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Denver Neighborhoods With the Most Violent Crimes Now

Denver Neighborhoods With the Most Violent Crimes Now
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The Fourth of July weekend was uncommonly violent, with the Denver Police Department responding to five shootings over a four-hour span on Independence Day. Now the Mile High City is on pace to rack up more homicides in 2021 than during the especially bloody twelve months of 2020, which saw the highest annual number of killings in the city in more than three decades.

Where in Denver are violent crimes most common right now? To find out, we accessed data from the department's online Crime Map — our source for "Denver Neighborhoods With the Most Violent Crimes Now." In that April post, we shared information about violent crimes — defined by the DPD as murder, robbery and aggravated assault — for all 78 Denver neighborhoods from January 1 through April 19, 2021, a span of just over three and a half months.

This update looks at the same statistics for Denver neighborhoods from January 1 through July 4, and violent crime has more than doubled in some neighborhoods. Berkeley went from three violent crimes to eight, Cory-Merrill from one to five, University Park from one to seven, City Park from three to seven, Sloan Lake from five to thirteen, and Hampden South from seven to twenty.

The totals are considerably higher, and more disturbing, in the trio of Denver neighborhoods with the highest crime density — the number of violent crimes per square mile. Offenses in all three were over twice as high in the period ending July 4 than they had been on April 19: Civic Center went from 25 to 53, Union Station from 39 to 85, and the Central Business District from 48 to 101.

Still, violent crimes in Denver aren't isolated incidents. Every neighborhood in the city has experienced at least one such incident in 2021; the total in Five Points alone was 144 through July 4.

Here are the stats for every official Denver neighborhood, ranked from lowest to highest current crime density, complete with comparisons of violent crimes through April 19 and then through July 4.

1. DIA (unchanged)
Offense Count January 1-April 19, 2021: 18
Crime Density January 1-April 19, 2021: 0.42 per square mile
Offense Count January 1-July 4, 2021: 33
Crime Density January 1-July 4, 2021: 0.78 per square mile

2. Marston (unchanged)
Offense Count January 1-April 19, 2021: 2
Crime Density January 1-April 19, 2021: 0.63 per square mile
Offense Count January 1-July 4, 2021: 4
Crime Density January 1-July 4, 2021: 1.26 per square mile

3. Washington Park (unchanged)
Offense Count January 1-April 19, 2021: 1
Crime Density January 1-April 19, 2021: 0.66 per square mile
Offense Count January 1-July 4, 2021: 2
Crime Density January 1-July 4, 2021: 1.32 per square mile

4. Country Club (previously number 7)
Offense Count January 1-April 19, 2021: 1
Crime Density January 1-April 19, 2021: 1.54 per square mile
Offense Count January 1-July 4, 2021: 1
Crime Density January 1-July 4, 2021: 1.54 per square mile

5. Wellshire (previously tied for number 10)
Offense Count January 1-April 19, 2021: 2
Crime Density January 1-April 19, 2021: 2.15 per square mile
Offense Count January 1-July 4, 2021: 2
Crime Density January 1-July 4, 2021: 2.15 per square mile

6. Hilltop (previously number 5)
Offense Count January 1-April 19, 2021: 2
Crime Density January 1-April 19, 2021: 1.16 per square mile
Offense Count January 1-July 4, 2021: 4
Crime Density January 1-July 4, 2021: 2.32 per square mile

7. Belcaro (previously number 8)
Offense Count January 1-April 19, 2021: 2
Crime Density January 1-April 19, 2021: 1.72 per square mile
Offense Count January 1-July 4, 2021: 4
Crime Density January 1-July 4, 2021: 3.43 per square mile

8. Platt Park (previously number 18)
Offense Count January 1-April 19, 2021: 3
Crime Density January 1-April 19, 2021: 3.67 per square mile
Offense Count January 1-July 4, 2021: 3
Crime Density January 1-July 4, 2021: 3.67 per square mile

