The SafeWise Report released its “30 Safest Cities in Colorado” list this week. To compile this report, SafeWise used the most recent FBI crime data from 2012 to analyze and rank these cities, which all have a minimum population of 4,000 people.
SafeWise looked at crimes from part 1 of the FBI’s Uniform Crime Report (UCR) reported crime data, which focuses on violent crimes (aggravated assault, forcible rape, murder, and robbery), as well as property crimes (arson, burglary, larceny-theft, and motor vehicle theft). From there, SafeWise calculated the chances of these crimes happening per thousand in order to level the playing field for cities of varying populations. From all the cities in Colorado, the list was narrowed to 30 and assigned a ranking according to data provided by the FBI’s UCR report.
“Safety and security are paramount in all of these Colorado cities,” SafeWise security analyst Carolyn Heneghan said. “These cities have devoted police departments as well as personal dedication from residents wanting to keep their homes, families, friends, and communities safe.”
See the full list at: http://www.safewise.com/blog/30-safest-cities-Colorado/
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27. Castle Rock
Castle Rock is a thriving center of action, having a robust economy and the second largest population on our list. Castle Rock keeps its residents and visitors entertained with events like Colorado Artfest and Castle Rock WineFest. There are two dozen wineries and more than 180 varieties of Colorado wine as well as tastings, wine seminars, cooking demonstrations, food trucks, and live music at WineFest. Residents also enjoy the Castle Rock Museum, orchestra, Rock Players live theatre, public art, walking tours through historic downtown, and First Saturdays in Downtown Castle Rock with small festivals and Starlight Movies. Violent Crimes per 1,000: 0.90 Property Crimes per 1,000: 13.31