Denver’s 10 worst neighborhoods for property crime in 2020 – The Denver Post

Property crimes rose across much of Denver’s 78 neighborhoods in 2020, with auto thefts soaring.

Using crime.denverpost.com, which pulls from crimes reported to the Denver Police Department, you can compare types of crimes and what is in happening in your neighborhood. It’s key to note that not all reported crime is available. Crimes involving juveniles or crimes where a minor was a witness are omitted. Crime rates will appear to be higher in neighborhoods with lots of foot traffic.

The 10 neighborhoods with the most incidents of property crime are below:

  1. Five Points: 1,831
  2. Central Park: 1,749
  3. Capitol Hill: 1,186
  4. CBD: 949
  5. Gateway / Green Valley Ranch: 947
  6. Hampden: 889
  7. Union Station: 886
  8. Highland: 815
  9. Speer: 801
  10. Montbello: 746

Burglaries rose slightly in 2020, while bike theft remained high. Larceny was the only type of property crime that stayed similar in frequency to the past several years.

The Denver International Airport neighborhood ranked higher when factoring in incidents per 1,000 residents with 704 reports. Civic Center and Overland also increased drastically when factoring in a per-resident count.

  1. DIA: 571.89 per 1,000 residents (704 incidents total)
  2. CBD: 234.38 (949)
  3. Civic Center: 213.68 (378)
  4. Union Station: 175.03 (886)
  5. Five Points: 123.98 (1831)
  6. Overland: 119.1 (386)
  7. Baker: 117.78 (683)
  8. Lincoln Park: 110.14 (665)
  9. North Capitol Hill: 110.08( 652)
  10. Jefferson Park: 107.53 (304)

Wellshire was the neighborhood with the fewest reported incidents of property crime in 2020 and the rarest per 1,000 residents. Indian Creek and Barnum West were among the neighborhoods with the most infrequent reports.

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