Photos: Denver Police District 1 crime -- and whether it's going up

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We've recently posted about the ten most dangerous neighborhoods in Denver and the ten safest Denver neighborhoods using Denver Police Department data. But that's not all the info the DPD has compiled. The department also tracks crime by police district, with stats showing whether offenses in a slew of categories have risen or fallen in the past year.

Below, see our photo-illustrated breakdown for District 1, located in northwest Denver. Figures cover January through April as compared to the same period in 2013 and they vary widely: Assault and kidnapping are down, for instance, but disorderly conduct and disturbing the peace are way, way up, helping to boost the crime total to a double-digit increase. There's a huge amount of info here. Dig into it below.

Note: The Denver Police District 1 Facebook page describes its location like so:

District 1 is located in the NorthWest quadrant of Denver. The boundaries are W 6th Ave on the SOUTH to the city limits (W 52nd Ave) on the NORTH and I-25/Platte River on the EAST to the city limits (N Sheridan Blvd/ N Harlan St) on the WEST.
We've included a District 1 map at the bottom of this post.

Crimes Against Society

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Drugs/narcotics violations:

January-April 2013: 171

January-April 2014: 186

Difference: +15

Percentage: +8.8 percent

Gambling:

January-April 2013: 0

January-April 2014: 0

Difference: 0

Percentage: 0 percent

Child Pornography:

January-April 2013: 0

January-April 2014: 0

Difference: 0

Percentage: 0 percent

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Prostitution:

January-April 2013: 5

January-April 2014: 0

Difference: -5

Percentage: -100 percent

Weapon law violations:

January-April 2013: 26

January-April 2014: 28

Difference: +2

Percentage: +7.7 percent

Continue for more about Denver Police District 1 crime -- and whether it's gone up in the last year. Next up: Crimes Against Property.


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19 comments
Mimisaurus Rex
Mimisaurus Rex

Because District 1 is handling all of the other Denver County Districts dirty laundry. At least District 1 tries to get everything taken care of with the overload of noise from everyone else.

Occupy Denver
Occupy Denver

Multiple people run this page... while I will not apologize for previous comments, I will say that I do agree with you Jessica Evans.

Jessica Evans
Jessica Evans

No, see, what the Soviet Union did was bad. I am comparing a bad thing to another bad thing. In this case, the intention is to illustrate how bad a contentious thing is by comparing it to a bad thing which is less contentious. It's hard to see how you could misinterpret this unless you like Gulags and agree with how they were used.

Occupy Denver
Occupy Denver

I find it hard to believe, that 2 "people" on this page just liked a comment that applauded the city's efforts to criminalize the poor.

V Rose McDougall
V Rose McDougall

WTF does your laughing at your followers' comments have to do with running your page?

Jessica Evans
Jessica Evans

They also made large groups of problem people disappear under the creative application of apparently just laws. I thought that connection was obvious.

Occupy Denver
Occupy Denver

wtf does the soviet union have to do with this? hahahaha

Jessica Evans
Jessica Evans

I bet if you looked at the crime numbers in the Soviet Union you would have observed similar patterns, albeit for different reasons.

Mario Trujillo
Mario Trujillo

Grew up in the Northside and crime is not nearly as high as it use to be

Bea Ward
Bea Ward

No, making homelessness illegal.

Heather Mac
Heather Mac

They have nothing else to do now that they have this free time...

Jennifer Peterson
Jennifer Peterson

I work at a place in Highlands. I have district 1 in my phone just in case.

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