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Boulder, CO has a lower than average violent crime rate, but a higher than average property crime rate. This may be due to the city's proximity to Denver, which has a higher crime rate overall. However, the city is still relatively safe compared to other places in the US.

Crime is ranked on a scale of 1 (low crime) to 100 (high crime)

Boulder violent crime is 13.5. (The US average is 22.7)
Boulder property crime is 40.9. (The US average is 35.4)

NOTE: Click on the links below to see charts for each crime category.
 Violent Crimes  - Murder  Rape  Robbery  Assault
 Property Crimes  - Burglary  Larceny  Auto Theft
Boulder, CO Crime History
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Year Violent Murder Rape Robbery Assault Property Burglary Larceny Auto
2000225.3034.145.5145.73465.6620.12670.7174.7
2001217030.950.4135.84040.7589.33234.4217
2002232.9548.445.4134.13540.6540.42809.7190.5
2003225.1054.738.9131.54133577.43348.4207.2
2004174.3037.242.594.64027.1610.13240.6176.4
2005231.1044.936.4149.83877589.53018269.6
2006245.11.137.531175.63228.5521.32539.1168.1
2007240.51.140.629.7169.12647443.72097.8105.4
2008215.2042.835.31373118.5520.32467.6130.6
2009244.953251156.92775563.82092.3119
2010211.6433.229.2145.12742.4481.62171.289.7
2011277.6235.335.3204.92514.1471.31916.6126.2
2012248.4031.947.9168.62929.5470.82331127.7
201321203738.9136.12866.9595.22174.597.2
2014232.1139.326.8164.92662.9461.22057.8143.8
2015207.81.94423.4138.52644.6443.72072.6128.2
2016236.3047.627.5161.22999.45122286.9200.6
2018269.403636197.53382.5356.22800.3226.1
2019256.20.937.834.1183.43026.2373.22421.7231.3

   Crime in Nearby Cities
City Violent
per 100k
Property
per 100k
Pop. Miles Data
Year
Louisville, CO74.31,397.920,81472019
Lafayette, CO213.42,476.124,34092019
Erie, CO105.6901.16,592122019
Broomfield, CO105.92,889.966,953122019
Longmont, CO430.92,601.988,925142019
   Crime in Similar Size Cities
City Violent
per 100k
Property
per 100k
Pop. Miles Data
Year
Westminster, CO276.23,245.9115,155142019
Arvada, CO217.52,977.699,703162019
Thornton, CO272.93,026.797,660182019
Lakewood, CO644.14,858.5139,407232017
Centennial, CO180.91,753.899,385362018

   Visualize the relationship between violent and property crime in similar size cities.

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Outside of the university, Boulder had a very distinctive "wealthy hippy" feel. A lot of alternative medicine and a matching ethos. This is changing some among my  More

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We moved here from Texas about 4 years ago and love it here! The amazing sense of community and high regard for the environment are two of the main reasons we love  More

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Most people do much worse than Boulder. I'm the most critical person I've ever met who is never happy or satisfied -- so that's a pretty huge compliment.   More

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