Report Names the 10 Most Dangerous Colorado Cities
In a recent report, Safewise released their rankings for the safest cities in Colorado —but with the good also comes the bad. The report continued on to reveal the ten cities that are considered to be the most dangerous within the Centennial State too.
To get their results, Safewise analyzed violent crime and property crime rates that occurred during the last year in cities across Colorado. Because some towns are so small, they were not included in the rankings.
Several other cities also failed to submit a full crime report to the FBI, so they were also omitted from the report. Not long ago, KDVR called Pueblo the most violent city per capita in Colorado, but it was left off of this particular list.
When it comes to the most unsafe cities in Colorado, here's how the rankings panned out. The violent crime and property crime rates were calculated per 1,000 residents.
1.) Sheridan, CO
Sheridan ranked as the most dangerous city in Colorado, with a violent crime rate of 4.5 and a property crime rate of 72.2.
2.) Alamosa, CO
Alamosa has a violent crime rate of 6.2 and a property crime rate of 50.7.
3.) Sterling, CO
The small town of Sterling has a 7.9 VC rate and a 34 PC rate.
4.) Denver, CO
Colorado's capital is the 4th most dangerous city, with a violent crime rate of 7.5 and a property crime rate of 34.
5.) Cañon City, CO
Cañon City comes in 5th with a 6.1 violent crime rate and a 48.7 property crime rate.
6.) Lone Tree, CO
The town of Lone Tree has a violent crime rate of 3.1, and a property crime rate of 69.5.
7.) La Junta, CO
La Junta's violent crime rate is 4.6, while the property crime rate is 69.5.
8.) Aurora, CO
The suburb just east of Denver has a 7.4 violent crime rate, and a property crime rate of 29.2.
9.) Colorado Springs, CO
Colorado Springs landed on the list as the 9th most dangerous city, with a 5.9 VC rate and a 36.7 PC rate.
10.) Trinidad, CO
The southern city of Trinidad rounded out the list as the 10th most dangerous city in Colorado with a violent crime rate of 4.7 and a property crime rate of 43.1.
According to Safewise, the crimes that Coloradans are most concerned with, are violent crimes, property crimes, package thefts, and gun violence. See the full list of Safewise's most dangerous and safest Colorado cities here.