Crime & Illegal Immigration Facts

Denver metro area crime is major illegal immigration issue

Moderated by George Brauchler

The vast majority of immigrants are law-abiding citizens who come to the United States in search of a better life. However, there are also those who engage in criminal activity, including drug & human trafficking. This criminal element has had a significant impact in Colorado. The crime rate has increased significantly over the last two years as a result of illegal immigration, putting pressure on local law enforcement agencies and has caused a significant strain on local resources, impacting taxpayers.

Crime in Colorado has increased substantially since 2008.

Over the last 14 years, the overall crime rate has continued its steady and inexorable climb, increasing 1.4% per year on average. Denver, Aurora, and Pueblo, mid-sized cities, rank at the top in several crime categories. Denver’s homicide rate rose this year, even as other major cities have seen declines.