Colorado September 05, 2016
Here Are The 10 Most Dangerous Places In Colorado After Dark
We in Colorado are lucky, as we live in not only a gorgeous state, but a fairly safe one as well. However, no matter your whereabouts, there is always reason to be cautious, especially when it comes to these 10 towns that are the most dangerous after dark:
This one may come as a surprise: the small and picturesque mountain town of Vail is—according to
—one of the most dangerous towns in Colorado with 51.43 of every 1,000 people being the victim of violent or property crimes each year. Other surprising cities on the Scout's map include...
3. Pagosa Springs
...a beautiful resort town (the chances of becoming a victim of any crime in Colorado is 1 in 324; in Pagosa Springs, it shoots up to 1 in 134 due in part to the high property crime)...
...the Montezuma County seat (with an estimated 54 crimes per every square mile, while the Colorado average is 41)...
...and even the "Colorado Treasure" on the plains (which is estimated to only be 16% safer than most U.S. cities because of its high property crimes).
6. Grand Junction
Bigger cities = more people = more potential crime, which in turn means we aren't too shocked by
'10 Most Dangerous Cities' list naming Grand Junction (whose residents face a 4% chance annually of being the victim of a property crime)...
...Denver (named the 2nd most violent city in the state—behind Pueblo)...
8. Colorado Springs
...or Colorado Springs (cited for its recent 13% spike in property crime over the last few years).
To conclude this list, we must not forget
"10 Worst Places To Live" study, which cited Alamosa as having not just a horrible crime rate, but a local prison...
...and Greeley, which has the 22nd highest crime rate in the state.
For more fascinating statistics, check out
These 8 Towns Have The Highest Divorce Rate In Colorado.