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Denver crime trending up: which offenses are leading the trend?

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By Hoodline - Published on May 14, 2019.

The number of crime incidents in Denver saw an overall increase for the week of May 3 to May 9, for the second week in a row, according to data from CrimeoMeter, which collects data from police agencies and validated sources. Incidents rose to 1,633 in the latest seven-day period of available police reports, up from 1,600 the week before.

The specific offenses that increased the most were assault and drug-related offenses. Assault rose to 128 incidents, from 111 the week before. Drug-related offenses went from 78 to 95.

While somewhat smaller categories, there was also a notable percentage increase in robbery, from 18 incidents per week to 25, and in vandalism, from 91 to 98 incidents.

There were 136 reported auto burglary incidents. That represents an increase from 133 incidents the previous week. There were also 70 incidents of burglary, up from 67 the week before.

Among the few types of offenses that saw a downturn, reports of auto theft went from 113 to 94. Alcohol-related offenses fell from 36 to 19, and theft went down from 192 to 183.

There were 678 reports of miscellaneous other crimes, an increase of 40 from the previous week. Other crimes includes a variety of offenses like trespassing, public disturbance and violation of a court order.

As far as where crime is concentrated in the city, Stapleton, Five Points and  Montbello had the most reported incidents. Stapleton and Five Points were at the top of the list the previous week as well.

Crime in Central Business District went up the most. Crime reports in Montbello also rose, after declining the week before, and incidents in Lower Downtown are up considerably as well.

Regarding when crime most often occurs, Wednesday, Monday and Friday had the most reported crimes. The largest increase from the previous week occurred on Monday, Sunday and Saturday, while incidents on Thursday, Friday and Wednesday went down. Comparing times of day, late afternoon, early afternoon and midday saw the most crime last week.

To report a crime in progress or life-threatening emergency, call 911. To report a non-urgent crime or complaint, contact your local police department.

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