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10 Most Dangerous Cities in Colorado

What are the most dangerous cities in Colorado? To find out what cities in Colorado that are the most dangerous with the highest crime rates, we consulted the most recent FBI Uniform Crime Report. Our rankings are based solely on the data publicly released each year by the FBI. Both violent and property crimes into account when compiling our list of Colorado’s most dangerous cities. Our list of dangerous cities, however, are ranked according to violent crime rate.*

We realize that this topic is inherently controversial in nature and hits close to home. We are aware that there are many different ways to present this data, but when compiling this list we chose to consider not just murder rate, but both violent and property crimes. Our list is ranked by violent crime rate, but check each city listing to get a general idea of the city’s ranking in terms of overall criminal offenses. Only cities with populations over 5,000 were considered.

1. Pueblo, CO: Colorado’s Most Dangerous City

Population: 109,065
Annual Crimes Per 1,000 Residents
Violent Crimes: 7.31 per 1,000 residents
Property Crimes: 64.46 per 1,000 residents
Total Reported Crimes: 71.76 per 1,000 residents

Pueblo has a crime rate of about 72 per one thousand residents.

Your chance of becoming a victim of a crime in Pueblo? One in 14

Pueblo’s ranking when considering both violent and property crimes? #2

These statistics make Pueblo the most dangerous city in Colorado.

2. Federal Heights, CO

Population: 11,886
Annual Crimes Per 1,000 Residents
Violent Crimes: 6.81 per 1,000 residents
Property Crimes: 56.12 per 1,000 residents
Total Reported Crimes: 62.93 per 1,000 residents

Federal Heights has a crime rate of about 63 per one thousand residents.

Your chance of becoming a victim of a crime in Federal Heights? One in 16.

Federal Height’s ranking when considering both violent and property crimes? #3

3. Denver, CO

Population: 628,545
Annual Crimes Per 1,000 Residents
Violent Crimes: 6.16 per 1,000 residents
Property Crimes: 37.14 per 1,000 residents
Total Reported Crimes: 43.30 per 1,000 residents

Denver has a crime rate of about 44 per one thousand residents.

Your chance of becoming a victim of a crime in Denver? One in 23.

Denver’s ranking when considering both violent and property crimes? #13

4. Sheridan, CO

Population: 5,871
Annual Crimes Per 1,000 Residents
Violent Crimes: 5.96 per 1,000 residents
Property Crimes: 66.43 per 1,000 residents
Total Reported Crimes: 72.39 per 1,000 residents

Sheridan has a crime rate of about 73 per one thousand residents.

Your chance of becoming a victim of a crime in Sheridan? One in 14.

Sheridan’s ranking when considering both violent and property crimes? #1

5. Gunnison, CO

Population: 5,967
Annual Crimes Per 1,000 Residents
Violent Crimes: 4.69 per 1,000 residents
Property Crimes: 39.22 per 1,000 residents
Total Reported Crimes: 43.91 per 1,000 residents

Gunnison has a crime rate of about 44 per one thousand residents.

Your chance of becoming a victim of a crime in Gunnison? One in 23.

Gunnison’s ranking when considering both violent and property crimes? #12

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