Annual crime report shows increase in crime rates

Crime

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. — The Colorado Bureau of Investigation compiles data to show crime rates at the state and local level.

Charts compare crimes from 2014 to 2015 and breaks down the major crimes by homicides, rape, assault, vehicle thefts and more.

The report shows homicides increased by nearly 15 percent across the state last year in comparison to 2014.

Rapes increased by almost 11 percent while robberies rose to 10 percent.

The greatest change can be seen in motor vehicle thefts, with a 28 percent increase in the state.

Here’s a breakdown of some of the crime rates in a few southern Colorado cities:PUEBLO:

The Pueblo Police Department follows the state lead with the highest reported vehicle thefts at 41 percent, higher than the state average at 28 percent.

Assault and rape both increased at 12 and 13 percent respectively in 2014.

Pueblo only saw a small decrease in larceny.COLORADO SPRINGS:

The Colorado Springs Police Department reported decreases in rape, robbery and burglary, with only minimal rises in larceny and vehicle theft.

Assault increased to 13 percent, leaving the highest reported crime to be arson at 34 percent.CANON CITY:

The Canon City Police Department shows significant increases with nearly twice as many vehicle thefts compared to 2014, three times as many robberies, and 5 times as many arson crimes.

Burglaries also increased by 35 percent.

Rape and larceny both fell in 2015.>> View the full report in detail as well as reports for other agencies here.

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