, an increase in population is typically accompanied by the rise in crime, which can be seen in the FBI's Crime in the United States report, which covers almost every city and town in Colorado. In this article, we shall discuss RoadSnack's data on the most dangerous cities in Colorado:  

1. Glendale

The likelihood of Glendale residents becoming victims of a violent crime in 2019 was 1 in 105. The state has the second-highest murder rate in the country. Also, Glendale's property crime rate is more than twice as high as Colorado's second-worst city, with a 1 in 5 chance of stuff getting stolen or damaged. For a town of 5,289 people, that's insane. 81 stolen cars total.

2. Alamosa

Alamosa sits in the south-central part of the state, so it ranks second least safe in Colorado. Despite this, crime statistics in Alamosa might be slightly inflated since it is a popular tourist destination offering loads to do all year long, along with the Summerfest music festival. However, the city had the second-highest burglary rate in Colorado, which means that residents, not tourists, were the victims.

3. Canon City

Canon City is another popular tourist attraction in Colorado, where rafting and rock climbing are finest. However, Canon City, which appeals to thrill-seekers, has climbed the list of downsides for many years. Since 2010, this is the second and fourth highest rape and murder rates for the city.

4. Sheridan

Sheridan's crime rate already ranks among Denver's worst suburbs, so there's good news and bad news. Sheridan's violent crime rate dropped nearly in half last year, which is good news. We're sure the neighborhood residents are pleased to be able to walk in the park without fear of being attacked. The bad news is that property crime persists at high rates. Property crimes victimized 1 in 13 residents in 2019

5. La Junta

You might think that having a giant fort around would deter criminals, but La Junta may be better. Colorado's fifth highest property crime rate propels this tiny municipality to the top of this list. It is primarily due to a high burglary rate in La Junta for 2019. Not to mention that two cars are stolen on average every month in such a small town. Broken windows and stolen vehicles aren't the only problems. As far as rape incidence in Colorado goes, La Junta was third.

6. Denver

When it comes to crime in Mile High City, there is still work to be done. There was a 1 in 133 chance of residents being violently attacked over 2019, which ranked as the third-highest in Colorado. Compared to Los Angeles, that's higher. Despite this fact, Denver's best areas have significantly fewer crimes than its worst areas.

7. Trinidad

In the past, Trinidad was home to trappers and ranchers. Crime is, unfortunately, a part of that. It's fair to say that Trinidad is one of the few countries without a murder or rape on this list for 2019. 67 burglaries in Trinidad also marked the year. The number of burglaries in Aurora is the third highest in Colorado out of 8,116 residents.

8. Sterling

Sterling has 13,573 residents, which might not seem like much, but it's the largest city in northeastern Colorado. Sterling has a higher crime rate than most other major economic centers. The number of burglaries in Sterling in 2019 is still smaller than the number of violent crimes. Staying out late in North Sterling State Park isn't recommended because Sterling has one of Colorado's highest crime rates. Since last year, violent crime has remained relatively unchanged.

9. Colorado Springs

Garden of the Gods and Red Rock Canyon draw outdoor enthusiasts worldwide to Colorado Springs. The crime rate in Colorado's second city is also above average. A city average of two arson cases per week and eight cars are stolen per day.

10. Lone Tree

Although malls in Lone Tree provide jobs and money to a community, they also tend to significantly increase a city's property crime rate. Even though the property crime rate in Lone Tree is the third highest in Colorado, it's nothing to worry about because 90%+ of that crime stems from teenagers shoplifting, not violent offenders.

What does this data tell you about Colorado? We'd love to hear from you. 



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