9. Bear Valley (previously number 13)
Offense Count January 1-April 19, 2021: 4
Crime Density January 1-April 19, 2021: 2.96 per square mile
Offense Count January 1-July 4, 2021: 6
Crime Density January 1-July 4, 2021: 4.44 per square mile

10. Berkeley (previously number 9)
Offense Count January 1-April 19, 2021: 3
Crime Density January 1-April 19, 2021: 2.00 per square mile
Offense Count January 1-July 4, 2021: 8
Crime Density January 1-July 4, 2021: 5.34 per square mile

11. Fort Logan (previously number 24)
Offense Count January 1-April 19, 2021: 12
Crime Density January 1-April 19, 2021: 4.53 per square mile
Offense Count January 1-July 4, 2021: 15
Crime Density January 1-July 4, 2021: 5.66 per square mile

12. Washington Park West (previously number 15)
Offense Count January 1-April 19, 2021: 3
Crime Density January 1-April 19, 2021: 3.44 per square mile
Offense Count January 1-July 4, 2021: 5
Crime Density January 1-July 4, 2021: 5.73 per square mile

13. Cory-Merrill (previously number 6)
Offense Count January 1-April 19, 2021: 1
Crime Density January 1-April 19, 2021: 1.19 per square mile
Offense Count January 1-July 4, 2021: 5
Crime Density January 1-July 4, 2021: 5.96 per square mile

14. University Park (previously number 4)
Offense Count January 1-April 19, 2021: 1
Crime Density January 1-April 19, 2021: 0.86 per square mile
Offense Count January 1-July 4, 2021: 7
Crime Density January 1-July 4, 2021: 6.02 per square mile

15. West Highland (previously number 23)
Offense Count January 1-April 19, 2021: 5
Crime Density January 1-April 19, 2021: 4.45 per square mile
Offense Count January 1-July 4, 2021: 7
Crime Density January 1-July 4, 2021: 6.23 per square mile

16. University (previously number 14)
Offense Count January 1-April 19, 2021: 4
Crime Density January 1-April 19, 2021: 3.21 per square mile
Offense Count January 1-July 4, 2021: 8
Crime Density January 1-July 4, 2021: 6.42 per square mile

17. Lowry Field (previously number 22)
Offense Count January 1-April 19, 2021: 11
Crime Density January 1-April 19, 2021: 4.26 per square mile
Offense Count January 1-July 4, 2021: 17
Crime Density January 1-July 4, 2021: 6.59 per square mile

18. Hampden South (previously number 12)
Offense Count January 1-April 19, 2021: 7
Crime Density January 1-April 19, 2021: 2.40 per square mile
Offense Count January 1-July 4, 2021: 20
Crime Density January 1-July 4, 2021: 6.87 per square mile

19. Virginia Village (previously number 30)
Offense Count January 1-April 19, 2021: 11
Crime Density January 1-April 19, 2021: 5.66 per square mile
Offense Count January 1-July 4, 2021: 14
Crime Density January 1-July 4, 2021: 7.21 per square mile

20. Central Park (formerly Stapleton, previously number 19)
Offense Count January 1-April 19, 2021: 34
Crime Density January 1-April 19, 2021: 3.78 per square mile
Offense Count January 1-July 4, 2021: 67
Crime Density January 1-July 4, 2021: 7.46 per square mile

21. North Park Hill (previously number 31)
Offense Count January 1-April 19, 2021: 9
Crime Density January 1-April 19, 2021: 6.02 per square mile
Offense Count January 1-July 4, 2021: 13
Crime Density January 1-July 4, 2021: 8.70 per square mile

22. Regis (previously number 26)
Offense Count January 1-April 19, 2021: 5
Crime Density January 1-April 19, 2021: 4.91 per square mile
Offense Count January 1-July 4, 2021: 9
Crime Density January 1-July 4, 2021: 8.83 per square mile

