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Castle Rock ranked #8 among Colorado's 20 Safest Cities of 2020

https://www.safewise.com/blog/safest-cities-colorado/
 

A Closer Look at Colorado’s Safest Cities of 2020

  • Windsor moved from third place last year to become the safest city in Colorado for 2020.
  • Sixteen cities (80%) improved their rank year over year.
  • The biggest increase was Woodland Park, rising 33 spots this year, followed by Carbondale jumping 31, and Milliken moving 29 spots to become the second-safest city in the state.
  • Centennial joins the list for the first time this year as the 13th safest city.
  • All cities came in below the Colorado violent crime rate (4.0) and the national rate (3.7).
  • 95% of the cities had fewer than three violent crime incidents per 1,000 people.
  • There were only seven murders among the safest cities, and 85% reported none.
  • 95% of the cities are below the state property crime rate (26.7) and 80% are below the national rate (22).
  • Milliken had the lowest total number of property crimes at 35 (4.8 rate), but Windsor still won the top spot thanks to a slightly lower violent crime rate.
  • Littleton has the highest property crime rate at 32.1—about six percentage points above the state average.
Colorado safest cities heat map showing population and crime score
 

The 20 Safest Cities in Colorado

VC = Violent Crime
PC = Property Crime

#1

Windsor

+2

Windsor, Colorado
Population26,441
Median Income$90,699
 
VC Rate 2020, 2019, 20180.2, 0.2, 0.1
PC Rate 2020, 2019, 20186.2, 11.4, 10.7

#2

Milliken

+29

Milliken, Colorado
Population7,238
Median Income$77,840
 
VC Rate 2020, 2019, 20180.4, 2.3, 0.5
PC Rate 2020, 2019, 20184.8, 6.1, 6.3

#3

Fort Lupton

+15

Fort Lupton, Colorado
Population8,273
Median Income$55,887
 
VC Rate 2020, 2019, 20180.5, 1.1, 1.9
PC Rate 2020, 2019, 20189.4, 11.3, 12.8

#4

Carbondale

+31

Carbondale, Colorado
Population6,882
Median Income$68,217
 
VC Rate 2020, 2019, 20181.0, 2.5, 2.1
PC Rate 2020, 2019, 20188.3, 15.8, 11.0

#5

Johnstown

-3

Johnstown, Colorado
Population16,490
Median Income$85,339
 
VC Rate 2020, 2019, 20180.5, 0.2, 0.8
PC Rate 2020, 2019, 201813.5, 10.3, 7.1

#6

Erie

+1

Erie, Colorado
Population25,233
Median Income$113,304
 
VC Rate 2020, 2019, 20181.0, 0.5, 0.5
PC Rate 2020, 2019, 201810.2, 8.5, 6.1

#7

Firestone

+2

Firestone, Colorado
Population14,419
Median Income$94,545
 
VC Rate 2020, 2019, 20181.2, 0.7, 0.5
PC Rate 2020, 2019, 20188.5, 8.9, 10.2

#8

Castle Rock

+5

Castle Rock, Colorado
Population64,526
Median Income$101,122
 
VC Rate 2020, 2019, 20180.6, 0.9, 0.9
PC Rate 2020, 2019, 201815.0, 16.3, 15.4

#9

Parker

+12

Parker, Colorado
Population55,573
Median Income$105,373
 
VC Rate 2020, 2019, 20181.0, 1.5, 0.9
PC Rate 2020, 2019, 201814.1, 15.0, 11.7

#10

Estes Park

+28

Estes Park, Colorado
Population6,399
Median Income$53,025
 
VC Rate 2020, 2019, 20182.2, 3.0, 0.9
PC Rate 2020, 2019, 20187.3, 9.2, 11.4

#11

Salida

+28

Salida, Colorado
Population5,951
Median Income$39,741
 
VC Rate 2020, 2019, 20181.0, 0.9, 1.3
PC Rate 2020, 2019, 201820.3, 30.3, 33.7

#12

Steamboat Springs

+13

Steamboat Springs, Colorado
Population13,100
Median Income$63,393
 
VC Rate 2020, 2019, 20181.3, 1.7, 2.5
PC Rate 2020, 2019, 201820.2, 23.0, 23.9

#13

Centennial

NEW

Centennial, Colorado
Population111,646
Median Income$100,770
 
VC Rate 2020, 2019, 20181.8, Not available, Not available
PC Rate 2020, 2019, 201817.5, Not available, Not available

#14

Broomfield

+5

Broomfield, Colorado
Population70,307
Median Income$85,639
 
VC Rate 2020, 2019, 20181.2, 1.2, 0.5
PC Rate 2020, 2019, 201824.3, 26.3, 24.0

#15

Fruita

+12

Fruita, Colorado
Population13,390
Median Income$55,286
 
VC Rate 2020, 2019, 20182.2, 1.9, 1.2
PC Rate 2020, 2019, 201816.2, 13.3, 14.3

#16

Woodland Park

+33

Woodland Park, Colorado
Population7,709
Median Income$69,507
 
VC Rate 2020, 2019, 20182.1, 2.4, 2.4
PC Rate 2020, 2019, 201818.5, 24.4, 19.9

#17

Littleton

-3

Littleton, Colorado
Population48,632
Median Income$71,315
 
VC Rate 2020, 2019, 20180.9, 1.0, 1.0
PC Rate 2020, 2019, 201832.1, 30.3, 27.4

#18

Fort Collins

+10

Fort Collins, Colorado
Population168,163
Median Income$60,110
 
VC Rate 2020, 2019, 20182.3, 2.2, 2.1
PC Rate 2020, 2019, 201822.0, 25.4, 24.5

#19

Lafayette

+11

Lafayette, Colorado
Population28,914
Median Income$76,059
 
VC Rate 2020, 2019, 20182.1, 2.3, 3.1
PC Rate 2020, 2019, 201824.6, 24.6, 22.4

#20

Eagle

0

Eagle, Colorado
Population6,921
Median Income$118,630
 
VC Rate 2020, 2019, 20183.6, 1.5, 0.6
PC Rate 2020, 2019, 201812.1, 13.9, 8.2
 

How We Determined the Safest Cities

Learn how we identified the safest cities on our methodology page.

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