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Top ten safest neighborhoods in Denver

Categories: Colorado Crimes

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Over the past week or so, we've listed the ten most dangerous Denver neighborhoods, as well as the ten neighborhoods where you're most likely to get your car stolen or be an aggravated-assault victim, based on Denver Police Department data from 2009 to 2013 as compiled by Fox31.

Now for some better news: the ten safest neighborhoods in Denver, based on those with the fewest crimes during that period. Look below to count down the top ten, complete with interactive graphics (if you have problems seeing the image, click "View Larger Map" ) and the total number of crimes for each location.

Number 10: Cory-Merrill


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Total crimes from 2009 to 2013: 1,035

Number 9: Hilltop


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Total crimes from 2009 to 2013: 1,031

Continue to keep counting down the ten safest neighborhoods in Denver.



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49 comments
Ray Koren
Ray Koren

There are no 'bad' neighborhoods in Denver. This one of the softest cities in the US.

Andrew Keiswetter
Andrew Keiswetter

Denver is so safe and mellow, none of these neighborhoods are dangerous unless you're looking for trouble

adville
adville

It appears by the use of the raw number of crimes that the results aren't weighted by area. This means the results may be biased toward geographically smaller areas. And it may mean *some* of the apparent bias toward more toney neighborhoods is a matter of correlation, not causation. I.E. Geographically small neighborhood areas may have less space in which crimes can occur, and may, also because of their smallness, be more exclusive and expensive.

A crimes-per-square-mile or per-block metic might be more meaningful.

adville
adville

It seems like these aren't weighted by the amount of area in each neighborhood, which biases the results toward geographically smaller neighborhoods. A crimes-per-square-mile or -per-block would be a more meaningful stat. (This may also mean *some* of the wealthy neighborhood bias is correlation, not causation, as it may be that more exclusive and expensive neighborhoods tend to be geographically smaller.)

John Wayne Claybaugh
John Wayne Claybaugh

Actually, when people are financially secure they have the most to loose. Of course, they typically have a security system.

Ronald McDowell
Ronald McDowell

Lots of wide-open spaces and parking lots and not many actual houses in the "neighbourhood" photos. Guess it's pretty safe if nobody lives there.

Natski Hi
Natski Hi

Skyland is block-by-block different, but full of people who look out for each other. Love it here!

Bradford Ashington
Bradford Ashington

Even as a financially secure individual, no way in Hades would I consider relocating to some yuppie douche-filled burg like Cap Hell or hipster-infested "High"-lands. Fuck dat shit....I feel right at home in da hood.

Heather Wierzbicki
Heather Wierzbicki

I just moved here from Philly I live on MLK and everyone from S.Denver thinks it's unsafe. I laugh. There are NO Ghettos in Denver. Just know your surroundings. People get robbed because their not paying attention. And my neighbor is going to be the place to live in a few years.

Johnny Martinez
Johnny Martinez

You don't have to be a thugg original gangsta to be shot by police. cops kill for no reason any way your next move can be your last.

Kris Call
Kris Call

I highly doubt that couple could afford to live in THAT house

Monkey
Monkey

That family in the picture looks dangerous, I wouldn't feel safe living next to them.

Liz Parr
Liz Parr

You don't need a map. Just take a drive around town and you will see it with your own eyes. So obvious.

william.overin
william.overin

Oh. I get it. Be wealthy and you'll have less crime. Thanks for going through all of the data to teach this valuable lesson.

Nelson Pineda
Nelson Pineda

duh!!!!!! you dont need this to let you know. its obvious that where the homes are expensive tends to draw little to none of the criminal elements that the low income bracket tends to draw

Sasha Kay
Sasha Kay

Eh I love my diverse ,crime rich neighborhood.

Bryan Clark
Bryan Clark

exactly, well I am not new to Denver but totally agree

Bryan Clark
Bryan Clark

yeah one large map would be awesome, oh but then you couldn't annoy us with as many adds and crazy heavy web content could you? forget it, its not worth it anymore and like Steve posted, the street level views are useless

marc_bayes
marc_bayes

None of those communities are gated. They still have minor crime but nothing as major as a neighborhood full of rentals or generational housing. The fact is if you want to live in a safe neighborhood, IN THE CITY, it's going to run you 700k +. Period. If you can't afford that but want a safe neighborhood move to the burbs. Fact of life.

John Elliott
John Elliott

As far as I'm concerned, DPD should have shoot-on-sight orders for any gang member, drug dealer or tagger in the city limjts

John Elliott
John Elliott

Not saying that...but they people pictured obviously have choices and income to support those choices in housing...yet a couple of morons on here vilify them for it. That's idiotic. No kidding rents suck as do housing prices, especially with super low inventory availability. But PEOPLE make neighborhoods, not houses or buildings. Sick of fucking assholes, drug dealers, gang members, etc in your neighborhoods? Get those people around you who actually might give a shit and DO something about them.

Moonie Kim
Moonie Kim

"sense not to love in shit hole neighborhood".... Wow. Because people living in those neighborhoods are doing it for funsies. It's not like the rent situation in Denver is really bad. Or there's a lack of housing in affordable, decent neighborhoods. Or money and housing problems on a national level. They just make poor choices! Of course!!!!!

John Elliott
John Elliott

^^^ yeah, let's fault them for having enough money and sense to not live in a shit hole neighborhood infested with gang members, addicts and assholes with cars in their front yards. Brilliant.

Johnny Martinez
Johnny Martinez

They must be able to afford to live in a gated community. Of course its gonna be safe. The people in the picture look financialy secure with nothing to lose.

Gonzalo Castillo
Gonzalo Castillo

If I had a home like theirs my neighborhood would be safer too!! We all dont live in homes like that .So of course we arent safe , cops are to busy taking care if them so that makes my home less safer.

S63
S63

Why the nine page articles all the time - can't we ever just get a list? The clicking is frickin' annoying.

Sandy McLean
Sandy McLean

agree with Steve. One large map with areas highlighted would have been more useful!

Steve Reynolds
Steve Reynolds

Your article is useless for those of us new to Denver because the maps turn into pictures of intersections. Too many clicks to see maps.

davebarnes
davebarnes topcommenter

Belcaro?

What about the quintuple murder?

And, your photo of Belcaro is actually a photo of Wash Park East.

gumptionhummingbird
gumptionhummingbird

Exactly. What's considered "ghetto" here makes me giggle. If it's a working class neighborhood, it's considered "ghetto."

gumptionhummingbird
gumptionhummingbird

@william.overin  Well, not necessarily. My in-laws live in a fancy neighborhood and you don't want to sit in your driveway too long there. But then, it's in Springfield, IL, so it goes without saying.

michael.roberts
michael.roberts moderator editortopcommenter

@william.overin  Memorable post, William. We're going to feature it as an upcoming Comment of the Day. Thanks.

S63
S63

AND, who cares about intersections? I've lived here 12 years and I can't figure out what I'm looking at...fail.

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