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Murder and Non-Negligent Manslaughter

The classification of this offense is based solely on police investigation as opposed to the determination of a court, medical examiner, coroner, jury or other judicial body.

Number Per Month*
Month Homicides
January 15
February 11
March 10
April 15
May 10
June 9
July 14
August 20
September 14
October 17
November 10
December 15

*Homicides per month do not include statitiscs from Arvada PD, Castle Rock PD, Douglas County Sheriff, Englewood PD, Greeley PD, Johnstown PD and Weld County Sheriff.

 

Total Victims:  174     Total Offenders:  193


Victims
  • One hundred and Nineteen (119) or 68.4% of the homicide victims were male. 
  • Fifty-five (55) or 31.6% of the homicide victims were female.

Offenders

  • One hundred and fifty (150) or 77.7% of the offenders were male. 
  • Ten (10) or 5.2% of the offenders were female. 
  • The remaining thirty-three (33) or 17.1% of the offenders were considered unknown.  (i.e. the age, sex, and race of the offender is not known to law enforcement).

 

Victim Race
Race Victims Percentage
Black 31 17.8%
Indian 3 1.7%
White 139 79.9%
Unknown 1 0.6%
Race of Known Offenders
Race Victims Percentage
Asian 1 0.6%
Black 38 23.8%
Indian 1 0.6%
White 120 75.0%

 

Victim Age
Age Group Number of Victims
Unknown 1
Under 1 year 5
1 to 10 years 6
11 to 17 years 6
18 to 20 years 18
21 to 29 years 50
30 to 39 years 33
40 to 49 years 32
50 to 59 years 10
60 to 69 years 7
70 and Older 6
Age of Known Offenders
Age Group Number of Offenders
Unknown 12
11 to 17 years 6
18 to 20 years 21
21 to 29 years 58
30 to 39 years 26
40 to 49 years 23
50 to 59 years 7
60 to 69 years 5
70 and Older 2

 

Relationship of Homicide Victim to Offender*
Relationship Number of Victims
Acquaintance 56
Boyfriend/Girlfriend 18
Child 10
Child of Boy/Girl Friend 2
Common Law Spouse 2
Employee 1
Friend 9
Grandparent 2
In-Law 1
Other Family Member 2
Otherwise Known 13
Parent 2
Sibling 1
Spouse 18
Stranger 14
Unknown 55

*As there can be multiple victims and/or offenders involved in one incident, the total number of victim to offender relationships can be greater than the total number of victims, offenders or incidents.

 

Homicide by Type of Weapon
Type of Weapon Number of Victims
Firearms 21
Handgun 77
Rifle 6
Shotgun 5
Asphyxiation 3
Blunt Object 10
Fire 2
Hands/Fists/Feet 16
Knife 26
Motor Vehicle 2
Other/Unknown 6
Homicide by Circumstance
Circumstance Number of Victims
Robbery 7
Burglary 3
Drug Violations 12
Ambush/Sniper 2
Argument - Alcohol 22
Argument - Narcotics 1
Argument - Other 53
Gangland Killings 7
Lover's Triangle 2
Other 26
Unknown 39
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