Colorado is a state in the Mountain West subregion of the Western United States and has been given the moniker “Centennial State”. With more than 5 million population, who would know that despite the rich history, remarkable views, and outdoor activities, lie the most dangerous cities in Colorado? The state reportedly has 31.4 per 1,000 residents in terms of property crime rate, which is sixty-two percent higher than the national average at 19.3. The Centennial State also has a violent crime rate of 4.8 this year, also higher than the national average, the same as the previous year. The population of the state has seen to increase in the past few years, meaning, the number of crime rates have also significantly surged. With the city ranked second in the country in crimes against property, would you consider living in one of the most dangerous cities in Colorado?
Top 3 Most Dangerous Cities In Colorado: Did Your City Make It To The Series?
1. Grand Junction
Grand Junction has been nicknamed “River City” with over 69,000 people this year. It has been included in the first spot of one of the most dangerous cities in Colorado. Data said that every 3 hours and 13 minutes, a crime happens in the city on average. It has been given a crime grade of D+ which means that the crime here is higher than in the average city in the U.S., ranking as the 29th percentile for safety. Going here will get you 1 in 177 chance of becoming the victim of a violent crime and 1 in 23 of becoming the victim of a property crime.
- Crime Rate: 49 per 1,000 residents
Aurora also called “Gateway to the Rockies” has over 394,000 population, undoubtedly, it got the second spot in one of the most dangerous cities in Colorado. If the overall risk would describe Aurora, it would be medium, especially with risks including mugging, natural disasters, pickpocketing, and women traveling alone but the city has a very high rate of violent crimes mostly mugging and assault. This city was reported to be in the 63rd percentile for safety which means that some cities are safer while other cities are more dangerous.
- Crime Rate: 2,890 property crimes and 728 violent crimes per 100,000 people
3. La Junta
La Junta which also means “The Meeting Place” is in third place as of one the most dangerous cities in Colorado. Currently, it surprisingly has more than 7,000 people. Residents claimed that the central neighborhoods in the city are the most dangerous, as you will likely to be in a 1 in 10 chance of being a victim of a crime. The city reportedly tallied a violent crime rate of 8.2 which is lower than the U.S. average of 22.7. But it has alarmingly recorded a 77.1 property crime rate which is higher than the 35.4 U.S. average.
- Crime Rate: 84.67 per 1,000 residents