When it comes to Colorado, there are a lot of things to love about our state. That is probably why many people move here every year. The mountains, the /tags/colorado-wildlife/, and endless amounts of outdoor adventures have lured people in from all over the world to the Colorado lifestyle.

While many people consider Colorado to be a safe state overall, certain areas can be less than desirable. Thefts, violent crime, and criminal activities can quickly degrade the safety of Colorado cities and towns.

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Violent crime nationwide is down for a second year in a row after a spike in 2020 according to US News and World Report. However, certain states in the nation are still seeing sky-high property crime rates over the national average.

How dangerous is Colorado in 2024?


According to the list of the 10 most dangerous states in the nation from usnews.com, Colorado is one of the most dangerous states in the nation. the Cenntenial State placed third on the list of the most dangerous states in 2024.

Colorado's crime rates

When it comes to safety in Colorado, it appears that both violent and property crimes are a concern. Colorado's property crime rates are the second highest in the nation at 3,148 per 100,000. The only other state to beat out the property crime rate is Washington with 3,356 per 100,000.

Violent crime in Colorado has a rate of 492 per 100,000. Violent crime includes murder, nonnegligent manslaughter, robbery, aggravated assault, rape, and attempted rape. States that are considered to be more dangerous than Colorado are Louisana, placing second, and New Mexico, the most dangerous state on the list.

To learn more about the most dangerous states in the nation, see usnews.com.

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