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Denver crime going down: Which offenses are dropping most?

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By Hoodline - Published on July 19, 2019.

The number of crime incidents in Denver saw an overall decrease for the week of July 11 to July 17, for the third week in a row, according to CrimeoMeter, which collects data from police agencies and validated sources. Incidents fell to 1,644 in the latest seven-day period of available police reports, down from 1,742 the week before.

The offenses that decreased the most were auto theft and auto burglary. Auto theft fell to 96 incidents, from 123 the week before. Auto burglary went from 152 to 132. Reports of auto burglary have continued to fall for the last four weeks.

There was also a notable percentage decrease in alcohol-related offenses, from 36 incidents per week to 20, and in fraud or financial crimes, from 30 to 16 incidents.

There were 117 reported assault incidents. That represents a decrease from 134 incidents the previous week. There were also 76 incidents of burglary, down from 79 the week before.

Among the few types of offenses that saw an uptick, reports of weapons offenses went from 39 to 43. Incidents of theft rose from 215 to 218.

There were 630 reports of miscellaneous crimes, an increase of 20 from the previous week. The 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, 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.

Capitol Hill saw the largest decline. Crime reports in the Montbello also fell for a third week.

Regarding when crime most often occurs, Friday, Tuesday and Thursday saw the most crime incidents. The largest decrease from the previous week occurred on Wednesday, Monday and Sunday, while incidents on Friday, Tuesday and Thursday went up. Comparing times of day, early afternoon, evening 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.

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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