Five Western Slope cities have been deemed some of the safest cities in Colorado. Grand Junction, Fruita, Glenwood Springs, Montrose, and Durango made the list.

Our violent and property crime rates in Colorado are lower than the national average, making it a really safe state to live in. Colorado's safest cities to live in were determined by FBI crime statistics. Violent crime rates, property crime rates and the ratio of law enforcement workers were all taken into consideration.

Here are the Western Colorado cities that made the cut for some of the safest cities in Colorado to live in, starting with the safest Western Slope city first.

  • 1

    Durango

    Durango is the first Western Slope city to make Colorado's 'safe list.' Durango is the 13th safest city to live in Colorado, followed by Littleton.

  • 2

    Fruita

    Fruita is Colorado's 15th safest city to live in and is technically tied for 14th with Littleton.

  • 3

    Glenwood Springs

    Glenwood Springs is the next Western Slope City on the safest cities in Colorado list. Glenwoods is #20 on the list, right between Westminister and Longmont.

  • 4

    Montrose

    Montrose is the 26th safest Colorado city to live in. Montrose is followed by Wheat Ridge and Greeley.

  • 5

    Grand Junction

    Grand Junction is the last Western Slope city to make the list. Grand Junction is the 35th safest Colorado city to live in, Colorado Springs is #34 and Commerce City is #36.