Public Safety

According to the Federal Bureau of Investigation's crime statistics for 2012, the Denver-Aurora-Lakewood MSA had only 337.5 violent crimes per 100,000 inhabitants, ranking it the fourth-safest large metropolitan in the nation.

One of the nation’s safest metro areas

According to a Gallup survey, the Denver-Aurora metropolitan area ranked 2nd for the percent of residents that felt safe walking the streets. Denver-Aurora tied with Raleigh-Cary, NC. and was behind Minneapolis-St. Paul, MN. The data were collected continuously throughout 2012 for the 50 largest metropolitan areas.

All Metro Denver and Northern Colorado Counties have crime prevention and safety programs, as well as emergency preparedness guidelines in place. To access this information, as well as public safety statistics for specific cities, contact the County Sheriff's office in which the city is located: