Crime in Erie, Colorado

Erie's crime rate

There were 267 crimes reported in Erie, Colorado in 2019, the most recent year crime data is available. Adjusted for population, the city’s annual crime rate is 1,007 incidents for every 100,000 people.

How does Erie compare?

Erie has a lower overall crime rate than the vast majority of U.S. cities. For comparison, the national total crime rate is 2,489 incidents for every 100,000 people.

Erie's overall crime rate is 66% lower than the overall crime rate in Colorado. Statewide, there were 171,127 crimes reported in 2019, or 2,972 for every 100,000 people.

What types of crimes are being committed?

The FBI's crime rate includes seven crime categories: three property crimes -- larceny, burglary, and motor vehicle theft, and four violent crimes -- aggravated assault, robbery, rape, and murder.

Property crime

The vast majority of crimes in America are property crimes, accounting for 85% of total crimes in 2019. In Erie, however, property crimes account for about 90% of all offenses.

Despite accounting for a higher than average share of total offenses, property crime is much less prevalent in Erie than it is nationwide. There were 239 property crimes in Erie in 2019, or 901 for every 100,000 residents. Meanwhile, the national property crime rate is 2,110 incidents per 100,000 people.

Larceny

Larceny is by far the most common type of property crime in the U.S. It is also the most commonly committed type of property crime in Erie. There were 192 larcenies reported in Erie in 2019, or 724 for every 100,000 people. Nationwide, the larceny rate is 1,550 per 100,000.

Burglary

There were 33 break-ins reported in Erie in 2019, or 124 for every 100,000 residents. For reference, there were 341 reported burglaries for every 100,000 people nationwide in 2019.

Motor Vehicle Theft

Across the United States, the annual motor vehicle theft rate is 220 for every 100,000 people. In Erie, meanwhile, there were 14 motor vehicle thefts in 2019, or 53 for every 100,000 people.

Violent crime

Violent crime accounts for a relatively small share of crimes nationwide. These offenses, which are generally more egregious than property crimes, account for about 15% of the nearly 8.2 million offenses reported across the U.S. in 2019. In Erie, however, violent offenses account for a smaller 10% share of all reported crime.

At 106 incidents for every 100,000 people, the violent crime rate in Erie is well below the national violent crime rate of 379 offenses per 100,000 people. Law enforcement in Erie reported a total of 28 violent crimes in 2019.

Aggravated Assault

Aggravated assault is by far the most common type of violent crime reported in the U.S. It is also the most commonly reported violent offense in Erie. There were 21 aggravated assaults reported in Erie in 2019, or 79 for every 100,000 people. Nationwide, the rate is far higher, standing at 250 aggravated assaults per 100,000 people.

Robbery

Robbery is the second most common type of violent crime in America. There were 3 robberies reported in Erie in 2019, a rate of 11 robberies for every 100,000 residents. For comparison, the national robbery rate was 82 per 100,000 in 2019.

Rape

There were 4 rapes reported in Erie in 2019, or 15 for every 100,000 people. Nationwide, there were 139,815 rapes in 2019, a rate of 43 per 100,000 people.

Murder

While there were 16,425 murders nationwide in 2019, none were reported in Erie.

Erie compared to other cities in Colorado

Erie has a lower crime rate than the vast majority of all comparable cities in Colorado. To be considered comparable, a city must have a complete 2019 FBI crime report and population of 5,000 or more.

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