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Denver County, Colorado Crime Statistics

This webpage contains crime data for Denver County, Colorado. You can look at the breakdown of crime by type, changes to crime rates over time, and see how Denver County compares to similar locations. If you are interested in seeing public records links for Denver County, Colorado, you can click the Public Records tab at the top.

Total Crime

Between 1999 and 2008 there were 303,095 total crimes reported in Denver County, Colorado (35,726 of them violent). Of the 30,310 crimes that transpire each year in Denver County, just about one half take place less than a mile from home. On average, someone is a victim of a crime in Denver County, Colorado every 17 minutes. This includes 538 murders, 2,981 rapes, and close to two hundred and four thousand thefts (including 62,715 automobile thefts).

Crime Trends

Throughout the last 10 years, crime data were available in Denver County, Colorado for all 10 years. Over that period of time, reported crime in Denver County has diminished by 19 per-cent. In the course of that same period, violent crime rose by 13 per-cent. Taken as a whole, the crime rates are a sign of a slow drop off in crime over the last 10 years in Denver County. If the current trend continues, predicted crime numbers could fall to thirty thousand for Denver County, Colorado in 2009.

Crime Trends in Denver County, Colorado (1999-2008)

Bear in mind that these graphs show reported crime data and large changes in crime rates can be the result of changes in reporting, not actual changes in crime rates.

Crime Comparisons

Crime rates per 1,000 population in counties like Denver County, Colorado (1999-2008)

Individuals are dissuaded against drawing conclusions from ranking data to determine 'how dangerous' a particular location is, as many factors, including episodic events, or discrepencies in crime reporting and methodology can skew rankings. Click on the individual figure bars to see crime data in these locations.

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Crime Data Information

Denver County, Colorado law enforcement agencies report their statistics to the FBI UCR program. The data reported for Denver County conform to the FBI data quality guidelines. For more information, and a description of the statistical methods and data algorithms used by RecordsPedia, please visit our methodology section.