With recent crimes in Colorado Springs in just the last week, the crime rate may seem high for southern Colorado.
Some comments on the KOAA 5 Facebook page this week even going as far as to compare Colorado Springs to Chicago, which with a population of nearly 3 million reported 765 murders/non-negligent manslaughter crimes to the Federal Bureau of Investigation Unified Crime Report in 2016.
According to the recent census bureau report, Colorado Springs population is about 465, 101, in 2016 the city reported 24 homicides.
Year to date Colorado Springs Police Department reported 26 homicides, compared to 17 homicides this time last year.
Compared with other cities of similar size (400,000-500,000 population), the number of murders in Colorado Springs seems relatively low.
|City||Population||Number of Murders/Non-negligent Manslaughter in 2016|
|Virginia Beach, Virginia||452,602||21|
|Miami, Florida||453, 579||55|
|Raleigh, North Carolina||458,880||NO DATA AVAILABLE|
|Colorado Springs, Colorado||465, 101||24|
|Long Beach, California||470,130||33|
|Kansas City, Missouri||481,420||129|
|Mesa, Arizona||484, 587||19|
|Sacramento, California||495, 234||41|
El Paso County deputies have taken over an investigation of a shooting that Colorado Springs Police now say happened in the county outside of the city.
Teachers in Pueblo D60 have voted to strike following the district's decision to deny teacher's pay raises at a recent board meeting.
Colorado Springs District 11 Superintendent Nicholas Gledich sent a letter to parents Friday announcing the district plans to close schools next Friday.
An elderly driver smashed through a popular Pueblo West restaurant Saturday afternoon. The Do Drop Inn will remain open, despite the car crashing through a wall of the local pizza restaurant.