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Top ten safest neighborhoods in Denver

Categories: Crime

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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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Jake Woita
Jake Woita

And by safe they mean no minorities.

trujillo.julio
trujillo.julio

Your Google Street View for Indian Creek is off...it's another one of Country Club. Indian Creek is over by Quebec and Cherry Creek

Tara Woiderski
Tara Woiderski

An article on the worst neighborhoods would be more exciting.

Evan Bergan
Evan Bergan

I've seen this article posted many times. Try to report on actual news once in a while?

Owen Sandford
Owen Sandford

You're absolutely correct- there is no point to analyzing any data and trying to create useful statistics.. how dumb

Rossi Smith
Rossi Smith

Not only that, but criminals have new locations to target now.

Gregory Creel
Gregory Creel

This is as stupid as the "most dangerous" neighborhood article. 'Crimes' can mean many things - Capital Hill will have more crimes reported that are non-violent (drunk and disorderly) because it is a nightlife district as well as residential. Plus, more police presence because of that nightlife leads to more crimes reported; The, condemning the entire Central Business District?? These articles are reactionary and lazy reporting.

Michael Beckerman
Michael Beckerman

No neighborhood is safe. No car is safe. No business is safe. No home is safe. That minute you think you are "safe" is the minute you let your guard down and you become just that much more vulnerable and that much more of an easy mark. I'm not saying you should live in fear, but I am saying that if you are smart, you will keep your guard up at ALL times and in ALL places. Bad luck can find you at absolutely any time, no matter where you are - or how safe you THINK you are. The better prepared you are for it BEFORE it finds you, the less of an impact it is likely to have on you when it does.

Charlene McCune
Charlene McCune

I wish I could have that house on my land in MY neighborhood... whoa!

Kathy Daniels
Kathy Daniels

Back In The Eary 1970's The Worst Neighborhood In Denver Rated # 1 For Crime Was FIVE POINTS

Leaf A G Sanchez
Leaf A G Sanchez

Aw how sweet an All American lily white family for "safe" neighborhoods.

Dee Galloway
Dee Galloway

This ENTIRE article, as well as the prequels are TOTAL BULLSHIT.

Jon Davis
Jon Davis

Where's Harvey Park on the worst list?

Michelle Renée
Michelle Renée

Denver has safe neighborhoods? Oh this must be a humorous article.......

Tara Woiderski
Tara Woiderski

My friend lived in 3rd and Federal and there were gun fights nightly outside and her house got broken into while she wasn't home and the cops had the guy/house surrounded. That neighborhood was horrible!!! So YES there are bad neighborhoods in Denver. I'm from Detroit and that scared the H outta me!!!

Margaux S Milchen
Margaux S Milchen

No. Denver has no real bad neighborhoods. Never has. Laughable. I love living in my neighborhood and wouldn't live in a gentrified so called "good" neighborhood. Give me a melting pot anytime. More like a real city.

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.

gumptionhummingbird
gumptionhummingbird

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

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