CBI Releases 2018 Colorado Crime Stats

08/07/2019—The Colorado Bureau of Investigation (CBI) has made available the state’s 2018 crime statistics through the interactive Colorado Crime Stats system, as reported by 245 law enforcement agencies

The *National Incident-Based Reporting System (NIBRS) offers extensive information about a number of different crime categories, while the Colorado Crime Stats system provides visitors access to dozens of existing reports or to build customized reports, giving a more robust review of statewide crime data.

In looking at the statistics, there was a 7.95% increase in the category of Violent Crime in 2018 compared to 2017. It should be noted that more than half of the violent crimes fell into the category of aggravated assault. Additionally, the crime of murder decreased 3.21% from 2017. 

Please note these snapshots will vary slightly upon release. Colorado Crime Stats is a view into a dynamic system, not a static report. Therefore, if a law enforcement agency updates their reported incidents, those changes are reflected in the website immediately.

New to the Colorado Crime Stats system this year is a theme that focuses on hate crime. This theme contains charts and statistics and was created to bring more awareness to this important issue. To learn more about the NIBRS reporting standards for Hate Crime, please see the FBI’s FAQ section:


In addition to the robust search capabilities of the Colorado Crime Stats system, the CBI is providing an overview of the 2018 crime statistics below. For analysis of the data, the media is asked to contact law enforcement agencies directly.  The CBI serves as the collection point for this information and cannot offer interpretations of the statistics.

The CBI also provides a link to the Officer Down Memorial page in remembrance of the fallen officers in Colorado in 2018: 

*National Incident-Based Reporting System (NIBRS) is the reporting system currently used by the FBI as the industry standard. NIBRS counts each crime committed in a given incident.  For example, if someone breaks into a house, assaults the homeowner and steals their car, NIBRS counts a burglary, an assault, and a motor vehicle theft in that single criminal incident. It’s important to note that this is not necessarily an indication of more crime, only greater-detail regarding each criminal incident.

Colorado Crime Stats website


2018 Colorado Crime Statistics Overview page
 (To view the data from previous years, select the year from the drop down menu (left side of page), then run report (right side of page)

Colorado Crime Stats FAQs