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Safety in Denver: Assault Totals for All 78 Mile High City Neighborhoods
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Safety in Denver: Assault Totals for All 78 Mile High City Neighborhoods

According to Denver Police Department data, the number of assaults in the Mile High City as a whole is up 9.5 percent during the first part of 2018 compared to the same period last year. But the scope of the problem varies widely from place to place, as seen in our analysis of assault statistics for all 78 official Denver neighborhoods.

Our source is the DPD's invaluable online crime map, which allows users to search for specific offenses on a neighborhood-by-neighborhood basis. The stats we accessed cover the period between January 1 and June 17 of 2018.

The news isn't all bad. One Denver neighborhood didn't experience a single assault through June 17, while six others reported just one during those months, and another six only suffered two.

On the other end of the scale, at least twenty assaults took place in sixteen Denver neighborhoods over this span. The largest sum was 61 assaults in a neighborhood that has been going through rapid, gentrification-related changes during our ongoing economic boom.

How did your section of Denver fare? Continue to see assault totals for every Denver neighborhood, ranked from the least to the most. We used crime density — the number of offenses per square mile — as a tie-breaker. But there was still a tie toward the lower end of the top ten.



The Country Club neighborhood.
The Country Club neighborhood.
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Number 1: Country Club

Number of aggravated assaults from January 1-June 17: 0
Crime density: 0.00 per square mile

Number 2: Lowry Field

Number of aggravated assaults from January 1-June 17: 1
Crime density: 0.39 per square mile

Number 3: Washington Park

Number of aggravated assaults from January 1-June 17: 1
Crime density: 0.66 per square mile

Number 4: Southmoor Park

Number of aggravated assaults from January 1-June 17: 1
Crime density: 1.07 per square mile

Number 5: Wellshire

Number of aggravated assaults from January 1-June 17: 1
Crime density: 1.08 per square mile

Number 6: Rosedale

Number of aggravated assaults from January 1-June 17: 1
Crime density: 1.77 per square mile

Number 7: Indian Creek

Number of aggravated assaults from January 1-June 17: 1
Crime density: 2.05 per square mile

Number 8 (tie): Belcaro

Number of aggravated assaults from January 1-June 17: 2
Crime density: 1.72 per square mile

Number 8 (tie): University Park

Number of aggravated assaults from January 1-June 17: 2
Crime density: 1.72 per square mile

Number 10: Washington Park West

Number of aggravated assaults from January 1-June 17: 2
Crime density: 2.29 per square mile



The Cory-Merrill neighborhood.
The Cory-Merrill neighborhood.
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Number 11: Cory-Merrill

Number of aggravated assaults from January 1-June 17: 2
Crime density: 2.38 per square mile

Number 12: Platt Park

Number of aggravated assaults from January 1-June 17: 2
Crime density: 2.44 per square mile

Number 13: Skyland

Number of aggravated assaults from January 1-June 17: 2
Crime density: 2.62 per square mile

Number 14: Hilltop

Number of aggravated assaults from January 1-June 17: 3
Crime density: 1.74 per square mile

Number 15: South Park Hill

Number of aggravated assaults from January 1-June 17: 3
Crime density: 2.01 per square mile

Number 16: Cherry Creek

Number of aggravated assaults from January 1-June 17: 3
Crime density: 3.58 per square mile

Number 17: Windsor

Number of aggravated assaults from January 1-June 17: 4
Crime density: 2.34 per square mile

Number 18: Montclair

Number of aggravated assaults from January 1-June 17: 4
Crime density: 3.95 per square mile

Number 19: Auraria

Number of aggravated assaults from January 1-June 17: 4
Crime density: 6.20 per square mile

Number 20: DIA

Number of aggravated assaults from January 1-June 17: 5
Crime density: 0.12 per square mile


The University Hills neighborhood.
The University Hills neighborhood.
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Number 21: University Hills

Number of aggravated assaults from January 1-June 17: 5
Crime density: 3.45 per square mile

Number 22: University

Number of aggravated assaults from January 1-June 17: 5
Crime density: 4.01 per square mile

Number 23: Chaffee Park

Number of aggravated assaults from January 1-June 17: 5
Crime density: 6.36 per square mile

Number 24: Highland

Number of aggravated assaults from January 1-June 17: 6
Crime density: 5.20 per square mile

Number 25: West Highland

Number of aggravated assaults from January 1-June 17: 6
Crime density: 5.34 per square mile

Number 26: Regis

Number of aggravated assaults from January 1-June 17: 6
Crime density: 5.89 per square mile

Number 27: Jefferson Park

Number of aggravated assaults from January 1-June 17: 6
Crime density: 12.20 per square mile

Number 28: Marston

Number of aggravated assaults from January 1-June 17: 7
Crime density: 2.21 per square mile

Number 29: Fort Logan

Number of aggravated assaults from January 1-June 17: 7
Crime density: 2.64 per square mile

Number 30: Speer

Number of aggravated assaults from January 1-June 17: 7
Crime density: 8.20 per square mile



The Virginia Village neighborhood.
The Virginia Village neighborhood.
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Number 31: Virginia Village

Number of aggravated assaults from January 1-June 17: 8
Crime density: 4.12 per square mile

Number 32: Berkeley

Number of aggravated assaults from January 1-June 17: 8
Crime density: 5.34 per square mile

Number 33: North Park Hill

Number of aggravated assaults from January 1-June 17: 8
Crime density: 5.36 per square mile

Number 34: Valverde

Number of aggravated assaults from January 1-June 17: 8
Crime density: 8.33 per square mile

