Denver crime dropping: Which offenses are dropping most?

Denver crime dropping: Which offenses are dropping most?Photo: iStock
Published on August 08, 2019

The number of crime incidents in Denver decreased slightly last week, after a previous rise, according to data from CrimeoMeter, which collects data from police agencies and validated sources. Incidents fell to 1,811 for the week of July 29, down from 1,831 the week before.

The offenses that decreased the most were theft and assault. Theft fell to 179 incidents last week, down from 237 the previous week. Assault went down from 141 to 129. Reports of theft have continued to fall for the last two weeks.

While somewhat smaller categories, there was also a sizable percentage decrease in rape or sexual assault, from eight incidents per week to one, and in robbery, from 31 to 24 incidents.

There were three reported arson incidents last week. That represents a decrease from four incidents the previous week. There were also 189 incidents of auto burglary.

Among the few types of offenses that saw an uptick last week, reports of vandalism increased from 117 to 128. Fraud or financial crimes rose from 19 to 26, and weapons offenses went up from 32 to 39.

There were 692 reports of miscellaneous other crimes, an increase of 46 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 Capitol Hill continued to have the most reported incidents last week.

Crime in Speer decreased the most. Crime reports in Villa Park also fell, after increasing the week before, and incidents in the Montbello are down considerably as well.

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