CRIME IN COLORADO - 1998    

INTRODUCTION

EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR'S MESSAGE

MESSAGE FROM CBI DIRECTOR

MEMORIAM

STATUTE

DEFINITIONS

HOMICIDE
RAPE
ROBBERY
BURGLARY
MOTOR VEHICLE THEFT

LIST BY AGENCY

HATE CRIMES

DOMESTIC VIOLENCE

MAJOR OFFENSES

PRIMARY ARRESTS

STATEWIDE ARRESTS

ARSON REPORT

OFFICERS ASSAULTED

Colorado Statewide 1998 Major Offenses





Offenses





Year




Number of Offenses



Actual Percent Change



Average Crimes Per 100,000

Percent Change based on Population Increase

Homicide*
1998
1997
178
176
1.1%
4.4
4.5
-2.2%
Rape** 1998
1997
1,818
1,794
1.3% 45.3
46.1
-1.7%
Robbery 1998
1997
3,187
3,406
-6.4% 79.4
87.5
-9.3%
Burglary 1998
1997
30,248
31,014
-2.5% 753.4
796.9
-5.5%
Auto Theft
                  
1998
1997
15,687
16,314
-3.8%
            
390.7
419.2
-6.8%
            

TOTAL

1998
1997
51,117
52,704
-3.0% 1,273.2***
1,354.2***
-6.0%

*Excludes Negligent Manslaughter
**Beginning in 1996 the definition of rape used by Colorado Law Enforcement Agencies was changed to more closely match the Colorado Revised Statutes.  As a result the new definition is broader than the definition used by the FBI.  Therefore, the total number of rape offenses may appear larger than the national agerage and the total number of Colorado statewide offenses reported in prior years.
***Due to rounding in categories, the total number of offenses does not match the actual rate.

1998 Estimated Population 4,015,152 - Crime Index Value 40.15
1997 Estimated Population 3,892,644 - Crime Index Value 38.92
(Source:  Colorado Division of Local Government)