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Study: Colorado Springs ranks 20 in "Colorado's Safest Cities"

By Hanna Knuston


A recent survey ranked the 25 safest cities in Colorado with a population above 21,000. Colorado Springs ranked number 20 on the list, one spot above Denver.


Thornton was first on the list with an overall safety score of 88.45.


The study conducted by took into account the cities population, citizen-to-officer ratio, and crime trends.


The study also states that overall Colorado is known for lower crime rates on a national scale.


Below is the list in order:


  1. Thornton
  2. Parker
  3. Windsor
  4. Centennial
  5. Castle Rock
  6. Broomfield
  7. Lafayette
  8. Littleton
  9. Arvada
  10. Fort Collins
  11. Boulder
  12. Loveland
  13. Greeley
  14. Northglenn
  15. Aurora
  16. Fountain
  17. Westminster
  18. Commerce City
  19. Brighton
  20. Colorado Springs
  21. Denver
  22. Grand Junction
  23. Wheat Ridge
  24. Lakewood
  25. Pueblo


Overall Colorado Springs had a score of 70.24 with the number of violent crimes placing at 4,599 and property crimes at 24,089. The study found the citizen-to-officer ratio to be 392.

The number one placeholder, Thornton had 325 violent crimes and a reported citizen-to-officer ratio of 566.