Colorado crime rate up slightly in 2013, Larimer County shows decrease

The Colorado Bureau of Investigation has released the 2013 Crime in Colorado Report, which includes statewide crime statistics reported by 249 law enforcement agencies across Colorado. Overall, an increase of 1.8 percent in crime was reported for 2013.

The findings in this report note a 2.1 percent increase in violent crimes and a 1.3 percent increase in property crimes, with an overall increase of 0.1 percent in the crime rate per 100,000 population.

Colorado-wide robbery decreased by 6 percent in 2013. However, rape crimes showed the highest percent change with an increase of 41.3 percent. Beginning in 2013, the conversion of rape data includes two additional offenses (forcible sodomy and sexual assault with an object). The increase in the number of rapes reported does not represent a crime trend increase; it is merely an extension of rape data collection.

Reported rapes in Larimer County more than doubled, from 14 in 2012 to 32 in 2013.

Larimer County arson cases also increased, from 6 in 2012 to 9 in 2013, but other reported offenses including robbery, assaults, burglary, theft motor vehicle theft, decreased in 2013 compared to 2012. Murder/manslaughter cases in Larimer County stayed consistent with one reported case in 2012 versus one reported case in 2013.

The annual report provides Uniform Crime Reporting Summary statistics on major crime trends, statewide major offense and arrest totals, supplemental reports (arson, hate crime, domestic violence and officers assaulted) and individual law enforcement agency statistics.

The 2013 report can be accessed at

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