23. University Hills (previously number 33)
Offense Count January 1-April 19, 2021: 9
Crime Density January 1-April 19, 2021: 6.20 per square mile
Offense Count January 1-July 4, 2021: 13
Crime Density January 1-July 4, 2021: 8.96 per square mile

24. City Park (previously number 21)
Offense Count January 1-April 19, 2021: 3
Crime Density January 1-April 19, 2021: 3.91 per square mile
Offense Count January 1-July 4, 2021: 7
Crime Density January 1-July 4, 2021: 9.12 per square mile

25. Sloan Lake (previously number 17)
Offense Count January 1-April 19, 2021: 5
Crime Density January 1-April 19, 2021: 3.57 per square mile
Offense Count January 1-July 4, 2021: 13
Crime Density January 1-July 4, 2021: 9.29 per square mile

26. Northeast Park Hill (previously number 25)
Offense Count January 1-April 19, 2021: 16
Crime Density January 1-April 19, 2021: 4.80 per square mile
Offense Count January 1-July 4, 2021: 32
Crime Density January 1-July 4, 2021: 9.61 per square mile

27. Southmoor Park (previously tied for number 10)
Offense Count January 1-April 19, 2021: 2
Crime Density January 1-April 19, 2021: 2.15 per square mile
Offense Count January 1-July 4, 2021: 9
Crime Density January 1-July 4, 2021: 9.67 per square mile

28. Gateway/Green Valley Ranch (previously number 27)
Offense Count January 1-April 19, 2021: 37
Crime Density January 1-April 19, 2021: 5.02 per square mile
Offense Count January 1-July 4, 2021: 75
Crime Density January 1-July 4, 2021: 10.19 per square mile

29. Indian Creek (previously number 42)
Offense Count January 1-April 19, 2021: 4
Crime Density January 1-April 19, 2021: 8.21 per square mile
Offense Count January 1-July 4, 2021:5
Crime Density January 1-July 4, 2021: 10.27 per square mile

30. Rosedale (previously number 16)
Offense Count January 1-April 19, 2021: 2
Crime Density January 1-April 19, 2021: 3.55 per square mile
Offense Count January 1-July 4, 2021: 6
Crime Density January 1-July 4, 2021: 10.64 per square mile

31. South Park Hill (previously number 29)
Offense Count January 1-April 19, 2021: 8
Crime Density January 1-April 19, 2021: 5.37 per square mile
Offense Count January 1-July 4, 2021: 16
Crime Density January 1-July 4, 2021: 10.73 per square mile

32. Overland (previously tied for number 36)
Offense Count January 1-April 19, 2021: 8
Crime Density January 1-April 19, 2021: 7.12 per square mile
Offense Count January 1-July 4, 2021: 13
Crime Density January 1-July 4, 2021: 11.58 per square mile

33. Harvey Park (previously tied for number 36)
Offense Count January 1-April 19, 2021: 12
Crime Density January 1-April 19, 2021: 7.12 per square mile
Offense Count January 1-July 4, 2021: 23
Crime Density January 1-July 4, 2021: 13.64 per square mile

34. Highland (previously number 32)
Offense Count January 1-April 19, 2021: 7
Crime Density January 1-April 19, 2021: 6.07 per square mile
Offense Count January 1-July 4, 2021: 16
Crime Density January 1-July 4, 2021: 13.88 per square mile

35. Skyland (previously number 28)
Offense Count January 1-April 19, 2021: 4
Crime Density January 1-April 19, 2021: 5.24 per square mile
Offense Count January 1-July 4, 2021: 11
Crime Density January 1-July 4, 2021: 14.42 per square mile

36. Montclair (previously number 34)
Offense Count January 1-April 19, 2021: 7
Crime Density January 1-April 19, 2021: 6.92 per square mile
Offense Count January 1-July 4, 2021: 15
Crime Density January 1-July 4, 2021: 14.82 per square mile

