Traffic Accidents

Last updated 3/20/2019


This dataset includes accidents 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). 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. Accident data is updated Monday through Friday.


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About Accident Data

The Denver Police Department strives to make accident data as accurate as possible, but there is no avoiding the introduction of errors into this process, which relies on data furnished by many people and that cannot always be verified. Data on this site are updated Monday through Friday, adding new incidents and updating existing data with information gathered through the investigative process.

Not surprisingly, accident data become more accurate over time, as new crashes are reported and more information comes to light during investigations.

Accidents that occurred at least 30 days ago tend to be the most accurate, although records are returned for incidents that happened yesterday. This dynamic nature of accident data means that content provided here today will probably differ from content provided a week from now. Likewise, content provided on this site will probably differ somewhat from crime statistics published elsewhere by the City and County of Denver, even though they draw from the same database.

The Denver Police Department completes accident reports if there is $1,000 or greater in damage, an injury or fatality or drug/alcohol involvement. If the accident is classified as a counter report it is sent to the State without being entered into the database.

About Accident Locations

Accident locations reflect the approximate locations of the crash but are not mapped to actual location of the accident. Certain accidents may not appear on maps if there is insufficient detail to establish a specific, mappable location.


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Traffic Accidents - Shapefile shp Download
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Author City and County of Denver, Denver Police Department / Data Analysis Unit
Maintainer City and County of Denver, Technology Services / DenverGIS Data
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