SafeWise is happy to release our fifth annual Safest Cities report. Here are the 20 Safest Cities in Colorado for 2019. See if your city made the list.
The majority of this year’s safest Colorado cities made our list for the second year in a row. It’s not surprising when 65% of them had fewer than 10 total violent crimes in 2017. The top city, Lamar, reported no murder, rape, aggravated assault, motor vehicle theft, or arson—and 85% of the top 20 were murder-free.
Although the state is slightly higher than the national averages for both violent and property crime, every city on our list reported fewer than 1.5 violent crime incidents per 1,000 people. Plus, 85% also beat the state’s property crime rate of 31.01 incidents per 1,000.
Despite those higher crime rates, citizens in Colorado are also worried about digital security—ranking it high enough to tie with property crime as the most concerning safety issue on our State of Safety report. Of those surveyed, 31% said they had experienced a digital security crime over the past year, compared to 21% who experienced property crime and 6% who experienced violent crime.
The state is barely higher the national violent crime rate—4.493 vs. 4.485 incidents per 1,000 people.
Colorado has a higher property crime rate (31.01) than the national rate of 27.11.
65% of the safest cities reported fewer than one violent crime incident per 1,000 people.
85% of the cities beat the state’s property crime rate.
64% of respondents to the State of Safety survey named digital security and property crime as their top worries
The main digital security fear is being a target for identity theft—79% are worried about ID theft, vs. 74% nationwide.
Someone breaking in while they’re not home was the top property crime concern, with 67% ranking it first, compared to 63% across the country.
Beyond Safest Cities: What Are the Biggest Safety Concerns in Your State?
Crime statistics are one thing, but do they line up with what people are really worried about when it comes to safety? To find out, SafeWise conducted a nationwide survey. See what the biggest safety concern is in your state—and learn more about what your neighbors are nervous about—in our State of Safety report.
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