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Denver crime going down: Which offenses are leading the trend?

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By Hoodline - Published on September 13, 2019.

The number of crime incidents in Denver saw an overall decrease last week, after a previous rise, according to data from CrimeoMeter, which collects reports from police agencies and validated sources. Incidents fell to 1,695 for the week of Sept. 2, down from 1,824 the week before.

Theft led the decrease in crime incidents. Theft fell to 194 incidents last week, from 236 the week before. 

There was also a sizable percentage decrease in rape or sexual assault, from 12 incidents per week to three.

There were two reported homicide incidents last week. That represents a steady state from the previous week. There were also 88 incidents of burglary, down from 93 the week before.

Among the few types of offenses that saw an uptick last week, incidents of vandalism rose from 107 to 134, and weapons offenses went up from 35 to 45.

There were 1,242 reports of miscellaneous other crimes, a decrease of 38 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.

Barnum experienced the largest drop in crime. Crime reports in Barnum also fell, after increasing the week before, and incidents in the Montbello are down considerably as well.

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