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Crime remains about even in Denver: What's the latest in the trend?

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By Hoodline - Published on July 23, 2019.

The number of crime incidents in Denver for the week of July 12 to July 18 remained roughly even with the week before, according to data from CrimeoMeter, which collects data from police agencies and validated sources.

The overall decrease in crime reports was led by auto theft and alcohol-related offenses. Auto theft fell to 95 incidents, from 123 the week before. Alcohol-related offenses went from 36 to 16.

Among other categories, there was also a decrease in fraud or financial crimes, from 30 incidents per week to 18, and in assault, from 134 to 122 incidents.

There were 143 reported auto burglary incidents. That represents a decrease from 152 incidents the previous week. There were also 19 incidents of robbery.

Among the types of offenses that saw an uptick, reports of theft went from 215 to 233. Drug-related offenses rose from 82 to 93, and burglary went up from 79 to 88.

There were 661 reports of miscellaneous other crimes, an increase of 51 from the previous week. Other crimes includes a variety of offenses like trespassing, public disturbance and violation of a court order.

Considering the concentration of crime across the city, Five Points, Stapleton and the Central Business District had the most reported incidents. Five Points and Stapleton were at the top of the list the previous week as well. Reports of crime decreased last week in Five Points, the Montbello and Civic Center.

Capitol Hill saw the largest decline. Crime reports in City Park also fell, after increasing the week before, and incidents in Sunnyside are down considerably as well.

Regarding when most crimes are committed, Friday, Tuesday and Wednesday had the most crime incidents. The largest decrease from the previous week occurred on Monday, Wednesday and Thursday, while incidents on Tuesday, Friday and Saturday went up. Comparing times of day, evening, late afternoon and early afternoon saw the most crime last week.

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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