Thornton has a population of 139,825. During the past three years, Thornton saw 5,601 arrests. For 2017, the Thornton's arrest rate totaled 35.04 per 10,000 residents. This decrease of 88.93% makes Thornton lower than the national average of 316.54 per 10,000 residents. From that total, 490 were violent crimes like murder, rape, and robbery. The city of Thornton also totaled 0 arrests for property crimes during 2017. When compared to Aurora and Brighton, Thornton is a safer place to live.
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Overall, Thornton had a higher rate of violent crime. For 2017, Thornton averaged 490 violent crimes and 0 non-violent crimes.
The city of Thornton experienced 4,028 violent crimes during 2007-2017. Of that total, 38 were for murder/non-negligent manslaughter. Additionally, 842 was for legacy rape. The robbery total was 649, and the aggravated assault total was 2,601.