2014 Crime in Colorado Report Available

07/02/2015—The Colorado Bureau of Investigation (CBI) has released the 2014 Crime in Colorado Report.  The report includes statewide crime statistics reported by 249 law enforcement agencies across Colorado.  Overall, a decrease of 1.0% in crime was reported for 2014.

The findings in this report note a 1.9% increase in violent crimes and a 3.1% decrease in property crimes, with an overall decrease of 2.5% in the crime rate per 100,000 population.

Homicide decreased by 12.8%, while Other Assaults crime showed an increase of 6.9% in 2014. 

The annual report provides Uniform Crime Reporting (UCR) Summary statistics on major crime trends, statewide major offense and arrest totals. Incident-based supplemental reports (arson, cargo theft, domestic violence, hate crime, homicide and officers assaulted), and individual law enforcement agency statistics are also included.

New this year is a supplemental Cargo Theft report.  The Cargo Theft report contains information on reported cargo theft by offense type, property type, and stolen and recovered value per FBI standards.  While Colorado does not have many entries related to this category, it is new to this edition of Crime in Colorado.

In addition to the crime statistics, Jefferson County Sheriff’s Office Sergeant David Baldwin was memorialized in the 2014 edition of the Crime in the Colorado Report.

The 2014 report can be accessed at www.colorado.gov/cbi  through the Crime in Colorado link.

Major Crime Category

2014

2013

Actual Percentage Change

Homicide

150

172

-12.8%

Rape

2,961

2,903

2.0%

Robbery

3,031

3,147

-3.7%

Aggravated Assault

10,213

9,834

3.9%

Other Assaults

31,556

29,527

6.9%

Burglary

23,134

24,769

-6.6%

Larceny

98,315

101,110

-2.8%

Motor Vehicle Theft

12,478

12,396

1.0%

Total

181,838

183,858

-1.0 %

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Please note:
Figures used in this report were submitted by law enforcement agencies throughout Colorado. CBI compiles this information to provide a universal document for these statistics to be accessed. CBI cannot offer analysis as to the reasons for changes in the crime rates; rather, those questions should be directed to individual law enforcement agencies.