If you had to guess which states are some of the most dangerous in the United States, would you consider Colorado to be on that list? Generally speaking, I feel like Colorado is a pretty safe state, and most people I talk to feel that way too.

Canva
Canva
loading...

States such as Florida, Texas, California, and New York generally come to mind when thinking about dangerous states. It might surprise you to find out that Colorado ranks as one of the most dangerous states in 2023 according to RoadSnacks.

Retro 102.5 logo
Get our free mobile app

Is Colorado Really a Dangerous State?

RoadSnacks used data from the FBI and ranked the state of Colorado the ninth most dangerous in the nation in 2023.

Oakland Athletics v Colorado Rockies
Doug Pensinger, Getty Images
loading...

In 2022, Colorado had 294 murders and the odds of being a victim of violent crime was 1 in 250. Overall, Colorado ranked at being the 20th worst in the nation for violent crimes. The factor that put Colorado on the list of the most dangerous states was property crime.

The Centennial State ranked third worst in the nation which is up massively in only a few short years.

RELATED: Avoid These Dangerous Colorado Cities After Dark 

Other states that were on the most dangerous list include Arizona, Oklahoma, Missouri, Alaska, Tennesee, South Carolina, Arkansas, Louisana, and the most dangerous, New Mexico. RoadSnacks says that the safest state in the nation is New Hampshire. Other states such as Maine, Vermont, Idaho, and New Jersey ranked as being the safest.

For more information on the most dangerous states in the United States, see RoadSnackes.net.

18 State Laws Colorado Residents Want to Get Rid Of

As Colorado residents, we're asking you what state laws you think are outdated or unnecessary. Would you get rid of the state income tax or something else? Scroll through the comments below to see which laws Colorado is ready to get rid of.

Famous People You Probably Didn't Know Were Born in Colorado

Some of them grew up here, some of them still live here. Not all of them are still here, but all of them were born in Colorado.