37. Congress Park (previously number 20)
Offense Count January 1-April 19, 2021: 4
Crime Density January 1-April 19, 2021: 3.89 per square mile
Offense Count January 1-July 4, 2021: 16
Crime Density January 1-July 4, 2021: 15.55 per square mile

38. Sunnyside (previously number 39)
Offense Count January 1-April 19, 2021: 11
Crime Density January 1-April 19, 2021: 7.72 per square mile
Offense Count January 1-July 4, 2021: 23
Crime Density January 1-July 4, 2021: 16.15 per square mile

39. Cherry Creek (previously number 43)
Offense Count January 1-April 19, 2021: 7
Crime Density January 1-April 19, 2021: 8.36 per square mile
Offense Count January 1-July 4, 2021: 14
Crime Density January 1-July 4, 2021: 16.73 per square mile

40. Windsor (previously number 38)
Offense Count January 1-April 19, 2021: 13
Crime Density January 1-April 19, 2021: 7.60 per square mile
Offense Count January 1-July 4, 2021: 29
Crime Density January 1-July 4, 2021: 16.96 per square mile

41. Auraria (previously number 40)
Offense Count January 1-April 19, 2021: 5
Crime Density January 1-April 19, 2021: 7.75 per square mile
Offense Count January 1-July 4, 2021: 11
Crime Density January 1-July 4, 2021: 17.05 per square mile

42. Sun Valley (previously number 41)
Offense Count January 1-April 19, 2021: 5
Crime Density January 1-April 19, 2021: 7.79 per square mile
Offense Count January 1-July 4, 2021: 11
Crime Density January 1-July 4, 2021: 17.13 per square mile

43. Washington Virginia Vale (previously number 47)
Offense Count January 1-April 19, 2021: 18
Crime Density January 1-April 19, 2021: 9.84 per square mile
Offense Count January 1-July 4, 2021: 32
Crime Density January 1-July 4, 2021: 17.50 per square mile

44. Elyria-Swansea (unchanged)
Offense Count January 1-April 19, 2021: 22
Crime Density January 1-April 19, 2021: 8.48 per square mile
Offense Count January 1-July 4, 2021: 46
Crime Density January 1-July 4, 2021: 17.73 per square mile

45. Athmar Park (previously number 50)
Offense Count January 1-April 19, 2021: 16
Crime Density January 1-April 19, 2021: 10.35 per square mile
Offense Count January 1-July 4, 2021: 28
Crime Density January 1-July 4, 2021: 18.11 per square mile

46. Hale (previously number 60)
Offense Count January 1-April 19, 2021: 14
Crime Density January 1-April 19, 2021: 14.39 per square mile
Offense Count January 1-July 4, 2021: 18
Crime Density January 1-July 4, 2021:18.50 per square mile

47. Mar Lee (previously number 56)
Offense Count January 1-April 19, 2021: 20
Crime Density January 1-April 19, 2021: 13.27 per square mile
Offense Count January 1-July 4, 2021: 29
Crime Density January 1-July 4, 2021: 19.24 per square mile

48. Globeville (previously number 46)
Offense Count January 1-April 19, 2021: 20
Crime Density January 1-April 19, 2021: 9.71 per square mile
Offense Count January 1-July 4, 2021: 40
Crime Density January 1-July 4, 2021: 19.42 per square mile

49. Harvey Park South (unchanged)
Offense Count January 1-April 19, 2021: 14
Crime Density January 1-April 19, 2021: 10.24 per square mile
Offense Count January 1-July 4, 2021: 27
Crime Density January 1-July 4, 2021: 19.75 per square mile

50. Speer (previously number 35)
Offense Count January 1-April 19, 2021: 6
Crime Density January 1-April 19, 2021: 7.03 per square mile
Offense Count January 1-July 4, 2021: 17
Crime Density January 1-July 4, 2021: 19.91 per square mile

