Colorado is the 22nd most populous U.S. state. Home to 5.4 million residents, a scenic state sits on the western edge of the Great Plains and encompasses most of the southern Rocky Mountains. Colorado was named for the Colorado River and has several large cities, including the capital of Denver.
BackgroundChecks.org compiles their list based on FBI violent crime stats and propriety research data. Rates are normalized per 100,000 residents with the state average being 309 for violent crime and 2,530 for property crime. This is calculated by taking (# of crimes/population) * 100,000.
Rated 20th, Montrose made this safest city list for 2016 and is proud to be one.
Montrose is home to 19,100 residents and is located within Montrose County. Also the county seat, our community’s regional airport serves Telluride seasonally, and we are known for our rich recreational opportunities. The violent crime rate in Montrose is 217.9, and residents of the city have a 3.5% chance of being involved in a property crime.