Costilla County had 61 arrests for the last 3 years, in 2014 the arrest rate was 734.46 per 100.000 population which is by 5.13% lower than the National average of 774.16 per 100.000 inhabitants. Among the 2014 arrests 8 were made for violent crime charges. Compared to neighboring county Adams and county Arapahoe it’s a more dangerous place to live in.
Currently, the most popular arrest in Costilla is aggravated assault - 8 arrests followed by burglary - 8 and larceny/theft - 7 arrests.
Violent crime in Costilla County is considered rape and sexual assault, robbery, and assault. For the recent years the violent crime rate has increased along with the non-violent crime rate. Compared to the national average of - 93.99 per 100.000 people the overall violent crime rate for the county is by 140.43% higher.