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The Denver drug and alcohol crime report

Drug and alcohol crime crime stats, charts, data, rankings, maps and news for the City of Denver and its neighborhoods. Last updated Monday April 22nd.

Denver drug and alcohol crimes are down in the past 30 days (399) compared with the 30 days before that (446), and up since the start of this year when compared to the same time period last year.

  • Denver has had 1455 drug and alcohol crimes reported so far this year, an average of 394.9 per month / 13.0 per day.
  • In 2023, Denver averaged 346.0 per month, and the year before that (2022) Denver averaged 271.5 per month.
  • The most drug and alcohol crimes any neighborhood in Denver has had in 2024 is Civic Center, with 168.
  • The average number of drug and alcohol crimes per neighborhood this year is 18.65.

Denver’s drug and alcohol crime rate

In 2024, Denver's drug and alcohol crime rate’s 6.3 crimes per 1,000 residents. See the crime rate for the rest of Denver's crimes.

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

Denver neighborhood map, drug and alcohol crimes, 2024

Reported drug and alcohol crimes. Hover over or tap a neighborhood for details.

 

Denver drug and alcohol crime statistics

Monthly reported drug and alcohol crimes in Denver

Drug and alcohol crime crimes, by time of day

What time reported drug and alcohol crimes happen in Denver.

Drug and alcohol crime crimes, by weekday

The day of the week reported drug and alcohol crimes happen.

New: Colorado state crime rate charts.

New: Recent crime ranking changes in drug and alcohol crime

There were 6 notable ranking changes in these crime categories when comparing the rankings four weeks ago to the current rankings. This list updates Mondays. The lower the rank the worse the reported crime.

Featured: The best and worst neighborhoods for drug and alcohol crimes.

Drug and alcohol crime rate, Denver, 2024

  1. Civic Center: 94.97 per 1,000 residents (168 incidents total)
  2. CBD: 18.03 (73)
  3. Auraria: 16.97 (14)
  4. North Capitol Hill: 11.99 (71)
  5. Five Points: 10.5 (155)
  6. Capitol Hill: 9.81 (154)
  7. Sun Valley: 9.74 (14)
  8. Union Station: 7.9 (40)
  9. Baker: 7.24 (42)
  10. East Colfax: 5.24 (59)
  11. Globeville: 4.51 (16)
  12. University Hills: 4.22 (25)
  13. DIA: 4.06 (5)
  14. City Park West: 3.93 (18)
  15. Clayton: 3.76 (16)
  16. West Colfax: 3.51 (32)
  17. Elyria-Swansea: 3.3 (22)
  18. Lincoln Park: 3.15 (19)
  19. Central Park: 2.61 (46)
  20. Barnum: 2.58 (17)
  21. Cheesman Park: 2.22 (19)
  22. Chaffee Park: 2.22 (9)
  23. Valverde: 2.13 (8)
  24. College View / South Platte: 1.97 (14)
  25. Kennedy: 1.74 (8)
  26. Harvey Park South: 1.7 (15)
  27. Villa Park: 1.64 (15)
  28. City Park: 1.56 (5)
  29. Goldsmith: 1.33 (7)
  30. Skyland: 1.27 (4)
  31. Northeast Park Hill: 1.21 (11)
  32. Montclair: 1.18 (7)
  33. Ruby Hill: 1.11 (12)
  34. Westwood: 1.09 (18)
  35. Jefferson Park: 1.06 (3)
  36. Cory-Merrill: 1.06 (5)
  37. Athmar Park: 1.04 (9)
  38. Hampden South: 1.01 (15)
  39. : 1 (1)
  40. Washington Park West: 0.96 (7)
  41. Overland: 0.93 (3)
  42. Berkeley: 0.82 (7)
  43. Sunnyside: 0.81 (8)
  44. University Park: 0.79 (6)
  45. Speer: 0.77 (9)
  46. Mar Lee: 0.73 (10)
  47. Congress Park: 0.62 (7)
  48. Indian Creek: 0.57 (2)
  49. South Park Hill: 0.55 (5)
  50. Highland: 0.44 (4)
  51. Washington Virginia Vale: 0.43 (6)
  52. Cole: 0.43 (2)
  53. Hampden: 0.42 (8)
  54. Virginia Village: 0.42 (6)
  55. Lowry Field: 0.37 (3)
  56. Montbello: 0.32 (11)
  57. Hale: 0.3 (2)
  58. Sloan Lake: 0.26 (2)
  59. Hilltop: 0.22 (2)
  60. Belcaro: 0.21 (1)
  61. North Park Hill: 0.19 (2)
  62. Platt Park: 0.17 (1)
  63. Whittier: 0.17 (1)
  64. Windsor: 0.15 (2)
  65. Harvey Park: 0.08 (1)
  66. Gateway / Green Valley Ranch: 0.06 (2)

