The city of Broomfield, Colorado already ranks among the top third of Colorado cities in lowest crime rates in most years. This past year, however, Broomfield also saw a record low crime rate, leading city officials to declare it one of the “safest” years ever, according to a recent article in the Broomfield Enterprise.
According to a yearly report recently released by the Broomfield police department, Colorado felony crimes in Broomfield were down to 19 incidents per 1,000 residents in 1,000. This number represents a decrease from 21 incidents per 1,000 residents in 2010 and a significant drop from twenty years prior; in 1991, the rate was 50 incidents per 1,000 residents. The police department says that, in the 31 years it has been keeping track of felony crime statistics, the rate in 2011 represents the lowest number it has yet seen.
The police department says that crime is down for several reasons. First, they note that crime rates all over the country are decreasing, including in Colorado as a whole. Also, they point to the unification of the city and county law enforcement agencies and the support the community has given to its police forces in recent years.
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