The Denver crime report for December 2023.

This crime report looks at whether violent, property and other crimes went up or down, homicides and homicide news, as well as crime frequency and changes in frequency in this month.

Denver crime counts for December, in comparison

Violent crimes in Denver

Violent crime in December was up in Denver from November, and up compared against December 2022, and down compared with the 2023 average of 401 violent crimes per month.

Serious assaults in Denver

Serious assault in December was up in Denver from November, and up compared against December 2022, and down compared with the 2023 average of 296 serious assaults per month.

Property crimes in Denver

Property crime in December was up in Denver from November, and down compared against December 2022, and down compared with the 2023 average of 3366 property crimes per month.

Burglaries in Denver

Burglary in December was up in Denver from November, and even compared against December 2022, and up compared with the 2023 average of 405 burglaries per month.

Notable crime ranking changes from November to December

There were 3 notable ranking changes in major crime categories when comparing the rankings from November to December. The lower the rank the worse the reported crime is in that neighborhood.

Denver homicides, December 2023

Homicide map

December homicides in Denver

There were 2 reported homicides in Denver in December.

  1. Sunday December 10, 11:54 PM, at the 100 block of N Federal Blvd in Valverde.
  2. Saturday December 30, 1:28 AM, at 4888 W Colfax Ave in West Colfax.

December 2023 homicide news in Denver

One killed in shooting near Denver's Cheesman Park
Published December 1, 2023
and filed under homicide
in Cheesman Park
Denver area sees 4 murder-suicides in two weeks
Published December 7, 2023
and filed under domestic violence, homicide
Great-aunt sentenced to 36 years in prison for beating 8-year-old Denver boy to death
Published December 11, 2023
and filed under homicide
in East Colfax
Woman killed in overnight shooting in Denver
Published December 11, 2023
and filed under homicide
in Valverde
Two killed, four wounded in three Denver shootings
Published December 30, 2023
and filed under homicide, serious assault
in West Colfax, CBD, Gateway / Green Valley Ranch

Featured: Each neighborhood now has a list of its high-crime addresses.

Compare December’s crime

Denver crime by time of day

Monthly average, 2023
December

Violent crime by hour of day, December vs. 2023's monthly average

Property crime by hour of day, December vs. 2023's monthly average

Denver crime by weekday (compare the month against the average for the year)

Monthly average, 2023
December

Violent crime by day of week, December vs. 2023's monthly average

Property crime by day of week, December vs. 2023's monthly average

City of Denver crime rankings

Note that certain neighborhoods with fewer residents and higher foot traffic (Civic Center, DIA, Auraria, CBD) may be disproportionately represented.

The worsts

The worst neighborhoods for domestic violence

Domestic violence in Denver, December 2023

  1. Goldsmith: 2.66 per 1,000 residents (14 incidents total)
  2. Five Points: 2.17 (32)
  3. Clayton: 1.88 (8)
  4. Globeville: 1.69 (6)
  5. Valverde: 1.6 (6)
  6. Barnum: 1.52 (10)
  7. Sun Valley: 1.39 (2)
  8. Skyland: 1.27 (4)
  9. Southmoor Park: 1.24 (6)
  10. Capitol Hill: 1.15 (18)
Domestic violence in Denver, 2023
  1. DIA: 8.94 per 1,000 residents (11 incidents total)
  2. Civic Center: 8.48 (15)
  3. Auraria: 7.27 (6)
  4. City Park West: 3.71 (17)
  5. North Capitol Hill: 3.55 (21)
  6. Sun Valley: 3.48 (5)
  7. CBD: 3.46 (14)
  8. Kennedy: 3.25 (15)
  9. Valverde: 3.2 (12)
  10. Globeville: 3.1 (11)

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The Denver-city recent crime map

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