51. Chaffee Park (previously number 58)
Offense Count January 1-April 19, 2021: 11
Crime Density January 1-April 19, 2021: 14.01 per square mile
Offense Count January 1-July 4, 2021: 16
Crime Density January 1-July 4, 2021: 20.38 per square mile

52. Valverde (previously number 45)
Offense Count January 1-April 19, 2021: 9
Crime Density January 1-April 19, 2021: 9.38 per square mile
Offense Count January 1-July 4, 2021: 20
Crime Density January 1-July 4, 2021: 20.83 per square mile

53. Hampden (unchanged)
Offense Count January 1-April 19, 2021: 35
Crime Density January 1-April 19, 2021: 12.39 per square mile
Offense Count January 1-July 4, 2021: 63
Crime Density January 1-July 4, 2021: 22.30 per square mile

54. Jefferson Park (previously number 48)
Offense Count January 1-April 19, 2021: 5
Crime Density January 1-April 19, 2021: 10.16 per square mile
Offense Count January 1-July 4, 2021: 11
Crime Density January 1-July 4, 2021: 22.36 per square mile

55. Montbello (previously number 57)
Offense Count January 1-April 19, 2021: 68
Crime Density January 1-April 19, 2021: 13.43 per square mile
Offense Count January 1-July 4, 2021: 117
Crime Density January 1-July 4, 2021: 23.11 per square mile

56. College View-South Platte (previously number 55)
Offense Count January 1-April 19, 2021: 19
Crime Density January 1-April 19, 2021: 13.02 per square mile
Offense Count January 1-July 4, 2021: 34
Crime Density January 1-July 4, 2021: 23.30 per square mile

57. Clayton (previously number 59)
Offense Count January 1-April 19, 2021: 11
Crime Density January 1-April 19, 2021: 14.27 per square mile
Offense Count January 1-July 4, 2021: 18
Crime Density January 1-July 4, 2021: 23.35 per square mile

58. Barnum West (previously number 54)
Offense Count January 1-April 19, 2021: 9
Crime Density January 1-April 19, 2021: 12.43 per square mile
Offense Count January 1-July 4, 2021: 18
Crime Density January 1-July 4, 2021: 24.86 per square mile

59. Baker (previously number 52)
Offense Count January 1-April 19, 2021: 17
Crime Density January 1-April 19, 2021: 11.39 per square mile
Offense Count January 1-July 4, 2021: 40
Crime Density January 1-July 4, 2021: 26.81 per square mile

60. Ruby Hill (previously number 61)
Offense Count January 1-April 19, 2021: 22
Crime Density January 1-April 19, 2021: 15.15 per square mile
Offense Count January 1-July 4, 2021: 39
Crime Density January 1-July 4, 2021: 26.86 per square mile

61. Barnum (previously number 68)
Offense Count January 1-April 19, 2021: 17
Crime Density January 1-April 19, 2021: 22.05 per square mile
Offense Count January 1-July 4, 2021: 23
Crime Density January 1-July 4, 2021: 29.83 per square mile

62. Whittier (previously number 51)
Offense Count January 1-April 19, 2021: 6
Crime Density January 1-April 19, 2021: 10.66 per square mile
Offense Count January 1-July 4, 2021: 17
Crime Density January 1-July 4, 2021: 30.20 per square mile

63. Kennedy (previously number 62)
Offense Count January 1-April 19, 2021: 11
Crime Density January 1-April 19, 2021: 15.67 per square mile
Offense Count January 1-July 4, 2021: 22
Crime Density January 1-July 4, 2021: 31.34 per square mile

64. Lincoln Park (previously number 63)
Offense Count January 1-April 19, 2021: 23
Crime Density January 1-April 19, 2021: 18.02 per square mile
Offense Count January 1-July 4, 2021: 49
Crime Density January 1-July 4, 2021: 38.40 per square mile

