“Through the first three quarters of 2017, violent crime as a whole in Denver was up, with the most worrisome leap coming in the homicide category. And while a significant number of neighborhoods in the city have registered few violent offenses, five sport totals in excess of 100 combined episodes of homicide, robbery and aggravated assault.
Those are the main takeaways from statistics collected by the Denver Police Department.
Earlier this year, in a post headlined “Denver Neighborhoods With the Most Violent Crimes So Far in 2017,” we looked at numbers from the DPD for the first five months of 2017 and also shared info from the Denver Crime Map during the period between January 1 and July 1.
At that time, the homicide totals for January through May were the same or higher than the corresponding month in 2016, and for the most part, this trend has continued. So far, September is the only month of 2017 in which the homicide sum is lower than it was in the same month in 2016 — two this year versus three last year. Overall, however, the gap has widened considerably. There were 48 homicides in Denver through September 2017, fourteen more than during the same period the previous year.
Offense Count: 235
Crime Density: 133.68 per square mile”
Roberts, Michael. Westword 20 October 2017.