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Drug and alcohol crime count, Denver, 2024

  1. Civic Center: 168 incidents
  2. Five Points: 155
  3. Capitol Hill: 154
  4. CBD: 73
  5. North Capitol Hill: 71
  6. East Colfax: 59
  7. Central Park: 46
  8. Baker: 42
  9. Union Station: 40
  10. West Colfax: 32
  11. University Hills: 25
  12. Elyria-Swansea: 22
  13. Lincoln Park: 19
  14. Cheesman Park: 19
  15. City Park West: 18
  16. Westwood: 18
  17. Barnum: 17
  18. Clayton: 16
  19. Globeville: 16
  20. Villa Park: 15
  21. Harvey Park South: 15
  22. Hampden South: 15
  23. Auraria: 14
  24. College View / South Platte: 14
  25. Sun Valley: 14
  26. Ruby Hill: 12
  27. Montbello: 11
  28. Northeast Park Hill: 11
  29. Mar Lee: 10
  30. Speer: 9
  31. Athmar Park: 9
  32. Chaffee Park: 9
  33. Kennedy: 8
  34. Valverde: 8
  35. Hampden: 8
  36. Sunnyside: 8
  37. Congress Park: 7
  38. Montclair: 7
  39. Berkeley: 7
  40. Washington Park West: 7
  41. Goldsmith: 7
  42. Washington Virginia Vale: 6
  43. University Park: 6
  44. Virginia Village: 6
  45. DIA: 5
  46. Cory-Merrill: 5
  47. City Park: 5
  48. South Park Hill: 5
  49. Highland: 4
  50. Skyland: 4
  51. Jefferson Park: 3
  52. Overland: 3
  53. Lowry Field: 3
  54. Windsor: 2
  55. Gateway / Green Valley Ranch: 2
  56. Hale: 2
  57. Sloan Lake: 2
  58. North Park Hill: 2
  59. Indian Creek: 2
  60. Cole: 2
  61. Hilltop: 2
  62. Belcaro: 1
  63. Platt Park: 1
  64. Whittier: 1
  65. Harvey Park: 1
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Recent Denver drug and alcohol crimes

April 17

  • Selling a synthetic narcotic drug, at 7:37 PM, at N Broadway St and E Colfax Ave in Civic Center.
  • Possession of a synthetic narcotic drug, at 7:37 PM, at N Broadway St and E Colfax Ave in Civic Center.
  • Selling cocaine, at 6:40 PM, at the 1100 block of 22nd St in Five Points.
  • Possession of drug paraphernalia, at 1:30 PM, at the 700 block of N Kalamath St in Lincoln Park.
  • Possession of drug paraphernalia, at 9:40 AM, at Arapahoe St and 14th St in CBD.
  • Possession of drug paraphernalia, at 9:25 AM, at the 1500 block of N Pennsylvania St in North Capitol Hill.
  • Possession of drug paraphernalia, at 7:50 AM, at the 1400 block of N Ogden St in Capitol Hill.
  • Other dangerous drugs - pcs, at 7:00 AM, at 22nd St and Arapahoe St in Five Points.
  • Possession of drug paraphernalia, at 2:17 AM, at the 1400 block of N Ogden St in Capitol Hill.
  • Selling methampetamine, at 2:17 AM, at the 1400 block of N Ogden St in Capitol Hill.
  • Possession of methampetamine, at 2:17 AM, at the 1400 block of N Ogden St in Capitol Hill.

