(Opinion) Chief Adam Turk: Addressing crime in Colorado

From 2019 to 2021, motor vehicle thefts reported to the Greeley Police Department have increased by 86%. In fact, property crimes in general have i...

September 18, 2022
3:32 AM

From 2019 to 2021, motor vehicle thefts reported to the Greeley Police Department have increased by 86%. In fact, property crimes in general have increased by 18% in Greeley. The only exception is arson, which has decreased by 26%. Violent crimes in Greeley during that same time have also increased by 61%. These numbers are not isolated to Greeley. According to the Colorado Bureau of Investigations, these same crime categories have increased across the State of Colorado by similar percentages. Where does that rank us as a state in property crime rates? In 2010, Colorado ranked 23rd with first being the lowest rates and 50th being the worst rates.

Adam Turk