Crime in Colorado

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This article describes crime in the U.S. state of Colorado.


In 2011, there were 151,125 crimes reported in Colorado.[1]

In 2008, there were 158,236 crimes reported in Colorado, including 156 murders, 141,107 property crimes, and 2,094 rapes.[2]

Capital punishment laws[edit]

Capital punishment is applied in this state.[3]

Mass shootings[edit]

Two of the country's largest mass shootings have occurred in Colorado: The Columbine High School massacre in 1999 and the Aurora movie theater massacre in 2012. Both of these shootings resulted in national and international outrage and mourning.

Other notable mass shootings in Colorado include the Colorado YWAM and New Life shootings in 2007, the Colorado Springs Planned Parenthood shooting in 2015, and the National Western Complex shootout in Denver in 2016.

See also[edit]


  1. ^ Colorado Crime Rate State of Colorado. Retrieved August 10, 2012
  2. ^ Colorado Crime Rates Disaster Center. Retrieved August 10, 2012
  3. ^ "Facts about capital punishment - the death penalty".