Crime drops slightly in Denver: What's the latest in the trend?

Crime drops slightly in Denver: What's the latest in the trend?Photo: iStock
Published on July 18, 2019

The number of crime incidents in Denver for the week of July 9 to July 15 inched down, but remained roughly even with the week before, according to data from CrimeoMeter, which collects data from police agencies and validated sources.

The offenses that decreased the most were assault and burglary. Assault fell to 118 incidents, from 134 the week before. Burglary went from 79 to 65.

While somewhat smaller categories, there was also a considerable percentage decrease in fraud or financial crimes, from 30 incidents per week to 18, and in rape or sexual assault, from 13 to six incidents.

There were also 139 incidents of auto burglary, down from 152 the week before.

Among the few types of offenses that saw an uptick, reports of drug-related offenses went from 82 to 87. Weapons offenses rose from 39 to 43, and robbery went up from 19 to 22.

There were 676 reports of miscellaneous crimes, an increase of 66 from the previous week. Those crimes include a variety of offenses like trespassing, public disturbance and violation of a court order.

Looking at crime patterns in different areas of the city, Five Points, Stapleton and Capitol Hill continued to have the most reported incidents.

Crime in Five Points decreased the most. Crime reports in the Montbello also fell for a third week, and incidents in Bear Valley are down considerably as well.

Regarding day and time factors, Wednesday, Friday and Thursday had the most crime incidents. The largest decrease from the previous week occurred on Monday, Sunday and Tuesday, while incidents on Friday, Thursday and Saturday went up. Comparing times of day, early afternoon, late morning and late afternoon saw the most crime last week.

Want a longer-term view of crime in Denver? Here's our latest monthly crime report.

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