Dream Lake iced over - RMNP

County Offices and Courts will be closed on Monday, February 15, 2016 in observance of the President's Day Holiday. The Landfill will be open. Critical services at Larimer County are not disrupted by closures.


Incarceration Rates

graph of incarceration rates

Incarceration rate measures the number of people who are in jail, per 100,000 in population. As shown in the chart, the average incarceration rate in the United States is 2311 (2013). In Colorado, the most recent data available (2005), has the jail incarceration rate at 2922.

The incarceration rate in Larimer County is 135 (2014). The low incarceration rate in Larimer County shows the positive impact of collaborative effort across the criminal justice system (via the Criminal Justice Advisory Committee) which include: 1) administrative changes in the courts, 2) expansion of pretrial services, 3) expansion of alternative sentencing options, 4) mental health treatment, and 5) development of specialty courts.

1 Minton, T.D. and Golinelli, D. (2014). Jail Inmates at Midyear - 2013 Statistical Tables. Bureau of Justice Statistics. Retrieved from: http://www.bjs.gov/content/pub/pdf/jim13st.pdf

2 Harrison, P.M. and Beck, A.J. (2006). Prison and Jail Inmates at Midyear 2005. Bureau of Justice Statistics Bulletin. Retrieved from: http://www.bjs.gov/content/pub/pdf/pjim05.pdf

Background Image: Dream Lake frozen over in Rocky Mountain National Park by Bryce Bradford. All rights reserved.