65. Villa Park (previously number 64)
Offense Count January 1-April 19, 2021: 18
Crime Density January 1-April 19, 2021: 18.26 per square mile
Offense Count January 1-July 4, 2021: 40
Crime Density January 1-July 4, 2021: 40.57 per square mile

66. Goldsmith (unchanged)
Offense Count January 1-April 19, 2021: 17
Crime Density January 1-April 19, 2021: 21.99 per square mile
Offense Count January 1-July 4, 2021: 33
Crime Density January 1-July 4, 2021: 42.69 per square mile

67. Cole (previously number 65)
Offense Count January 1-April 19, 2021: 10
Crime Density January 1-April 19, 2021: 19.53 per square mile
Offense Count January 1-July 4, 2021: 22
Crime Density January 1-July 4, 2021: 42.97 per square mile

68. Cheesman Park (previously number 66)
Offense Count January 1-April 19, 2021: 11
Crime Density January 1-April 19, 2021: 20.87 per square mile
Offense Count January 1-July 4, 2021: 23
Crime Density January 1-July 4, 2021: 43.64 per square mile

69. Westwood (unchanged)
Offense Count January 1-April 19, 2021: 44
Crime Density January 1-April 19, 2021: 29.39 per square mile
Offense Count January 1-July 4, 2021: 67
Crime Density January 1-July 4, 2021: 44.76 per square mile

70. West Colfax (previously number 69)
Offense Count January 1-April 19, 2021: 25
Crime Density January 1-April 19, 2021: 24.85 per square mile
Offense Count January 1-July 4, 2021: 46
Crime Density January 1-July 4, 2021: 45.73 per square mile

71. City Park West (previously number 71)
Offense Count January 1-April 19, 2021: 16
Crime Density January 1-April 19, 2021: 29.91 per square mile
Offense Count January 1-July 4, 2021: 28
Crime Density January 1-July 4, 2021: 52.34 per square mile

72. East Colfax (previously number 72)
Offense Count January 1-April 19, 2021: 33
Crime Density January 1-April 19, 2021: 30.87 per square mile
Offense Count January 1-July 4, 2021: 79
Crime Density January 1-July 4, 2021: 73.90 per square mile

73. Five Points (previously number 73)
Offense Count January 1-April 19, 2021: 70
Crime Density January 1-April 19, 2021: 39.82 per square mile
Offense Count January 1-July 4, 2021: 144
Crime Density January 1-July 4, 2021: 81.91 per square mile

74. Capitol Hill (previously number 74)
Offense Count January 1-April 19, 2021: 49
Crime Density January 1-April 19, 2021: 72.48 per square mile
Offense Count January 1-July 4, 2021: 89
Crime Density January 1-July 4, 2021: 131.66 per square mile

75. North Capitol Hill (previously number 77)
Offense Count January 1-April 19, 2021: 33
Crime Density January 1-April 19, 2021: 93.48 per square mile
Offense Count January 1-July 4, 2021: 58
Crime Density January 1-July 4, 2021: 164.31 per square mile

76. Civic Center (previously number 75)
Offense Count January 1-April 19, 2021: 25
Crime Density January 1-April 19, 2021: 82.24 per square mile
Offense Count January 1-July 4, 2021: 53
Crime Density January 1-July 4, 2021: 174.34 per square mile

77. Union Station (previously number 76)
Offense Count January 1-April 19, 2021: 39
Crime Density January 1-April 19, 2021: 88.84 per square mile
Offense Count January 1-July 4, 2021: 85
Crime Density January 1-July 4, 2021: 193.62 per square mile

78. CBD (Central Business District, unchanged)
Offense Count January 1-April 19, 2021: 48
Crime Density January 1-April 19, 2021: 111.37 per square mile
Offense Count January 1-July 4, 2021: 101
Crime Density January 1-July 4, 2021: 234.34 per square mile

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