CRIME IN COLORADO - 1998
EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR'S MESSAGE
Message from the
To the Citizens of Colorado:
I am pleased to publish the Crime in Colorado report for the calendar year 1998. This report is compiled annually by staff from the Colorado Bureau of Investigation (CBI), using statistics and other data supplied by law enforcement agencies throughout the state. Without the dedicated effort of all these professionals, such a comprehensive report would not be possible.
As we go to print, I want to take the opportunity to recognize the tremendous contribution made to the Crime in Colorado reports by Carl Whiteside and Gray Buckley. As director of the CBI for many years, Mr. Whiteside supported CBI's crime-reporting efforts. Among his other duties, Mr. Buckley was responsible for publishing this report. Both recently retired after 58 combined years of service to the State of Colorado, its law enforcement agencies, and citizens. On behalf of the State and the Colorado Department of Public Safety, I wish to thank Carl and Gray for their leadership and exemplary work, and wish them the best as they begin a new chapter of their lives. They both will be missed!
As you will see in reviewing this report, it contains some very good news: Based upon the information provided to the CBI, overall crime rates in Colorado for 1998 were down from those in 1997. Law enforcement agencies in our state continue to take advantage of new technology and new practices to keep Colorado a safe place to live, work, and play.
Aristedes W. Zavaras