Wheat Ridge has a population of 31,567. During the past three years, Wheat Ridge saw 4,857 arrests. For 2017, the Wheat Ridge's arrest rate totaled 530.62 per 10,000 residents. This increase of 67.63% makes Wheat Ridge higher than the national average of 316.54 per 10,000 residents. From that total, 134 were violent crimes like murder, rape, and robbery. The city of Wheat Ridge also totaled 1,541 arrests for property crimes during 2017. When compared to Arvada and Golden, Wheat Ridge is a more dangerous place to live.
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Overall, Wheat Ridge had a higher rate of non-violent crime. For 2017, Wheat Ridge averaged 134 violent crimes and 1,541 non-violent crimes.
The city of Wheat Ridge experienced 1,416 violent crimes during 2007-2017. Of that total, 6 were for murder/non-negligent manslaughter. Additionally, 223 was for legacy rape. The robbery total was 275, and the aggravated assault total was 912.
It is situated in Jefferson county, Colorado with a total number of 103 employees - 17 female, 58 male officers and 28 civilians. Wheat Ridge PD ORI (Originated Agency Identifier) number is CO0300500, it belongs to the Mountain division in the West region with a region code of Region IV.