Denver Crime Rises in 7 of 9 Categories, Homicide Up 72.4 Percent
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The stats available at this writing cover January-November 2015 — figures we've compared to the same period the previous year. And the numbers are up in seven of nine categories, including all four offenses listed under violent crime and three of five designated as property crimes.
Most alarming of all is the startling increase in homicides over the span of a year — from 29 during the first eleven months of 2014 to 50 from January until November of 2015. That's an increase of 72.4 percent.
We've got the complete breakdown below, with violent crimes on the first page and property crimes (burglary, larceny, theft from motor vehicles, auto theft and arson) on the second page. The numbers conclude with the combined total, which (no surprise) has also increased.
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Percentage of overall crime: 0.1 percent
Percentage of overall crime: 0.2 percent
Percentage: 72.4 percent
Percentage of overall crime: 1.8 percent
Percentage of overall crime: 1.9 percent
Percentage: 16.8 percent
Percentage of overall crime: 4.1 percent
Percentage of overall crime: 4.3 percent
Percentage: 12.7 percent
Percentage of overall crime: 9.0 percent
Percentage of overall crime: 9.5 percent
Percentage: 13.6 percent
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