CRIME IN COLORADO - 1999
EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR'S MESSAGE
In 1999, a total of 3,034 robberies were reported by law enforcement agencies in Colorado. This is a 4.8% decrease in robberies from 1998. Robberies accounted for 6.6% of the major offenses reported.
A firearm was used in 941* or 37.4% of the robberies reported.
A knife or cutting instrument was used in 218* or 8.7% of the reported robberies.
Other dangerous weapons not specifically coded or fitting one of the other categories were used in 350* or 13.9% of the robberies.
Strong-arm tactics were responsible for 1,007* or 40.0% of the robberies.
*Does not include breakdown by weapon for Aurora P.D., Douglas County Sheriff, Johnstown P.D., Lone Tree P.D., and Wheat Ridge P.D.