How safe is Denver, CO?

Despite its reputation as a safe area, Denver has seen an uptick in crime. However, compared with other U.S. metro areas of its size, Denver's crime rates are relatively low.

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.