CBI Releases the 2016 Crime in Colorado Report

07/11/2017—The Colorado Bureau of Investigation (CBI) has released the 2016 Crime in Colorado Report.  The report includes statewide crime statistics reported by 244 law enforcement agencies across Colorado. 

The 2016 Crime in Colorado publication reflects an overall increase of 5.5% in the number of reported crimes compared to 2015. The crime of motor vehicle theft showed the greatest percentage change with an increase of 22.0%. The major crime categories featured in the report include homicide, rape, robbery, aggravated assault, other (simple) assault, burglary, larceny and motor vehicle theft. 

The annual report provides Uniform Crime Reporting (UCR) Summary statistics on major crime trends, statewide major offenses 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.

In addition to the crime statistics, four law enforcement personnel were memorialized in the 2016 edition of the Crime in the Colorado Report.

The 2016 report can be accessed through the Crime in Colorado link on the CBI website.

Please note:
Figures used in this report were submitted by law enforcement agencies across 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 or any other interpretation of the data; rather, those questions should be directed to individual law enforcement agencies.

 

Major Crime Category

2016

2015

Percentage Change

Homicide

189

172

9.9%

Rape

3,512

3,275

7.2%

Robbery

3,518

3,321

5.9%

Aggravated Assault

11,568

10,682

8.3%

Other Assaults

35,265

34,028

3.6%

Burglary

23,515

23,333

0.8%

Larceny

106,768

102,369

4.3%

Motor Vehicle Theft

19,430

15,932

22.0%

Total

203,765

193,112

5.5%