Use our interactive map to visualize crime activity in your area.
This dataset includes criminal offenses in the City and County of Denver for the previous five calendar years plus the current year to date. The data is based on the National Incident Based Reporting System (NIBRS) which includes all victims of person crimes and all crimes within an incident. The data is dynamic, which allows for additions, deletions and/or modifications at any time, resulting in more accurate information in the database. Due to continuous data entry, the number of records in subsequent extractions are subject to change. Crime data is updated Monday through Friday. For more information, please visit the crime information page on Denver's Open Data Catalog.
Overall Crime Dashboard
The following dashboard allows you to explore reported crime data in Denver. Data is based on the National Incident Based Reporting System (NIBRS), which includes all victims of person crimes and all crimes within an incident. There are two views, Year-to-Date Totals and Last 28 Days Totals, which you can toggle between using buttons below the ‘Crime in Denver | Summary of Reported Crime’ header. The NIBRS Crime Definitions button will take you to the data dictionary explaining which crimes make up each crime category. You can select the Neighborhood or Police District of interest using the dropdown arrows and the tables will adjust accordingly. To clear Neighborhood or District selection, simply hover over the Neighborhood and Police District boxes and click the eraser icon that appears. The data is updated daily (Mon-Fri), however there is a two day lag due to sheer volume of reports and data processing. For more information, please visit the crime information page on Denver’s Open Data Catalog. For more information on reported thefts, visit the theft dashboards. Should you have any questions, please call the Data Analysis Unit at (720) 913-6014.
Crime Types - Understanding Data Standards
Uniform Crime Reporting (UCR) is the primary data standard used by the FBI to record crime for law enforcement agencies across the United States. It tracks eight primary offenses: murder, rape, robbery, aggravated assault, burglary, theft, auto theft and arson. UCR counts only the highest crime category within an incident. UCR provides a platform to compare crime across jurisdictions.
UCR Crime Types(PDF, 154KB)
National Incident-Based Reporting System (NIBRS) is used by local law enforcement agencies to collect more detailed information about a specific incident. NIBRS collects 46 different crime categories and includes all categories within an incident.
NIBRS Crime Types(PDF, 148KB)
In May 2013 the Denver Police Department implemented the Unified Summons and Complaint (US&C) process. This process unifies multiple types of paper citations, excluding traffic tickets, into an electronic process. That information is transmitted to the Denver Sheriff, County Court, City Attorney and District Attorney through a data exchange platform as needed. As a result of this process a reported offense is generated which was previously not captured in National Incident Based Reporting System (NIBRS).
For comparison purposes, crimes which were captured due to the US&C process were excluded from the data when comparing 2012 to 2013. An additional column has been added to the tables which reflects the actual number of crimes
Crime Statistics Archive