Browse Colorado Police Arrest Records Directory

The state of Colorado maintains and stores online a variety of criminal records including everything from traffic violations, DUIs, arrest records, misdemeanors and even felony convictions. These documents are public record, and you can perform a quick, free search to find out if someone has a criminal history right here at policearrests.com.

Arrest Records and Warrants in Colorado

Unless a court order has sealed them, you can search and find arrest records on someone in Colorado. All you need is their first and last names to search. It is helpful to have the date of offense, but in most cases, the name will suffice. The computerized criminal history database houses arrest information based on fingerprint identification.

Performing a Background Check

The most popular reasons for searching criminal records in Colorado is for employment purposes, before hiring a childcare provider or renting to a new tenant. Thankfully, with so much information online, it is easy to find out if someone committed a crime in Colorado and the specific details with a full background check.

Criminal Records Search in Colorado

The Colorado Department of Public Safety maintains the repository of databases holding information on all warrants, arrests, convictions and criminal history that take place in Colorado. From the compilation of these sources, you can grab a detailed criminal report showing a person’s complete history of infractions and convictions along with any outstanding warrants.

Prison and Inmate Records

With just the person’s name, (first or last) you can search and find an inmate doing time in any of Colorado’s jails and prisons. Their complete report will show their full name, race, gender and the facility where they are incarcerated. You can also view mug shots, the crime they committed, their age, physical description, sentencing date and estimated date of release or parole.

Colorado Crime Rate

Total reported incidents in Colorado in 2016 increased by 8.94% compared to 2015 and is higher than national average of 3,311.69 per 100,000 people. Violent crimes increased from 13,983 to 15,533 while non-violent crime increased by 8.67% from 112,127 to 121,853.

5 Crimes In Colorado 2016 with most arrests

Crime Arrests
Larceny-theft 87,439
Burglary 18,528
Motor vehicle theft 15,886
Aggravated assault 9,509
Robbery 3,191

Counties in Colorado with the Highest Crime Rate

Among the 41 counties the most dangerous is the Adams county with 523 violent crimes that’s 3.37% of the total of 15,533. Hinsdale County has the highest number of records per 100,000 residents that is above the state average of 425 and higher than national average of 469.

County Arrests
Adams 523
Douglas 326
Arapahoe 269
Jefferson 224
Mesa 180

Safest Cities in Colorado

Are you planning a move to Colorado? Here are the safest cities in Colorado with the lowest crime rates. You chance of being a victim of a violent crime in Colorado is 1 out of 235 up by 0.08% compared to previous year. The lowest rate of violent crime is in Windsor and safest city to encounter a property crime is Eaton.

City Crime Rate
Eaton 2
Dacono 2
Limon 3
Rangely 4
Ault 4

Violent Crimes

Violent Crimes rates in CO increased by 11.08% from 2015 and increased by 17.26% in the last 5 years since 2011 from 13,247 to 15,533. In 2016 violent crimes in CO was 9.37% lower than the national rate. Your chances of being a victim of violent crimes in Colorado is 0.425%.

Property Crimes

Property crime rate in Colorado increased by 8.67% from 2015 and increased by 13.02% in the last 5 years since 2011 from 107,817 to 121,853. In 2016 property crimes in CO was 17.38% higher than the national average. Your chances of being a victim of a property crime is 3.336%.

How Colorado stands up against other states

Colorado vs. Minnesota

You’ll be in more danger in Colorado compared to Minnesota. Minnesota had an 22.17% lower crime rate than Colorado. Wisconsin scored the lowest with a 23.11% lower crime rate according to the FBI. Robbery rates of 87 per 100,000 people is lower than national of 136 per 100,000 people and lower than average 96 in Minnesota. Burglary rates of 507 per 100,000 people is higher than national of 502 per 100,000 people and higher than average 389 in Minnesota.

Colorado vs. Wisconsin

You’ll be in more danger in Colorado compared to Wisconsin. Wisconsin had an 23.11% lower crime rate than Colorado. Maryland scored the highest with a 29.12% higher crime rate according to the FBI. Assault rates of 260 per 100,000 people is lower than national of 284 per 100,000 people and higher than average 248 in Wisconsin. Burglary rates of 507 per 100,000 people is higher than national of 502 per 100,000 people and higher than average 397 in Wisconsin.

Names with the most arrests in Colorado

Crime rate by age group, gender, and race

The most crimes, that's 36.74% of all records in state are committed by the people aged between 21-30. Felonies are committed more by men. Misdemeanor records are popular among white population of the state.

DID you know?

  • The overall crime rate in Colorado is 0.03% higher than the national average.
  • For every 100,000 people, there are 10.31 daily crimes that occur in Colorado.
  • Colorado is riskier than Minnesota.
  • In Colorado you have a 1 in 27 chance of becoming a victim of any crime.
  • Year over year crimes in Colorado have increased by 8.94%.