Ten Kinds of Crimes That Have Gotten Worse in Denver -- and Ten That Have Gone Down

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The Denver Police Department has released crime statistics for 2014, and in comparison with the numbers from 2013, the news is mixed. Many of the most serious crimes have gone down, but plenty of others have increased in frequency -- sometimes by a little, sometimes by a lot. Continue to see our photo-illustrated breakdown of twenty offenses: ten that went up, followed by ten that went in the opposite (and better) direction. And to see all the data, click here.

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Drug/Narcotics Violations

Ten Kinds of Crimes That Have Gotten Worse in Denver -- and Ten That Have Gone Down
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2013: 2,349

Upcoming Events

2014: 2,574

Increase: 9.57 percent

Criminal Mischief/Damaged Property

2013: 5.767

2014: 5,791

Increase: .41 percent

Arson

Ten Kinds of Crimes That Have Gotten Worse in Denver -- and Ten That Have Gone Down
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2013: 103

2014: 139

Increase: 25.24 percent

Intimidation

2013: 923

2014: 1,019

Increase: 10.4 percent

Continue for more about crimes that have increased and decreased in Denver.   Simple Assault

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2013: 3,887

2014: 4,691

Increase: 20.68 percent

Criminal Trespassing

2013: 970

2014: 1,401

Increase: 44.43 percent

Family Offenses/Non-Violent

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2013: 382

2014: 475

Increase: 24.34 percent

Disorderly Conduct/Disturbing the Peace

2013: 1,019

2014: 1,474

Increase: 44.65 percent

Continue for more about crimes that have increased and decreased in Denver.   Liquor Law/Drunkenness

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2013: 129

2014: 189

Increase: 46.5 percent

Weapon Law Violations

2013: 484

2014: 668

Increase: 38.01 percent

Murder

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2013: 41

2014: 31

Decrease: 24.39 percent

Aggravated Assault

2013: 2,491

2014: 2,475

Decrease: .6 percent

Continue for more about crimes that have increased and decreased in Denver.   Forcible Sex Offenses

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2013: 790

2014: 779

Decrease: 1.39 percent

Kidnapping/Abducion

2013: 208

2014: 195

Decrease: 6.25 percent

Burglary

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2013: 5.094

2014: 4,594

Decrease: 9.8 percent

Prostitution

2013: 61

2014: 46

Decrease: 24.59 percent

Continue for more about crimes that have increased and decreased in Denver.   Harassment

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2013: 370

2014: 295

Decrease: 22.97 percent

Motor Vehicle Theft

2013: 3,507

2014: 3,446

Decrease: 1.73 percent

Robbery

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2013: 1,137

2014: 1,099

Decrease: 3.34 percent

Theft From Motor Vehicle

2013: 6,630

2014: 5,176

Decrease: 21.93 percent

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