- In 2008, a total of 3,186 robberies were reported by law enforcement
agencies in Colorado.
- This is a 6.2% decrease in robberies
- Robberies accounted for 7.1% of the
major offenses reported.
- A firearm was used in 1,199 or 37.6% of the robberies reported.
- A knife or cutting instrument was used in 315 or 10.0% of the
- Other dangerous weapons, not specifically coded or fitting one
of the other categories, were used in 355 or 11.1% of the
- Strong-arm tactics
were responsible for 1,317 or 41.3% of the robberies.