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  • 5.0/5.0

    Working with Valerie was great. She was very knowledgeable about the laws surrounding my case and extremely professional. She made the process manageable and was very trustworthy.

    — Client

  • 5.0/5.0

    We worked with Valerie Cole and she was exceptional. She has a unique way as an attorney of being thoughtful, and yet very direct and to the point. She doesn't swing up and down, always calm and professional. She sees the big picture and it...
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  • 5.0/5.0

    Hillary C. Aizenman is an awesome attorney. She always returned my calls and emails quickly. Her wages were clear from the beginning and she is very honest and has integrity. She got good results for me!

    — Client

  • 5.0/5.0

    I need an attorney really bad, so I called Polansky Law Firm not only did I win my case. But she explained the court procedure to me step-by-step I am so happy I picked this Law Firm. Thank you Cayce

    — Client

  • 5.0/5.0

    Lisa Polansky is a terrific criminal defense attorney who brings great knowledge and experience to the job as a result of handling countless, difficult cases, both in California and in Colorado. As a Colorado lawyer, I know that Lisa is hi...
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Criminal activity is part of the landscape in every state and city throughout the U.S. However, the overall crime rate in Colorado is somewhat higher than the national average.

The most common types of crime in Colorado are property crimes and violent crimes.

Property crimes

Property crime makes up 87 percent of all crimes committed in Colorado. As of 2019 the statewide property crime rate was 2,591 incidents per 100,000 residents. This puts Colorado at No. 13 in state property crime overall. Among these property crimes, the most prevalent in Colorado were:

  • Larceny ― This is a broad category of crimes for the theft of personal property. Larceny constituted approximately 72 percent of all property crimes in the state.
  • Burglary― This is unlawful entry into a dwelling or building for the purpose of committing other crimes.
  • Motor vehicle theft― Colorado ranked second highest in the nation for automobile theft.

Violent crimes

At 381 incidents per 100,000 residents, violent crime in Colorado constituted approximately 13 percent of all criminal activity in the state. Colorado ranked 30th in violent crime, somewhat lower than the national average. Among violent crimes, these were the most common ones committed in the state:

  • Aggravated assault ― An aggravated assault involves the offender using a deadly weapon and/or causes the victim severe bodily harm.
  • Robbery ― Robbery is theft by way of threats or use of force.
  • Rape­ ― Incidents of rape in Colorado were the sixth highest in the nation.
  • Murder ― The murder rate in Colorado was slightly lower than the national average.

The Polansky Law Firm, based in Boulder, is a full-service criminal defense law firm. The attorneys have the knowledge, skill and experience to obtain the best possible result for their clients charged with all types of crimes, including property and violent crimes. Anyone facing criminal charges should consult a qualified criminal law attorney to best protect their rights and interests.

If you or a family member are facing either state or federal criminal charges, please contact us or call 303-415-2583 for an initial consultation.