Crime in Boulder – How Bad is it?

crime scene tape | Crime in BoulderBoulder, Colorado is home to over 107,000 people and is the 11th largest community in Colorado. Located just 25 miles northwest of Denver, the city is a decidedly white-collar city, with more than 92% of the workforce employed in jobs such as sales and communications. It is also an ethnically diverse city and one of the wealthiest communities in the nation.

Residents of Boulder enjoy year round recreational outdoor activities because they are surrounded by thousands of acres of nature preserves and open spaces. From rock climbing to skiing, residents here enjoy a very active lifestyle. It is also a laidback community known for its western and hippie culture. It was once ranked #1 on the 10 Happiest Cities list by Moneywatch and one of the top 10 places to live and retire by AARP magazine.

While living in the city seems nice, how big of a problem is crime in Boulder?

According to statistics, Boulder is safer than just 16% of U.S. cities and more than 3,500 crimes occur here each and every year. Residents here have a 1 in 463 chance of becoming a victim of a violent crime. This is lower than the Colorado average of 1 in 312. Of those violent crimes, the majority of them are assault, followed by rape and robbery.

When it comes to property crime, however, Boulder is higher than the state average. Residents in Boulder have a 1 in 33 chance of becoming a victim of a property crime, compared with the state average of just in 1 in 38. The majority of the property crimes committed here in Boulder are theft related.

Some of the safest neighborhoods to live in Boulder include:

  • N 95th St/Lookout Road
  • Paragon Estates
  • N 63rd St./Niwot Rd
  • Jamestown/Ward
  • Eldorado Springs
  • Gunbarrel

Further Reading: Injustice in the Justice System

What to do if You’ve Been Arrested in Boulder

If you’ve been arrested and charged with a crime in Boulder, it is important to know how serious these charges can be. Local and state prosecutors often take a hard stance against crime in Boulder and as a result, you could find yourself facing serious consequences that could affect your entire future. An experienced and skilled Boulder criminal defense attorney can protect your rights and safeguard your future through this ordeal.

Contact Our Boulder Criminal Defense Lawyers

Boulder defense attorney Steven LouthBoulder criminal defense attorney Steven Louth has successfully represented individuals accused of committing a crime in Boulder and throughout the state of Colorado. He knows how to build a case that is designed to expose the weaknesses in the prosecution’s case. Contact the Boulder criminal defense lawyers at Steven Louth Law Offices today for a free consultation and review of your case. Call us at (303) 422-2297 to start building a solid defense against these serious criminal charges.

 

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