CRIME IN COLORADO - 1999    

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 1999 Major Offenses





Offenses





Year




Number of Offenses



Actual Percent Change



Average Crimes Per 100,000

Percent Change based on Population Increase

Homicide*
1999
1998
187
178
5.1%
4.5
4.4
2.3%
Rape** 1999
1998
1,617
1,818
-11.1% 39.0
45.3
-13.9%
Robbery 1999
1998
3,034
3,187
-4.8% 73.3
79.4
-7.7%
Burglary 1999
1998
26,325
30,248
-13.0% 635.7
753.4
-15.6%
Auto Theft
                  
1999
1998
14,633
15,687
-6.7%
            
353.4
390.7
-9.5%
            

TOTAL

1999
1998
45,796
51,117
-10.4% 1,105.9***
1,273.2***
-13.1%

Offenses totals for Wheat Ridge P.D. are not included in the total number of rapes or the total number of offenses, as a complete breakdown by offenses was not available.

*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 average 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.

1999 Estimated Population 4,141,353 - Crime Index Value 41.41
1998 Estimated Population 4,015,152 - Crime Index Value 40.15
(Source:  Colorado Division of Local Government)