Crime Definitions

The definitions below are included as a general guide to understanding each crime and are not legal definitions; for more detailed information, see the Colorado Revised Statutes.


Any willful, malicious or reckless burning or attempting to burn, with or without intent to defraud, a dwelling house, public building, motor vehicle or aircraft, personal property of another, etc.


An unlawful attack by one person upon another.

Assault with a Deadly Weapon

An unlawful attack by one person upon another using a deadly weapon.

Breaking & Entering

The unlawful entry to a structure with intent to commit any crime, other than trespass.


Indicates that the sheriff's office responded to a death at this location. This category is normally unrelated to crime.


Crimes against government operations, including obstruction, resisting arrest, escape and official misconduct; or, crimes against public peace and order, including harassment, disorderly conduct, interference with school operations and obstruction of telecommunications.


Possession, distribution, manufacturing of illegal drugs or any other drug-related violation, such as possession of paraphernalia.

Family Offense

Crimes involving family relations, including child abuse, incest, exploitation, harboring a minor and violation of a protection order.


The willful (non-negligent) killing of one human being by another.


To detain or move a person against their will and without legal authority.


Liquor-related offenses, which may include liquor code violations or underage possession.

Property Crime

Unauthorized entry or refusal to leave a dwelling; or, criminal damage to the property of another (vandalism); or, nonfelony property crimes, including littering, tampering, defacing and trespass.


Taking or attempting to take anything of value from the care, custody or control of a person or persons by force, threat of force or violence.

Sexual Offense

May include statutory rape or any non-consensual sexual activity, such as rape or sexual touching/photographing; OR, crimes of moral turpitude, including obscenity, pandering, pimping, prostitution and indecent exposure.


The unlawful taking, or attempted taking, of property from the possession of another, normally excluding use of force, violence or fraud; OR, any fraudulent activity, including check fraud, identity theft and credit card fraud; or, creation, use or possession of fake documents or signing someone else's name to a legal document.

Theft from Vehicle

Unauthorized entry into a vehicle with intent to commit a crime therein.

Theft of Vehicle

Theft or attempted theft of a motor vehicle.


Driving under the influence arrests.

Weapons Offense

Crimes involving weapons, including carrying a concealed weapon, defacing a firearm, possession of illegal or dangerous weapons and use of stun guns.