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CBD, Denver, crime stats, charts, data, map and analysis. Last updated Monday April 22nd.

Recent crime ranking changes in CBD

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 is in CBD.

New: The CBD monthly crime report recap for August 2023.

Year over year, 2024 vs. 2023

See how crime in CBD is going compared to the same period of time in 2023.

Crime type comparison, 2024,
CBD vs. Denver

See how the proportion of crimes in CBD compares with the city.

CBD crimes

Denver crimes

New: The 16th Street Mall crime report.

New CBD crimes reported since the last site update

    Friday May 26

  • Criminal mischief to a motor vehicle, 11:45 PM, at 1101 13th St.
  • Friday May 26

  • Theft - other, 6:00 PM, at 500 16th St.
  • Monday May 29

  • Bicycle theft, 10:00 PM, at 414 14th St.
  • Monday May 29

  • Criminal trespassing, 11:18 AM, at the 1600 block of Stout St.
  • Monday May 29

  • Criminal mischief to a motor vehicle, 2:35 PM, at 1726 Champa St.

CBD in the news

Car crashes into Starbucks on Broadway and 17th Avenue in Denver
Published April 14
Denver's 'big blue bear' vandalized – and quickly fixed – amid pro-Palestine protests
Published December 4, 2023
Man killed by Denver police in Commons Park had AK-47, more than 400 rounds of ammunition
Published November 29, 2023

The past 30 days in CBD crime

  • There were 7 reported incidents of violent crime in the past 30 days. That's more than the 16 30 days before that and less than the monthly average in the last 12 months of 12.0 per month in CBD.
  • Domestic violence: 3 incidents the past 30 days, 2 the 30 days before that. The 12-month monthly average is 2.7.
  • Sex assault: 1 incident the past 30 days, 1 the 30 days before that. The 12-month monthly average is 1.8.
  • Robbery: 4 incidents the past 30 days, 9 the 30 days before that. The 12-month monthly average is 3.5.
  • Burglary: 5 incidents the past 30 days, 3 the 30 days before that. The 12-month monthly average is 4.1.
  • Property crimes: 52 incidents the past 30 days, 37 the 30 days before that. The 12-month monthly average is 49.7.
  • Car thefts: 14 incidents the past 30 days, 7 the 30 days before that. The 12-month monthly average is 9.9.
  • Bike thefts: 1 incident the past 30 days, 0 the 30 days before that. The 12-month monthly average is 2.8.

Compare CBD to its neighbors

See how CBD's reported crime rate compares with the neighborhoods it borders (Union Station, Civic Center, Five Points, Auraria, North Capitol Hill).

CBD addresses with the most reported crime

These are the top CBD addresses in Denver that have had the most crime reports this year.

  1. No address given: 18
  2. 500 16th St: 14
  3. 16th St / Stout St: 11
  4. 1600 California St: 10
  5. 1550 Court Pl: 10

Latest notable crimes in CBD

A CBD crime map and recent crime listing for homicides, serious assaults, burglaries and robberies.

CBD crime map

Reported assaults, by time of day

What time do most reported assaults in CBD happen?

Reported burglaries, by time of day

What time do most reported burglaries in CBD happen?

Reported robberies, by time of day

What time do most reported robberies in CBD happen?

Reported sexual assaults, by time of day

What time do most reported sexual assaults in CBD happen?

Latest homicides in CBD

Good news: CBD has had no reported homicides in the last 12 months.

