Rape, murder, and aggravated assaults were all slightly up last year. But car thefts spiked 20 percent.
A marijuana trafficking ring that raked in about $200,000 a month pretended to be growing weed for sick people but was instead illegally shipping it to other states, the AG said.
More police and security officers, and if the budget allows, security cameras and lowering the book stack shelves, are among the measures planned.
In March, 2013 a state parolee killed the popular head of the Colorado Department of Corrections, Tom Clements, and Nathan Leon, a father of three. Leon's family says his death didn't get the attention it deserved.
Reports of hate-related incidents put the topic front and center last year. But while end-of-year data are not yet available, it's clear that confirmed hate crimes remain relatively low compared to all reported crimes in Colorado.
Blacks make up just 4.2 percent of the state’s population, but account for 12.4 percent of all arrests and summons made in 2015.
Racist and anti-semitic rhetoric has been growing in Colorado and across the country, including a recent incident involving high school students in Boulder who formed a chat group on Facebook.
Colorado's murder rate also remains lower than the nation's as a whole.
Those mass shootings include five in Colorado: two in Colorado dating back to 1993.