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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 14
February 10
March 23
April 10
May 14
June 8
July 12
August 14
September 17
October 14
November 11
December 9

*Homicides per month do not include statistics from Arvada P.D., Douglas County Sheriff, Englewood P.D., Greeley P.D., Lone Tree P.D. and Weld County Sheriff.

 

Total Victims:  168    Total Offenders:  194


Victims
  • One hundred and ten (110) or 65.5% of the homicide victims were male. 
  • Fifty-eight (58) or 34.5% of the homicide victims were female.

Offenders

  • One hundred and thirty-two (132) or 68% of the offenders were male. 
  • Fourteen (14) or 7% of the offenders were female. 
  • The remaining forty-eight (48) or 25% 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
Asian 2 1.2%
Black 31 18.5%
Indian 3 1.8%
White 132 78.5%
Race of Known Offenders
Race Victims Percentage
Asian 5 3.4%
Black 32 22.0%
Indian 4 2.7%
White 104 71.2%
Unknown 1 0.7%

 

Victim Age
Age Group Number of Victims
Unknown 2
Under 1 year 4
1 to 10 years 12
11 to 17 years 5
18 to 20 years 21
21 to 29 years 51
30 to 39 years 23
40 to 49 years 27
50 to 59 years 11
60 to 69 years 4
70 and Older 8
Age of Known Offenders
Age Group Number of Offenders
Unknown 8
11 to 17 years 7
18 to 20 years 28
21 to 29 years 60
30 to 39 years 18
40 to 49 years 14
50 to 59 years 6
60 to 69 years 1
70 and Older 4

 

Relationship of Homicide Victim to Offender*
Relationship Number of Victims
Acquaintance 45
Boyfriend/Girlfriend 7
Child 10
Child of Boy/Girl Friend 4
Ex-Spouse 1
Friend 2
Neighbor 1
Other Family Member 6
Otherwise Known 8
Parent 1
Sibling 3
Spouse 15
Stranger 17
Unknown 84

*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
Asphyxiation 3
Blunt Object 4
Fire 6
Firearm 95
Hands/Fists/Feet 17
Knife 31
Motor Vehicle 6
Other/Unknown 6
Homicide by Circumstance
Circumstance Number of Victims
Arson 4
Burglary 3
Forcible Rape 1
Kidnapping 1
Robbery 5
Drug Deals 5
Argument 56
Gang Related 5
Lover's Quarrel 4
Mercy Killing 1
Other 14
Unknown 69
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