Number 35: Barnum

Number of aggravated assaults from January 1-June 17: 8
Crime density: 10.38 per square mile

Number 36: Barnum West

Number of aggravated assaults from January 1-June 17: 8
Crime density: 11.05 per square mile

Number 37: Kennedy

Number of aggravated assaults from January 1-June 17: 8
Crime density: 11.40 per square mile

Number 38: Harvey Park South

Number of aggravated assaults from January 1-June 17: 9
Crime density: 6.58 per square mile

Number 39: Overland

Number of aggravated assaults from January 1-June 17: 9
Crime density: 8.01 per square mile

Number 40: Hale

Number of aggravated assaults from January 1-June 17: 9
Crime density: 9.25 per square mile



The Clayton neighborhood.
The Clayton neighborhood.
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Number 41: Clayton

Number of aggravated assaults from January 1-June 17: 9
Crime density: 11.67 per square mile

Number 42: Sun Valley

Number of aggravated assaults from January 1-June 17: 9
Crime density: 14.02 per square mile

Number 43: Cheesman Park

Number of aggravated assaults from January 1-June 17: 9
Crime density: 17.08 per square mile

Number 44: Hampden South

Number of aggravated assaults from January 1-June 17: 10
Crime density: 3.43 per square mile

Number 45: Bear Valley

Number of aggravated assaults from January 1-June 17: 10
Crime density: 7.40 per square mile

Number 46: City Park

Number of aggravated assaults from January 1-June 17: 10
Crime density: 13.02 per square mile

Number 47: Elyria Swansea

Number of aggravated assaults from January 1-June 17: 11
Crime density: 4.24 per square mile

Number 48: College View-South Platte

Number of aggravated assaults from January 1-June 17: 11
Crime density: 7.54 per square mile

Number 49: Sloan Lake

Number of aggravated assaults from January 1-June 17: 11
Crime density: 7.86 per square mile

Number 50: Ruby Hill

Number of aggravated assaults from January 1-June 17: 11
Crime density: 11.71 per square mile



The Goldsmith neighborhood.
The Goldsmith neighborhood.
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Number 51: Goldsmith

Number of aggravated assaults from January 1-June 17: 11
Crime density: 14.23 per square mile

Number 52: Sunnyside

Number of aggravated assaults from January 1-June 17: 12
Crime density: 8.43 per square mile

Number 53: Globeville

Number of aggravated assaults from January 1-June 17: 13
Crime density: 6.31 per square mile

Number 54: Washington Virginia Vale

Number of aggravated assaults from January 1-June 17: 13
Crime density: 7.11 per square mile

Number 55: Athmar Park

Number of aggravated assaults from January 1-June 17: 13
Crime density: 8.41 per square mile

Number 56: Whittier

Number of aggravated assaults from January 1-June 17: 13
Crime density: 23.09 per square mile

Number 57: Cole

Number of aggravated assaults from January 1-June 17: 13
Crime density: 25.39 per square mile

Number 58: Villa Park

Number of aggravated assaults from January 1-June 17: 13
Crime density: 13.19 per square mile

Number 59: Baker

Number of aggravated assaults from January 1-June 17: 14
Crime density: 9.38 per square mile

Number 60: Congress Park

Number of aggravated assaults from January 1-June 17: 14
Crime density: 13.61 per square mile



The Stapleton neighborhood.
The Stapleton neighborhood.
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Number 61: Stapleton

Number of aggravated assaults from January 1-June 17: 15
Crime density: 1.67 per square mile

Number 62: Hampden

Number of aggravated assaults from January 1-June 17: 15
Crime density: 5.31 per square mile

Number 63: City Park West

Number of aggravated assaults from January 1-June 17: 21
Crime density: 39.25 per square mile

Number 64: North Capitol Hill

Number of aggravated assaults from January 1-June 17: 22
Crime density: 62.32 per square mile

Number 65: Harvey Park

Number of aggravated assaults from January 1-June 17: 24
Crime density: 14.23 per square mile

Number 66: Mar Lee

Number of aggravated assaults from January 1-June 17: 25
Crime density: 16.59 per square mile

Number 67: Civic Center

Number of aggravated assaults from January 1-June 17: 27
Crime density: 88.82 per square mile

Number 68: West Colfax

Number of aggravated assaults from January 1-June 17: 28
Crime density: 27.83 per square mile

Number 69: East Colfax

Number of aggravated assaults from January 1-June 17: 29
Crime density: 27.13 per square mile

Number 70: Gateway-Green Valley Ranch

Number of aggravated assaults from January 1-June 17: 30
Crime density: 4.07 per square mile



The Westwood neighborhood.
The Westwood neighborhood.
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Number 71: Westwood

Number of aggravated assaults from January 1-June 17: 30
Crime density: 20.04 per square mile

Number 72: Northeast Park Hill

Number of aggravated assaults from January 1-June 17: 35
Crime density: 10.51 per square mile

Number 73: Lincoln Park

Number of aggravated assaults from January 1-June 17: 35
Crime density: 27.43 per square mile

Number 74: Central Business District (CBD)

Number of aggravated assaults from January 1-June 17: 37
Crime density: 85.85 per square mile

Number 75: Union Station

Number of aggravated assaults from January 1-June 17: 39
Crime density: 88.84 per square mile

Number 76: Capitol Hill

Number of aggravated assaults from January 1-June 17: 45
Crime density: 66.57 per square mile

Number 77: Montbello

Number of aggravated assaults from January 1-June 17: 54
Crime density: 10.67 per square mile

Number 78: Five Points

Number of aggravated assaults from January 1-June 17: 61
Crime density: 34.70 per square mile

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