50 Safest Cities
Known as the Centennial State, Colorado is known for its beautiful mountains, excellent skiing, and unique cities. Believe it or not, Colorado is also the home of the first cheeseburger, first rodeo, and the first movie theater. The federal government owns over a third of the land in Colorado including national forests, national grasslands, land owned by the Bureau of Land Management, national parks and monuments, plus Native American reservations.
Planning a trip to Colorado? Here’s some of the many things that you can’t miss:
- Hike and view wildlife in Rocky Mountain National Park
- Ski at Breckenridge, Aspen or Vail
- Head over to the Denver Botanic Gardens to experience nature, a conservatory, plus summer concerts in their sunken amphitheater
- While you’re in Denver, make sure you check out the Denver Art Museum, the largest art museum between Chicago and the West Coast.
The safest city in Colorado is Cherry Hills Village, with a population of 6,685 and an impressive median income of $238,750. With only .3 violent crimes and 3.74 property crimes per 1,000 people, Cherry Hills Village’s 2,156 households are incredibly safe and sound (plus, their property crimes have decreased from the previous year!). Other top choices include Evans, Gunnison, and Broomfield. Unfortunately for all you urbanites, the cities of Denver, Colorado Springs, and Boulder did not make the list.
This statistic shows the number of violent crimes per 1,000 people in the past year. Violent crimes include forcible rape, robbery, aggravated assault, murder and nonnegligent manslaughter, as defined by the FBI.
This statistic shows how many police officers there are per 1,000 of the city’s inhabitants. Across the United States, there was an average of 2.4 sworn officers per 1,000 inhabitants as of 2011, reports the FBI.
Finally, this number shows how many property crimes were committed in the past year per every 1,000 of the city’s residents. Property crimes include burglary, motor vehicle theft, arson and larceny-theft.
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To learn how we came to pick out Colorado’s safest cities, check out our methodology, which draws from FBI crime statistics. Other than that, I give you the safest cities in the great Rocky Mountain state!
Cherry Hills Village, CO
Estes Park, CO
Fort Lupton, CO
Castle Rock, CO
Manitou Springs, CO
Steamboat Springs, CO
Woodland Park, CO
Fort Collins, CO
Fort Morgan, CO
Colorado Springs, CO
Commerce City, CO
Didn’t Find Your City in the Top 50?
No big deal! We ranked all of the cities in your state for safety, so scroll down to see where your city landed. And remember— there’s always next year!
|Safety Rank||City||Population||Median Income||Violent Crime||Property Crime||Law Officer||Safety Score|
|53||Canon City, CO||16,723||n/a||4.37 -||38.87 -||2.15||61.49|
|56||Glenwood Springs, CO||10,073||61,044||2.68||45.37||2.48||58.88|
|57||Federal Heights, CO||12,624||38,328||6.1||42.85||1.98||57.93|
|59||Wheat Ridge, CO||31,567||52,747||4.24||48.82||2.38||55.32|
|60||Grand Junction, CO||62,352||47,824||5.79||45.69||1.73||55.24|
|63||La Junta, CO||6,900||32,437||5.07 -||58.55 -||2.03||47.16|
|65||Lone Tree, CO||13,638||122,202||1.61||65.41||3.59||46.01|
|67||Alamosa, CO||10,025||32,785||4.59 -||71.92 -||2.39||37.75|
How Did We Determine the Safest Cities?
- Murder rate
- Rape rate
- Robbery Rate
- Assault rate
- Burglary rate
- Theft rate
- Vehicle theft rate
- Arson rates
- Police offer rates per 1000 people
- Median Income
For each city, we’ll provide the most important information that you need to know, such as the city’s population, violent and property crime rates and trends, median income, average household income, and an overall safety score and ranking. Plus, we’ll show you all the specific numbers for the above rates, in addition to larceny theft rates, total number of police officers, and the total number of civilians working in law offices.