April 16

  • Other dangerous drugs - pcs, at 7:20 PM, at 1036 E 22nd Ave in Five Points.
  • Other dangerous drugs - pcs, at 6:00 PM, at E 3rd Ave and N Harrison St in Cherry Creek.
  • Illegal possession of liquor, at 4:37 PM, at E 14th Colfax alley and N Downing St in Capitol Hill.
  • Selling cocaine, at 4:34 PM, at 28th St and Stout St in Five Points.
  • Selling opium or an opium derivative, at 3:20 PM, at S Federal Blvd and W Bates Ave in Harvey Park South.
  • Selling methampetamine, at 3:20 PM, at S Federal Blvd and W Bates Ave in Harvey Park South.
  • Possession of a synthetic narcotic drug, at 3:00 PM, at 888 S Oneida St in Washington Virginia Vale.
  • Possession of methampetamine, at 3:00 PM, at 888 S Oneida St in Washington Virginia Vale.
  • Possession of a synthetic narcotic drug, at 2:03 PM, at 2040 S Federal Blvd in College View / South Platte.
  • Possession of opium or an opium derivative, at 1:45 PM, at 888 S Oneida St in Washington Virginia Vale.
  • Possession of drug paraphernalia, at 1:40 PM, at the 1400 block of N Ogden St in Capitol Hill.
  • Possession of drug paraphernalia, at 1:22 PM, at the 1000 block of 22nd St in Five Points.
  • Possession of drug paraphernalia, at 11:30 AM, at the 2200 block of Lawrence St in Five Points.
  • Other dangerous drugs - pcs, at 10:50 AM, at E 19th Ave and N Xenia St in East Colfax.
  • Possession of drug paraphernalia, at 10:50 AM, at E Colfax Ave and N Broadway St in Civic Center.
  • Selling opium or an opium derivative, at 10:45 AM, at the 1100 block of 22nd St in Five Points.
  • Possession of drug paraphernalia, at 10:33 AM, at the 1500 block of N Pearl St in North Capitol Hill.
  • Selling cocaine, at 10:00 AM, at 4624 N Central Park Blvd in Central Park.

April 15

  • Other dangerous drugs - pcs, at 11:22 PM, at 19th St and Larimer St in Union Station.
  • Selling opium or an opium derivative, at 8:50 PM, at W Jewell Ave and S Yates St in Harvey Park.
  • Selling methampetamine, at 8:50 PM, at W Jewell Ave and S Yates St in Harvey Park.
  • Other dangerous drugs - pcs, at 7:56 PM, at the 3300 block of S Fairfax St in University Hills.
  • Selling opium or an opium derivative, at 6:01 PM, at the 100 block of W Alameda Ave in Baker.
  • Selling methampetamine, at 6:01 PM, at the 100 block of W Alameda Ave in Baker.
  • Illegal possession of liquor, at 5:05 PM, at E Colfax Ave and N Downing St in Capitol Hill.
  • Other dangerous drugs - pcs, at 1:30 PM, at 8225 E Fairmount Dr in Windsor.
  • Possession of drug paraphernalia, at 12:00 PM, at E Colfax Ave and N Broadway St in Civic Center.
  • Possession of cocaine, at 10:50 AM, at the 1400 block of N Ogden St in Capitol Hill.
  • Possession of drug paraphernalia, at 10:50 AM, at the 1400 block of N Ogden St in Capitol Hill.
  • Illegal possession of liquor, at 10:40 AM, at the 800 block of E Colfax Ave in Capitol Hill.
  • Other dangerous drugs - pcs, at 10:05 AM, at the 1500 block of N Pennsylvania St in North Capitol Hill.
  • Possession of opium or an opium derivative, at 4:41 AM, at E 16th Ave and N Trenton St in East Colfax.
  • Possession of cocaine, at 2:24 AM, at the 5000 block of N Tucson Way in Montbello.

April 14

  • Other dangerous drugs - pcs, at 7:36 PM, at W 52nd Ave and N Federal Blvd in Regis.
  • Possession of drug paraphernalia, at 6:39 PM, at 4855 S Quebec St in Southmoor Park.
  • Possession of drug paraphernalia, at 5:33 PM, at the 00 block of W Byers Alameda alley in Baker.
  • Possession of methampetamine, at 4:58 PM, at the 200 block of W Alameda Ave in Baker.
  • Other dangerous drugs - pcs, at 4:58 PM, at the 200 block of W Alameda Ave in Baker.
  • Possession of drug paraphernalia, at 7:38 AM, at 1665 N Grant St in North Capitol Hill.

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