Latest serious assaults in CBD

Latest robberies in CBD

Latest burglaries in CBD

  • Burglary of a business with forced entry, Sunday April 14, 8:00 PM, at 830 15th St.
  • Burglary of a business without forced entry, Friday March 29, 7:53 AM, at 1600 California St.
  • Burglary of a business with forced entry, Wednesday March 27, 1:32 AM, at 1438 Arapahoe St.
  • Burglary of a residence with forced entry, Sunday March 24, 12:00 PM, at 1725 Champa St.
  • Burglary of a residence without forced entry, Saturday March 16, 6:00 PM, at 1600 Glenarm Pl.
  • Burglary of a residence without forced entry, Saturday March 9, 9:00 PM, at 321 17th St.
  • Burglary of a residence without forced entry, Saturday Feb 24, 7:17 AM, at 444 17th St.
  • Burglary of a business with forced entry, Sunday Jan. 21, 1:24 AM, at 1800 Lawrence St.
  • Burglary of a residence without forced entry, Thursday Jan. 11, 8:05 AM, at 1742 Champa St.
  • Burglary of a business with forced entry, Tuesday Jan. 2, 12:01 PM, at 1615 California St.

Featured: Denver's big-picture crime trends map.

Crime in CBD, by day of the week

CBD property crimes, by day

The day of the week reported property crimes in CBD happen.

CBD violent crimes, by day

The day of the week reported violent crimes in CBD happen.

Monthly crimes in CBD

Monthly violent crime in CBD

Monthly property crime in CBD

So far this year, CBD ranks in reported crime rates:

Rankings range from 1st (worst) to 78th (best).

  • 3rd (out of Denver's 78 neighborhoods) in violent crimes per 1,000 residents (even from 3rd last year. 10.87 violent crimes per 1,000 residents this year, 11.36 up until this point last year)
  • 3rd in population-adjusted property crimes (down from 2nd in 2023. 37.54 property crimes per 1,000 residents in 2024, 51.86 in 2023)
  • 4th in population-adjusted sexual assaults (down from 1st in 2023. 1.48 sexual assaults per 1,000 residents in 2024, 2.96 in 2023)
  • 12th in population-adjusted domestic violence crimes (up from 16th in 2023. 2.22 domestic violence crimes per 1,000 residents in 2024, 1.23 in 2023)
  • 1st in population-adjusted robberies (up from 3rd in 2023. 4.2 robberies per 1,000 residents in 2024, 2.47 in 2023)
  • 25th in population-adjusted burglaries (down from 20th in 2023. 2.22 burglaries per 1,000 residents in 2024, 3.21 in 2023)
  • 5th in population-adjusted car thefts (down from 3rd in 2023. 7.9 car thefts per 1,000 residents in 2024, 12.6 in 2023)
  • 11th in population-adjusted bike thefts (down from 10th in 2023. 0.99 bike thefts per 1,000 residents in 2024, 0.99 in 2023)
  • 2nd in population-adjusted drug crimes (even ranking with in 2023. 18.03 drug crimes per 1,000 residents in 2024, 41.0 in 2023)

Compare CBD crime rate rankings in recent years

The lower the rank, the worse CBD's crime rate. There are 78 Denver neighborhoods, so the rankings are out of 78.

A table comparing CBD violent crime rates

Shown here are the population-adjusted crime rates for CBD.

Year Violent crime Domestic
violence
Sexual assault Robbery Aggravated
assault
2023 3rd 4 3 3 4
2022 3rd 7 4 2 5

A table comparing CBD property crime rates

Year Property
crime
Auto theft Bicycle theft Arson
2023 3rd 6 6 61
2022 2nd 2 3 34

A table comparing CBD burglary crime rates

Year Residential
burglary
Business
burglary
Burglary,
forced entry
Burglary,
unforced
2023 46 9 28 6
2022 28 8 20 2

See the full year-by-year rankings for CBD.

More: Compare crime rate rankings across all 78 Denver neighborhoods.

Featured: Read the March 2024 Denver-city crime report.

Denver crime maps

Denver crime trends map

The crimes trends map shows the change in crime counts and rates on a monthly and yearly basis.

Denver crime trends map

The Denver-city recent crime map

The recent crimes map shows where crimes across the city were reported in the last two or so months, and shows which addresses across the city have logged the most reported crimes.

Denver’s recent crime map

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