Despite recent news reports of a rash of violent crimes taking place in the Colorado Springs area, the crime rate for the city and surrounding areas as a whole has not increased, according to a recent article in The Tribune. Although the population has risen, the number of total crimes has not risen with it.
Development on the north side of the Colorado Springs area has brought more people and businesses to the city, but local police say that violent crimes haven’t increased as a result of the newly-developed areas. According to officers in Palmer Lake and Monument, theft and domestic violence remain the most commonly-charged types of crimes. More violent encounters, such as robberies, assaults, and homicides, occur in Colorado Springs at about the same rate they did before the new developments, indicating that these new communities are not creating more crimes or attracting people who might commit crimes.