DENVER – As hundreds of thousands of people move to our state, safety is an important question when trying to find a place to call home. With this in mind, a recent study released by SafeHome has found which Colorado cities are among the safest live in.
On Saturday, we told you three Colorado cities landed among the 101 safest in the nation. This story, however, only looks at the state of Colorado.
At No. 1, Thornton ranks as Colorado’s safest city with a safety score of 88.45.
“Since it’s fairly close to Denver, residents may commute from Thornton to Denver to get to work or school,” the SafeHome report states.
Parker comes in at No. 2, Windsor lands the No. 3 spot, Centennial comes in at No. 4 and Castle Rock lands last in the Top 5 safest cities to live in Colorado.
So, what about Denver? SafeHome ranks the Mile High City at No. 21 with a safety score of 69.92 – that’s even lower than the City of Aurora, which ranked at No. 15 and Colorado Springs, which came at No. 20 on the study.
“The fact that Denver is a more densely populated city may contribute to its lower ranking, while Thornton is a smaller region with predominantly families and married couples,” the report states.
These are the Top 25 safest cities, according to SafeHome.org:
5. Castle Rock
10. Fort Collins
18. Commerce City
20. Colorado Springs
22. Grand Junction
23. Wheat Ridge
The study used data from the FBI as well as information provided from more than 13,000 law enforcement agencies to compile the report. They also used the Chapman University Survey of American Fears, which highlights the crime rates of what Americans fear most, between violent crime and property crime rates.