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Safest Cities in Colorado

A Guide to Colorado's Safest Cities

Best Places to Live in Colorado

Colorado’s Safest Cities

 

From the Colorado River to the panoramic vistas of the rugged Rockies, Colorado offers diverse and dramatic geography. The  “Centenniel State” is the 8th largest state and borders 3 other states in one spot, known as the Four Corners. This is where Utah, New Mexico, Arizona and Colorado meet. 

The state crime ratings are: 

Colorado Violent Crimes - 221

Colorado – State Average Violent Crimes

(per 100,000 residents)

Colorado Property Crimes- 2701

Colorado – State Average Property Crimes

(per 100,000 residents)

What are the Best Cities in Colorado to Live In?

 

Colorado’s safest cities boast low crime rates which are well below these numbers.  

Seventy percent of our Top 10 Safest Cities in Colorado had less than 300 property crimes.

Seven of the cities had 25 or less violent crimes.

If you are looking for the best places to live in Colorado, this list of safest cities in Colorado is a good place to start.

Following are the top cities with populations above 10,000 which have been recognized as the safest communities in Colorado.

 

 

The Top 10 Safest Cities in Colorado are:

1.   Louisville

2.   Frederick

3.   Erie

4.   Firestone

5.   Johnstown

6.   Windsor

7.   Fruita

8.   Parker

9.   Castle Rock

10. Evans

Safest Cities in Colorado – Video Summary

Louisville, CO

Louisville, CO

Population

21,224

Violent Crimes

18

Property Crimes

85

Frederick, CO

Frederick, CO

Population

12,850

Violent Crimes

7

Property Crimes

58

Erie, CO

Erie, CO

Population

23,660

Violent Crimes

12

Property Crimes

200

Firestone, CO

Firestone, CO

Population

13,416

Violent Crimes

9

Property Crimes

119

Johnstown, CO

Johnstown, CO

Population

16,552

Violent Crimes

3

Property Crimes

171

Windsor, CO

Windsor, CO

Population

23,523

Violent Crimes

5

Property Crimes

269

Fruita, CO

Fruita, CO

Population

12,971

Violent Crimes

25

Property Crimes

172

Parker, CO

Parker, CO

Population

52,179

Violent Crimes

77

Property Crimes

784

Castle Rock, CO

Castle Rock, CO

Population

59,337

Violent Crimes

54

Property Crimes

969

Evans, CO

Evans, CO

Population

22,153

Violent Crimes

68

Property Crimes

458

Make YOUR Home and Family Safer!

More of the Best Cities in Colorado

 

Whether you are looking at real estate that borders the Colorado River or overlooks the Rocky Mountains,  this list of the best cities in Colorado can help you locate a community with relatively low crime statistics.  Large city or small town…from just outside of Denver to Steamboat Springs-  a safe community is not far away. 

11-20

Steamboat Springs

Lafayette

Broomfield

Fort Morgan

Loveland

Golden

Fountain

Longmont

Littleton

Arvada

21-30

Fort Collins

Sterling

Greeley 

Brighton

Westminster

Northglenn

Durango

Commerce City

Canon City

Federal Heights

Safest Colorado Cities with Populations over 50,000

Colorado Cities with Populations over 50K and the Lowest Crime Rates

 

Notable in this category are two cities which rank #1 and #2…Parker and Castle Rock.  These two cities also made it in the Top 10 for cities with 10K. 

Usually larger cities have higher crime rates. Nevertheless, these larger cities fared well when the playing field is leveled.

Urban communities often face challenges that are less pervasive in smaller communities.  Consequently, The Home Security Advisor acknowledges some of the larger cities in Colorado that have exceeded expectations when it comes to keeping their streets safe.

Parker, CO

Parker, CO

Population

52,179

Violent Crimes

77

Property Crimes

784

Castle Rock, CO

Castle Rock, CO

Population

59,337

Violent Crimes

54

Property Crimes

969

Broomfield, CO

Broomfield, CO

Population

68,158

Violent Crimes

84

Property Crimes

1790

Loveland, CO

Loveland, CO

Population

78,671

Violent Crimes

249

Property Crimes

1888

Longmont, CO

Longmont, CO

Population

93,979

Violent Crimes

331

Property Crimes

2318

Arvada, CO

Arvada, CO

Population

119,346

Violent Crimes

193

Property Crimes

3302

Fort Collins, CO

Fort Collins, CO

Population

167,633

Violent Crimes

369

Property Crimes

4250

Greeley, CO

Greeley, CO

Population

105,906

Violent Crimes

449

Property Crimes

2714

Westminster, CO

Westminster, CO

Population

115,155

Violent Crimes

275

Property Crimes

3668

Commerce City, CO

Commerce City, CO

Population

56,469

Violent Crimes

314

Property Crimes

1843

Methodology – How we selected the Best Cities in Colorado for Low Crime

To determine the safest cities in Colorado, we analyzed the most recent (2017) FBI Uniform Crime Report figures for cities with a population of 10,000 or more, who reported their crime stats.

We considered both “Violent” (aggravated assault, murder,rape and robbery) and “Property Crimes” (burglary, arson, larceny-theft, motor vehicle theft). These figures were weighted in order to reflect the seriousness of the criminal activity. Property crimes were factored by .50 and then added to the number of violent crimes reported in the community.

This number was then divided by the population of the community and normalized the statistical finding to weighted crimes per 100,000.

 

The Best Cities in Colorado- Crime Ratings

 

While no rating system is perfect, this provides a strong statistical indicator of the overall safety of the community. If you are considering relocating to Colorado, these communities are among the best cities in which a new Coloradan could reside.

However, it is important to understand that not all cities report their data…and that certain areas within any city may be much safer than others.  This is especially true in larger metropolitan areas.  Consequently, one should investigate individual neighborhoods within the community communicate with local law enforcement to get a better picture of the safety on a local neighborhood level.

For more tips on keeping your home and family safer, we recommend you take a look at out our Guide to Personal Safety, Tips for Home Security…and consider a top rated professionally monitored home security system.

 

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