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Denver crime fact sheet

The following data is from February and March 2013

Arson

Number of crimes committed: 12

Number of news stories reported: 0

 

Assault

Number of crimes committed: 77

Number of news stories reported: 6

Brief in Denver Post, Feb. 16 at 3500 St. Paul: Man attacked by man asking for cigarette

Story in Denver Post, Feb. 23 at 22nd and Arapahoe: Car chase ends in stabbing

Story in Denver Post, March 12 at E 44th and Dearborn: Shootings at people waiting for bus

Story in Denver Post, March 12 at E 55th Avenue and Anaheim Way: Juvenile shot

Story in Denver Post, March 13 at E 1400 Zenobia: Argument ends in shooting

Brief in Denver Post, Feb. 23 at 8000 E 12th: Man robbed at Craigslist meeting

 

Auto theft

Number of crimes committed: 261

Number of news stories reported: 0

 

Burglary

Number of crimes committed: 323

Number of news stories reported: 2

Brief in Denver Post, Feb. 20 at 2505 Federal: Tip jar stolen

Story in Denver Post, Feb. 27 at 9690 W 44th St: Gunsmoke gun shop burglarized overnight

 

Drugs

Number of crimes committed: 186

Number of news stories reported: 3

Brief in University of Denver Clarion, Feb. 15: MIP (3 instances reported together)

 

Larceny

Number of crimes committed: 448

Number of news stories reported: 3

Brief in University of Denver Clarion, Feb. 16: Stolen Laundry

Brief in Denver Post, Feb. 9 at 900 W Alameda: Man dines and dashes from Denny’s

Brief in Denver Post, Feb. 16 at 3000 First Avenue: Man steals $465 belt

 

Minor assault

Number of crimes committed: 84

Number of news stories reported: 0

 

Miscellaneous

Number of crimes committed: 164

Number of news stories reported: 6

Story in Denver Post, Feb. 16 at 1700 Verbana: Man shoots dog (2 stories written)

Brief in Denver Post, Feb. 3 at 6000 W Alameda: Woman caught with brass knuckles

Story in Denver Post, Feb. 19 at 1490 S Bahama: Bombs found at man’s home (6 stories written)

Story in Denver Post, Feb. 27 at East Colfax and Elizabeth:Hit and run on East High School student (2 stories written)

Story in Denver Post, March 3 at W Mississippi and S Federal: Hit and run (2 stories written)

Story in Denver Post, March 11 at E 6th and Yosemite: Hit and run, part of string of other crimes (2 stories written)

Story in Denver Post, March 22 at E 11th Ave and Yosemite: Two kids killed in hit and run near 7-11 (3 stories written)

 

Murder

Number of crimes committed: 3

Number of news stories reported: 3

Story in Denver Post, Feb. 18 at 1100 Santa Fe: Deadly attacking (3 stories written)

Story in Denver Post, March 3 at W 52nd and Pecos: Woman shot

Story in Denver Post, March 8 near Cherry Creek Bridge: Homeless man killed (3 stories written)

 

Public Disorder

Number of crimes committed: 428

Number of news stories reported: 12

Brief in University of Denver Clarion, Feb. 15 at 1870 S High: Student reported pounded on glass

Brief in University of Denver Clarion, Feb. 12, 15, and 17: Vandalism (3 instances reported altogether)

Brief in University of Denver Clarion, Feb. 12 at 2055 East Evans: Students interferring with a campus event

Story in Denver Post, Feb. 21 at 1196 Grant Street: Man shoots out his window, has standoff with police (2 stories written)

Story in Denver Post, Feb. 20 in Sloan Lake Neighborhood: Man spotted several times wearing thong

Story in Denver Post, March 8 at W 5th and Bryant: Man barricades himself inside home

Brief in Denver Post, Feb. 15 8 at 3600 Pontiac: Woman sets boyfriend’s clothes on fire

Story in Denver Post, March 17 at 1815 Federal: Shots fired at Mecca Tavern

Story in Denver Post, March 17 at 4834 Oakland: Brawl at Montbello Recreation Center involving 50 people

Story in Denver Post, March 25 at East Belleview Avenue and I-225: Man chased by police interrupts RTD light rail service

Story in Denver Post, March 25 in the 900 block of Wolff Street: Police shoot teenager who has a knife (2 stories written)

 

Robbery

Number of crimes committed: 77

Number of news stories reported: 3

Story in Denver Post, Feb. 18 at 412 Federal: Man robs Conoco

Brief in Denver Post, Feb. 7 at 2300 Federal: Woman fends off carjacker by screaming

Brief in Denver Post, Feb. 25 at 7150 Leetsdale: Cell phone robbery

Brief in Denver Post, March 13 at Quebec Street and East Smith Road: Robbery with a box cutter

 

Sexual Assault

Number of crimes committed: 45

Number of news stories reported: 1

Story in Denver Post, March 10 at 13th and Emerson: Man sexual assaulted

 

White Collar

Number of crimes committed: 45

Number of news stories reported: 1

Brief in University of Denver Clarion Feb. 11 at 1870 S High: Wallet found with fake I.D.