DENVER (KDVR) – The violent crime wave of 2020 hasn’t died down in Denver or Aurora.
Each Aurora and Denver set new violent crime information in 2022, though Denver’s murders didn’t climb on the similar charge as Aurora’s.
Aurora’s murders, aggravated assaults and robberies are at all-time highs based on reviews from the Aurora Police Division and the Colorado Bureau of Investigation.
There have been 50 murders in Aurora in 2022 by Dec. 25 — greater than any 12 months within the Colorado Bureau of Investigation’s database going again to 2008. That is almost double the 28 murders that occurred in Aurora in 2019.
Aurora’s aggravated assaults are additionally at file ranges, eclipsing the final two file years. There have been 3,228 aggravated assaults in Aurora as of December 25, 2022 – greater than 400 greater than in 2021 and double the variety of aggravated assaults that occurred in 2019.
At 885, the variety of thefts in Aurora can also be at an all-time excessive, up from 774 final 12 months.
Denver’s crime tendencies are a little bit completely different.
The Mile Excessive Metropolis didn’t expertise a file 12 months for robberies or murders, however each are nonetheless larger than pre-pandemic ranges. Aggravated assaults, automotive thefts and public disturbances, nevertheless, are at file highs.
There have been 86 murders in Denver by Dec. 28, based on metropolis information. That is lower than by the identical date in 2021 or 2020. Nevertheless, this can be a 37% improve in comparison with 2019.
Aggravated assaults, nevertheless, rose to 4,992 – about 500 greater than in 2021.
Automotive thefts have risen dramatically within the final three years. Thus far, Denver counts 14,711 in 2022 – almost 3 times as many as in 2019. Public dysfunction counts have additionally elevated, almost doubling from 7,865 in 2019 to 12,374 in 2022.
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