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Crime increasing in Denver: What's the latest in the trend?

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By Hoodline - Published on July 26, 2019.

The number of crime incidents in Denver for the week of July 16 to July 22 remained roughly consistent with the week before, according to data from CrimeoMeter, which collects data from police agencies and validated sources.

Auto burglary, fraud and financial crimes led the increase in crime incidents. Auto burglary rose to 169 incidents from 143 the week before. Fraud and financial crimes went up from 18 to 26.

Albeit somewhat smaller categories, there was also a notable percentage increase in prostitution, from 10 incidents per week to 14, and in arson, up from zero to one incident.

There was one reported homicide. That represents an increase from zero incidents the previous week. There was also one incident of rape or sexual assault, up from zero the week before.

Among the few types of offenses that saw a downturn, reports of assault decreased from 122 to 116. Incidents of theft fell from 233 to 228, and vandalism went down from 128 to 124.

There were 636 reports of miscellaneous other crimes, a decrease of 25 from the previous week. Other 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 Montbello had the most reported incidents. Five Points and Stapleton were at the top of the list the previous week, as well.

Montbello experienced the highest growth in crime. Crime reports in Cherry Creek also rose, after declining the week before, and incidents in Mar Lee are up considerably as well.

Regarding when most crimes are committed, Wednesday, Tuesday and Friday continued to see the most crime incidents. The largest increase from the previous week occurred on Thursday, Sunday and Wednesday, while incidents on Monday, Friday and Saturday went down. Comparing times of day, late afternoon, evening and early afternoon continue to see the most crime incidents.

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

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.

Head to CrimeoMeter to get free local crime alerts in your area.

This story was created automatically using local crime data, then reviewed by an editor. Click here for more about our data sources and local crime methodology. Got thoughts about what we're doing? Go here to share your feedback.

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