Shocked?: Here Are the 7 Safest Small Cities In Colorado
Most people assume that the smaller the town, the lower the crime. Find out if that's really true when it comes to cities in Colorado.
A new report from MoneyGeek lists the safest cities in the country that have a population of between 30,000 to 100,000 residents. There are 7 cities in Colorado that made the list.
Small Town Living In Colorado
Living in Colorado is absolutely amazing no matter where you are. Some enjoy the big city life, while others enjoy the pace of a small town living.
Most people would assume that the higher the population, the higher the crime, but is that really true?
Expert Chelsea Collier, Founder of Digi.City weighs in and stated:
"If there is a persistent notion that small towns are safer than larger cities, it may be attributed to the idea that in less-populated areas, people are more likely to know each other and to have a long-standing history with the area.
The ties that bind a community are personal, whereas, in big cities, people are less likely to know their neighbors due to the large number of residents, more frenzied activity, and higher frequency of migration."
Is Crime Better or Worse in Small Colorado Cities?
Based on MoneyGeek's report, it does seem to be safer in small Colorado cities, rather than large ones.
Of course, there are a variety of factors when it comes to analyzing crime and safety so don't bet the bank on that just yet because small-town crimes can actually be just as costly as big-city crimes.
Just like life, there's no such thing as a "perfect" correlation of crime in big cities compared to small ones.
How Does My Small Colorado City Rank in Crime?
Using crime statistics reported to the FBI, MoneyGeek ranked the safest cities in Colorado by looking at the following:
- Crime Cost per Capita
- Violent Crime Rate
- Property Crime Rate
- Cost of Crime ($000s)