Denver, CO Criminal and Public Records

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Crime in Denver and Colorado

In general, there has been an overall decline in crime across the United States. However, nationwide trends are not necessarily indicative of local criminal patterns. Instead, one needs to examine local crime statistics.

In 2015, Denver experienced 4599 reported violent crimes. Of those violent crimes, the most reported crime was agg. assault with 2,768 reported followed by robbery and rape. Statewide, there were 321.0 violent crimes per 100,000 people.

In addition to violent crimes, there were also property crimes. Of those property crimes, the most reported crime was larceny, followed by burglary and vehicle thefts. Note that in Colorado, the most common property crime was larceny with 14,962 reported.

Remember that in addition to these major offenses, usually charged as felonies, the city experienced a number of lesser crimes. You can peruse our statistics to find out general criminal information about Denver:


Denver Crime Rankings:

Statewide (2015)

  • Population: 1st
  • Violent Crimes: 1st (8th per 100k)
  • Murder: 1st (8th per 100k)
  • Rape: 1st (26th per 100k)
  • Agg. Assault: 1st (10th per 100k)
  • Robbery: 1st (6th per 100k)
  • Property Crimes: 1st (30th per 100k)
  • Burglary: 1st (17th per 100k)
  • Larceny: 1st (45th per 100k)
  • Vehicle Thefts: 1st (10th per 100k)
  • Arson: 2nd (36th per 100k)

Nationwide (2015)

  • Population: 22nd
  • Violent Crimes: 29th (760th per 100k)
  • Murder: 34th (339th per 100k)
  • Rape: 13th (637th per 100k)
  • Agg. Assault: 28th (1,022nd per 100k)
  • Robbery: 34th (483rd per 100k)
  • Property Crimes: 33rd (1,640th per 100k)
  • Burglary: 31st (1,491st per 100k)
  • Larceny: 29th (2,255th per 100k)
  • Vehicle Thefts: 19th (198th per 100k)
  • Arson: 35th (670th per 100k)

In Denver County (2015)

  • Population: 1st
  • Violent Crimes: 1st (1st per 100k)
  • Murder: 1st (1st per 100k)
  • Rape: 1st (1st per 100k)
  • Agg. Assault: 1st (1st per 100k)
  • Robbery: 1st (1st per 100k)
  • Property Crimes: 1st (1st per 100k)
  • Burglary: 1st (1st per 100k)
  • Larceny: 1st (1st per 100k)
  • Vehicle Thefts: 1st (1st per 100k)
  • Arson: 1st (1st per 100k)

General Data

  • Population: 682,545
  • Households: 275,795
  • Median Income: $53,637.00
  • Land Area: 153.334 miles2
  • Water Area: 1.632 miles2
  • Time Zone: MDT

Denver, CO Crime Rate Information

Crime Category 2014 2015
Murder 31 53
Rape 448 548
Agg. Assault 2413 2768
Robbery 1091 1230
Burglary 4555 4762
Vehicle Thefts 3434 4365
Arson 138 112

Violent Crimes in Denver, CO in 2015

Crime Reported Numbers
Murder 53
Rape 548
Aggravated Assault 2768
Robbery 1230

Property Crimes in Denver, CO in 2015

Crime Reported Numbers
Burglary 4762
Larceny 14962
Motor Vehicle Theft 4365
Arson 112

Arson in Denver, CO

Year Arson
2006 198
2007 178
2008 147
2009 136
2010 128
2011 95
2012 97
2013 96
2014 138
2015 112

Violent Crimes in Denver, CO

Year Violent Crimes
2006 4325
2007 3552
2008 3361
2009 3493
2010 3291
2011 3708
2012 3871
2013 4087
2014 3983
2015 4599

Colorado Criminal Statistics:


You can also look at statewide statistics for State:
Crime Category 2014 2015
Violent Crimes 16554 17515
Murder 151 176
Rape 5160 5634
Agg. Assault 10325 10759
Robbery 3039 3323
Property Crimes 135510 144136
Burglary 23472 23454
Larceny 99464 104682
Vehicle Thefts 12574 16000
Arson 0 0

Arson in the state of Colorado

Year Arson
2006 0
2007 0
2008 0
2009 0
2010 0
2011 0
2012 0
2013 0
2014 0
2015 0

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