How safe is Denver, CO?

The metropolitan area's violent crime rate is higher than the national rate in 2017. Its rate of property crime is lower than the national rate.

Crime Index

Index Score: 7.2 /10

How we calculate this.


Denver has a lower crime rate than similarly sized metro areas.

Crime Rate 2017

Crime rate is the number of crimes committed per 100,000 people.
Denver, CO

413.9

Higher than average crime
Metro areas similar to Denver
Chicago, IL

326.0

Lower than average crime
Dallas-Fort Worth, TX

369.0

Lower than average crime
Houston, TX

593.0

Higher than average crime
Denver, CO

1600.9

Lower than average crime
Metro areas similar to Denver
Chicago, IL

1979.0

Lower than average crime
Dallas-Fort Worth, TX

1357.0

Lower than average crime
Houston, TX

1481.0

Lower than average crime

Violent Crime Rate Over Time

Data sourced from the Federal Bureau of Investigation's Uniform Crime Report.