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There are 2 contributing measures within Crime. Click here to learn about these measures.

Crime

There are 2 contributing measures within Crime. Click here to learn about these measures.

An index measure comprised of the following: 

  1. Violent Crime: Measures the violent crime rate of Unincorporated  Arapahoe County against the average violent crime rate of the following 8 agencies:  Adams County, Jefferson County, Douglas County, Littleton, Englewood, Centennial, Aurora, Denver. Violent Crime refers to the following: murder, non-negligent manslaughter, forcible rape, robbery and aggravated assaults. 
  2. Burglary:  Measures the burglary rate of Unincorporated Arapahoe County against the average violent crime rate of the following 8 agencies:  Adams County, Jefferson County, Douglas County, Littleton, Englewood, Centennial, Aurora, Denver.
  3. Larceny:  Measures the larceny rate of Unincorporated Arapahoe County against the average violent crime rate of the following 8 agencies:  Adams County, Jefferson County, Douglas County, Littleton, Englewood, Centennial, Aurora, Denver.
  4. Motor Vehicle Theft:  Measures the motor vehicle theft rate of Unincorporated Arapahoe County against the average rate of the following 8 agencies:  Adams County, Jefferson County, Douglas County, Littleton, Englewood, Centennial, Aurora, Denver. 

Provides an assessment of  crime rates of unincorporated Arapahoe County against the crime rates of surrounding jurisdictions.

Medium - While some factors are out of the County's control,  Arapahoe County can respond by hiring more officers and/or expanding its community policing efforts.

The County compares the crime rates for violent crime, burglary, larceny, and motor vehicle theft, in unincorporated Arapahoe County against the average crime rates for 8 adjoining jurisdictions in order to develop a target level of performance. In each category listed, the County successfully met the identified target of being below 8-jurisdiction average, however the 2020 crime rates for each category listed did increase in unincorporated Arapahoe County from 2019.  As in the County,  the increase in crime rates from 2019 was seen across all of the comparison jurisdictions.

Legend: Meeting or exceeding target | Close to target | Below target | Data Pending

Contact the Department of Strategy & Performance: [email protected]