How safe are we on the Western Slope? Did Grand Junction make the list?

The website took actual FBI crime numbers and put together a formula to determine which Colorado city is deemed to be the most dangerous. By combining the stats for Violent Crimes Per Capita and Property Crimes Per Capita, they took an average of those two numbers and ranked the cities accordingly. The authors do state that this ranking is an opinion based on facts and is meant as simply information.

The data shows that these ten cities are currently the most dangerous in the Centennial State:


10) Grand Junction - Usually it's nice to be on a Top Ten list. Probably not in this case. These are the stats and the results of the study for our city:

'Population: 60,508
Violent Crimes Per 100k: 424
Property Crimes Per 100k: 4,417
Located along the Colorado River and the Book Cliffs in the western part of the state, Grand Junction is the 10th most dangerous city in Colorado.

Nicknamed “Colorado’s Wine Country,” Grand Junction is also crime country, with residents facing a 4% chance of being the victim of a property crime each year.The trend is neither negative nor positive in Grand Junction, as both violent and property crimes have remained stagnant over the last few years.'

I guess that last part is some positive news? Here is the rest of the Top Ten:

9) Sterling

8) Glenwood Springs

7) Vail

6) Denver

5) Lakewood

4) Edgewater

3) Sheridan

2) Pueblo

1) Glendale

Glendale's numbers are quite shocking. According to this article, if you live in Glendale you have a one in 152 chance of being raped, assaulted or murdered. Plus, a one in 9.6 chance of being a victim of arson or getting robbed.

More From 99.9 KEKB - Grand Junction's Favorite Country