Top ten Denver neighborhoods where you're most likely to get your car stolen

Categories: Colorado Crimes

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Earlier this month, we broke down the number of crimes in one Denver neighborhood -- ours -- and discovered there had been 23 over the course of eleven days. Now, Fox31 has taken this concept a step further by using Denver Police Department records to discover the Denver neighborhoods with the most and least crime between 2009 and 2013 in several categories -- including auto theft.

Look below to count down the top ten Denver neighborhoods where you're most likely to get your car stolen, complete with interactive graphics (if you have problems seeing the image, click "View Larger Map") and theft totals from each area.

Number 10: Mar Lee


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Number of car thefts 2009-2013: 404

Number 9: Highland


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Number of car thefts 2009-2013: 407

Continue to keep counting down the top ten Denver neighborhoods where you're most likely to get your car stolen.


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27 comments
Bone Dirte
Bone Dirte

Ya boy made #1 stay out of the south side not welcome !!!

A-stitch Saves Minds
A-stitch Saves Minds

Having a car, or bike stolen happens Anywhere in Denver. Don't keep valuables in your car & lock it.

tony514
tony514

LOOKS AS IS IF THE WHITE AREAS ARE THE ONLY SAFE BETS MAYBE 5 MORE YEARS AND THEY WILL SCRATCH HIGHLANDS OFF THE LIST.

Jessie Foster
Jessie Foster

Two friends of mine have had their cars stolen this past year....both drive...or did drive Honda civics at the time....one stolen in Denver off of Broadway....and the other stolen in governors park neighborhood.

Ean Tafoya
Ean Tafoya

On my second day of teaching kindergarten in 5 points, I walked out at lunch to my car stolen. Bummer. Bike stolen in the Central Business District, ironically enlighten while I was in a bike infrastructure meeting. At the end of the day they are just things though.

Alfonso Espino
Alfonso Espino

Cops are never around those better neighborhoods enforcing the law because they prefer to have them in the "worse" neighborhoods like mine(Elyria/Swansea) who do nothing but harass us with bullshit reasoning, Theyre useless over here.

Robin Shaw
Robin Shaw

Yup... My hood made the list at #9. Surprised it didn't rank further up... My BF's car was stolen from in front of my house last year, and there was an unsuccessful attempt to steal his truck a few weeks ago (wires dangling from dash). No cops to be found...

Daniel Hancock
Daniel Hancock

How is cap hill not on the list ? Two months ago I found a person sleeping in my jeep lol .

RustyShackleford
RustyShackleford

Of course, a good way to avoid having your car stolen is to not own a car attractive to thieves.

The best way is to simply not own a car at all.

Hingle McCringleberry
Hingle McCringleberry

I'm getting really tired of this "two item per page" bullshit, Westword. Buzzfeed doesn't even make us do that.

Chris Huth
Chris Huth

On a related topic my car has been broken in to 4 times in the highlands in the last 4 months.

Chris Huth
Chris Huth

Man the Westwood needs to get more mobile savvy. Why should I have to load through 6 individual pages to read a top 10 list on a blog? 1 page guys you can fit it all on one long page and even have room for all your advertisers.

caphillcrime
caphillcrime

Say I live in a neighborhood that has 50 cars and one car gets stolen that year. Now, my friend Carla lives in a neighborhood with 500 cars, and five get stolen that year. 


By the logic of this article, Carla's neighborhood would rank higher than mine on the "likelihood of cars getting stolen," even though that's wrong -- there was a 2% chance it was my car stolen that year, compared to a 1% chance in Carla's neighborhood. Seems wrong.

denvergregg
denvergregg

By "Athman Park" do you maybe mean "Athmar Park"?

davebarnes
davebarnes topcommenter

No.

The real deterrent is a garage. And, parking your car inside it.

Highland has a distinct shortage of garages.

DonkeyHotay
DonkeyHotay topcommenter

Fluffmaster Michael pimping the page views and inflating the advertising revenue.

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