Denver Suburb Among Nation’s Safest

By Jim Lawson on July 28, 2023
CASTLE ROCK, CO – Dawson Trails and Castle Rock photographed from near the corner of Territorial Rd. and I-25 in Castle Rock.(Photo by Hyoung Chang/The Denver Post)

Despite rising safety concerns in the Denver area, one local city has risen to the “safest” suburb in Colorado and is among the nation’s safest. If you were thinking Castle Rock, you’re right!

Financial adviser site SmartAsset analyzed federal and county-level data of 370 suburbs within a 15- to 45-minute drive of the nation’s 100 largest cities. These included violent crime rates, property crime rates, vehicular mortality rates, drug poisoning mortality rates and share of the population engaged in excessive drinking.

Even with high property crime statistics, Castle Rock is also the tenth-safest suburb in the nation.

Castle Rock has some of the best safety statistics in the USA. It has the 29th lowest violent crime rate, the 17th lowest vehicular mortality rate and the 23rd lowest drug overdose rate. However, it has the 173rd lowest property crime rate – slightly better than the national average but not by much.

At #10 nationwide, Castle Rock is considerably safer than any other Denver metro suburb in the study. Evergreen is the next safest, ranking 81st overall.

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