The Denver crime report for October 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 October, in comparison

Violent crimes in Denver

Violent crime in October was up in Denver from September, and down compared against October 2022, and up compared with the 2023 average of 462 violent crimes per month.

Serious assaults in Denver

Serious assault in October was up in Denver from September, and down compared against October 2022, and up compared with the 2023 average of 299 serious assaults per month.

Property crimes in Denver

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

Burglaries in Denver

Burglary in October was up in Denver from September, and down compared against October 2022, and up compared with the 2023 average of 405 burglaries per month.

Notable crime ranking changes from September to October

There were 9 notable ranking changes in major crime categories when comparing the rankings from September to October. The lower the rank the worse the reported crime is in that neighborhood.

Denver homicides, October 2023

Homicide map

October homicides in Denver

There were 5 reported homicides in Denver in October.

  1. Saturday October 7, 10:24 PM, at 3629 N Franklin St in Cole.
  2. Thursday October 12, 3:18 PM, at E 5th Ave and N Dallas St in Lowry Field.
  3. Saturday October 14, 1:37 AM, at 12445 E 39th Ave in Central Park.
  4. Wednesday October 18, 1:00 AM, at the 2300 block of Arapahoe St in Five Points.
  5. Wednesday October 18, 2:45 AM, at 3227 S Parker Rd in Kennedy.

October 2023 homicide news in Denver

Teen killed in shooting in Denver's Lowry Park neighborhood
Published October 12, 2023
and filed under homicide
in Lowry Field
Man sentenced to 40 years in fatal Denver shooting near Sloan's Lake
Published October 13, 2023
and filed under homicide
in West Colfax
6 shot – 3 fatally – at party in industrial area of east Denver, police say
Published October 14, 2023
and filed under homicide, serious assault
in Central Park
Colorado Supreme Court upholds controversial Google search warrant in deadly Green Valley Ranch arson case
Published October 16, 2023
and filed under arson, homicide
in Gateway / Green Valley Ranch
Denver DA drops one of two murder charges in I-25 road-rage killings
Published October 18, 2023
and filed under homicide
in Speer
One killed in overnight shooting on North Broadway
Published October 18, 2023
and filed under homicide
in Five Points
Coban Porter, brother of Nuggets star Michael Porter Jr., pleads not guilty to vehicular homicide
Published October 19, 2023
and filed under dui, homicide
in University
Three men killed in Denver industrial party shooting identified
Published October 20, 2023
and filed under homicide, serious assault
in Central Park
Police searching for information after man shot, killed in southeast Denver
Published October 24, 2023
and filed under homicide
Suspect identified in fatal Denver motel shooting on East Colfax
Published October 26, 2023
and filed under homicide
in East Colfax
Man arrested on suspicion of first-degree murder in Regis Motel shooting in Denver
Published October 27, 2023
and filed under homicide
in East Colfax
Suspect dead, officer injured after police pursuit
Published October 27, 2023
and filed under homicide
in Montbello
Man suspected of 2016 murder of girlfriend on Denver Amtrak train
Published October 31, 2023
and filed under homicide
in Union Station

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Compare October’s crime

Denver crime by time of day

Monthly average, 2023
October

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

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

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

Monthly average, 2023
October

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

Property crime by day of week, October 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, October 2023

  1. Civic Center: 2.83 per 1,000 residents (5 incidents total)
  2. Jefferson Park: 1.77 (5)
  3. DIA: 1.62 (2)
  4. Union Station: 0.99 (5)
  5. CBD: 0.99 (4)
  6. Kennedy: 0.87 (4)
  7. Globeville: 0.84 (3)
  8. Lincoln Park: 0.83 (5)
  9. Rosedale: 0.83 (2)
  10. Five Points: 0.81 (12)
Domestic violence in Denver, 2023
  1. DIA: 7.31 per 1,000 residents (9 incidents total)
  2. Civic Center: 6.22 (11)
  3. Auraria: 6.06 (5)
  4. Sun Valley: 2.78 (4)
  5. North Capitol Hill: 2.19 (13)
  6. Union Station: 1.98 (10)
  7. Globeville: 1.97 (7)
  8. City Park West: 1.96 (9)
  9. Kennedy: 1.95 (9)
  10. Clayton: 1.88 (8)

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