# Violent crime
DougCo Sheriff's report shows 21% increase in violent crime
(Douglas County, Colo.) The county’s crime rate is growing faster than its population, according to the 2021 Douglas County Sheriff’s Office Statistics Summary. The report shows Douglas County’s population grew by 2% during 2021, while overall crime increased by 8%. Between 2017 and 2021, crime in the Douglas County Sheriff’s Office jurisdiction increased by 9%, while the population grew by 8%, according to the summary.
Douglas County residents worry about crime in neighboring counties
Data from the Douglas County Public Safety Pulse Report.Graphics from Douglas County. Although Douglas County residents experience less violent crime than nearby counties, they worry about unsavory activity creeping into their neighborhoods.
Holyoke: loosening the shackles of crime
For three years running, the data from the FBI’s Uniform Crime Reporting Program - a collection of the number of offenses that come to the attention of law enforcement for violent crime and property crime across each town, city, state, and region - rated Holyoke among the top three as one of the most dangerous cities in Massachusetts. This is despite the fact that the crime rate in Holyoke has been steadily decreasing for the past five years. This year, the crime rate in Holyoke has decreased by 12.55%. Arrests are down as well.