Colorado Springs, CO Criminal and Public Records

Are you searching for criminal records or background information on someone in Colorado Springs, CO? BeenVerified has access to public arrest records in El Paso County that can help you identify criminal background history for individuals in and around the Colorado Springs area. Colorado Springs has a population of 456,568, which makes it the 2nd largest city in Colorado, and an average income of $54,527. We’ve compiled helpful crime statistics below, or you can look up a specific person’s criminal records.

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Crime in Colorado Springs, CO

One of the first ways to gauge crime is to look at the reported crimes in that city over a year’s time. Keep in mind that you cannot compare one city’s reported crimes to another city’s reported crimes without also understanding any differences in population. In addition, the reported crime rate and the actual crime rate may be very different; crimes such as forcible rape are notoriously underreported, while crimes like motor vehicle theft have higher reporting rates.

In 2015, there were 1,983 reported violent crimes and 16504 reported property crimes in Colorado Springs. This compares to 17,515 reported violent crimes and 144,136 reported property crimes statewide in Colorado. This makes Colorado Springs 19th in the state of Colorado when it comes to violent crimes per 100k people.

The most common violent crime in Colorado Springs was agg. assault, with 1,241 reported. The most common property crime was larceny, with 12,363 reported.

In addition to these major crimes, there were a number of other offenses committed, but most of those were charged as misdemeanors. Our charts below have much more information.

Colorado Springs Crime Rankings:

Statewide (2015)

  • Population: 2nd
  • Violent Crimes: 2nd (19th per 100k)
  • Murder: 2nd (10th per 100k)
  • Rape: 3rd (33rd per 100k)
  • Agg. Assault: 2nd (22nd per 100k)
  • Robbery: 3rd (17th per 100k)
  • Property Crimes: 2nd (28th per 100k)
  • Burglary: 2nd (27th per 100k)
  • Larceny: 2nd (30th per 100k)
  • Vehicle Thefts: 2nd (16th per 100k)
  • Arson: 1st (21st per 100k)

Nationwide (2015)

  • Population: 41st
  • Violent Crimes: 68th (1,495th per 100k)
  • Murder: 55th (362nd per 100k)
  • Rape: 33rd (682nd per 100k)
  • Agg. Assault: 65th (1,658th per 100k)
  • Robbery: 102nd (1,075th per 100k)
  • Property Crimes: 42nd (1,526th per 100k)
  • Burglary: 59th (2,158th per 100k)
  • Larceny: 40th (1,544th per 100k)
  • Vehicle Thefts: 54th (583rd per 100k)
  • Arson: 31st (555th per 100k)

In El Paso County (2015)

  • Population: 1st
  • Violent Crimes: 1st (2nd per 100k)
  • Murder: 1st (1st per 100k)
  • Rape: 1st (3rd per 100k)
  • Agg. Assault: 1st (2nd per 100k)
  • Robbery: 1st (1st per 100k)
  • Property Crimes: 1st (1st per 100k)
  • Burglary: 1st (1st per 100k)
  • Larceny: 1st (1st per 100k)
  • Vehicle Thefts: 1st (1st per 100k)
  • Arson: 1st (2nd per 100k)

General Data

  • Population: 456,568
  • Households: 174,441
  • Median Income: $54,527
  • Land Area: 195.625 miles2
  • Water Area: 0.366 miles2
  • Time Zone: MST

Colorado Springs, CO Crime Rate Information

Crime Category 2014 2015
Murder 20 25
Rape 412 341
Agg. Assault 1203 1241
Robbery 404 376
Burglary 2759 2414
Vehicle Thefts 1646 1727
Arson 94 126

Violent Crimes in Colorado Springs, CO in 2015

Crime Reported Numbers
Murder 25
Rape 341
Aggravated Assault 1241
Robbery 376

Property Crimes in Colorado Springs, CO in 2015

Crime Reported Numbers
Burglary 2414
Larceny 12363
Motor Vehicle Theft 1727
Arson 126

Burglary in Colorado Springs, CO

Year Burglary
2006 3347
2007 3179
2008 3402
2009 3305
2010 3452
2011 3323
2012 3641
2013 3726
2014 2759
2015 2414

Violent Crimes in Colorado Springs, CO

Year Violent Crimes
2006 2145
2007 1985
2008 1999
2009 1968
2010 1957
2011 1865
2012 1968
2013 1893
2014 2039
2015 1983

Colorado Criminal Statistics:

Criminal Records Lookup

Do you want to lookup a specific individual’s criminal records? While a criminal background check may be important, it is important to understand that that the presence or absence of some criminal history may not be indicative of a person’s actual criminal behavior. People can be arrested for and charged with crimes that they did not commit, while other people may never be charged with crimes that they did commit. Therefore, when looking at an individual’s criminal background, it is important to understand the differences between arrests, charges, and convictions. It is equally important to understand that the absence of a criminal record does not guarantee that a person has not engaged in criminal behavior or will not engage in future criminal behavior.

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You may also want to look at statewide reporting numbers.

Colorado Statistics:

Crime Category 2014 2015
Violent Crimes 16554 17515
Murder 151 176
Rape 5160 5634
Agg. Assault 10325 10759
Robbery 3039 3323
Property Crimes 135510 144136
Burglary 23472 23454
Larceny 99464 104682
Vehicle Thefts 12574 16000
Arson 0 0

While the overall numbers can help you find some information, the crime rate is more informative. The crime rate can be reported in various ways; here we have chosen to report the crime rate as incidents per 1,000 people. By looking at the crime rate in a city, you can determine whether that city is more or less dangerous than surrounding cities. Here, we have compiled comparisons of the rate for various crimes in Colorado Springs and compared them to the rates for that same crime in Colorado and nationwide.

Burglary in the state of Colorado

Year Burglary
2006 32422
2007 28751
2008 28256
2009 26649
2010 26153
2011 25768
2012 26157
2013 25081
2014 23472
2015 23454

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