Boulder, CO Crime Statistics For 2020

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Updated: 2020-03-08
3,958
Total Crimes
3,652.0
Total Crimes / 100k People
42.19%
Above National Average

What is the crime rate in Boulder, CO?

According to the most recent data from the FBI, the total crime rate in Boulder is 3,652.0 per 100,000 people. That's 42.19% higher than the national rate of 2,568.4 per 100,000 people and 19.00% higher than the Colorado total crime rate of 3,068.8 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
9

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 3,958 3,652.0 3,068.8 2,568.4
Murder 0 0.0 3.7 5.0
Robbery 39 36.0 66.7 86.2
Aggravated Assault 214 197.5 255.4 246.8
Violent Crime 292 269.4 397.2 368.9
Burglary 386 356.2 375.2 376.0
Larceny 3,035 2,800.3 1,915.9 1,594.6
Car Theft 245 226.1 380.5 228.9
Property Crime 3,666 3,382.5 2,671.6 2,199.5

Violent Crime Rates In Boulder

292
Violent Crimes
269.4
Violent Crimes / 100k People
-26.97%
Below National Average
  • You have a 1 in 371.2 chance of being the victim of a violent crime in Boulder each year. That compares to a 1 in 251.7 chance statewide.
  • The violent crime rate in Boulder is 269.4 per 100,000 people.
  • That's -26.97% lower than the national rate of 368.9 per 100,000 people.
  • -32.17% lower than the Colorado violent crime rate of 397.2 per 100,000 people.

Property Crime Rates In Boulder

3,666
Property Crimes
3,382.5
Property Crimes / 100k People
53.79%
Above National Average
  • You have a 1 in 29.6 chance of being the victim of a property crime in Boulder each year. That compares to a 1 in 45.5 chance nationally.
  • The property crime rate in Boulder is 3,382.5 per 100,000 people.
  • That's 53.79% higher than the national rate of 2,199.5 per 100,000 people.
  • And 26.61% higher than the Colorado property crime rate of 2,671.6 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 113,751 3,987 3,505.0 3,225.5 279.6
Northglenn, CO 39,383 1,447 3,674.2 3,306.0 368.2
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 14,419 140 970.9 846.1 124.8
Federal Heights, CO 12,929 640 4,950.1 4,284.9 665.2
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