2005 Supplemental Homicide Report

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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
7
March
11
April
10
May
16
June
15
July
15
August
24
September
17
October
19
November
9
December
9

*Homicides per month do not include statistics from Arvada PD and Douglas County Sheriff.

 

Total Victims:  170     Total Offenders:  198


Victims
  • One hundred and nineteen (119) or 70% of the homicide victims were male. 
  • Fifty-one (51) or 30% of the homicide victims were female.

Offenders

  • One hundred and forty-six (146) or 73.7% of the offenders were male. 
  • Nineteen (19) or 9.6% of the offenders were female. 
  • Twenty-three (23) or 11.6 % of the offender's sex was reported as unknown.
  • The remaining ten (10) or 5.1% 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
Asian 3 1.8%
Black 38 22.3%
Indian 2 1.2%
White 124 72.9%
Unknown 3 1.8%
Race of Known Offenders
Race Victims Percentage
Asian 1 1%
Black 48 25%
Indian 0 0
White 114 61%
Unknown 25 13%

 

Victim Age
Age Group Number of Victims
Unknown 6
Under 1 year 0
1 to 10 years 7
11 to 17 years 5
18 to 20 years 23
21 to 29 years 55
30 to 39 years 30
40 to 49 years 20
50 to 59 years 15
60 to 69 years 4
70 and Older 5
Age of Known Offenders
Age Group Number of Offenders
Unknown 41
11 to 17 years 5
18 to 20 years 24
21 to 29 years 50
30 to 39 years 28
40 to 49 years 23
50 to 59 years 13
60 to 69 years 1
70 and Older 3

 

 
Relationship of Homicide Victim to Offender**
Relationship Number of Victims
Acquaintance 41
Boyfriend/Girlfriend 10
Child/Step-child 8
Common-Law Spouse 5
Ex-Spouse 1
Friend 3
Neighbor 1
Other Family Member 3
Otherwise Known 11
Parent/Step-parent 5
Sibling/Step-sibling 1
Spouse 15
Stranger 18
Unknown 74

**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
Blunt Object 8
Firearm 109
Hands/Fists/Feet 6
Knife 28
Motor Vehicle 4
Multiple Weapon 5
Other/Unknown Weapon 10
Homicide by Circumstance
Circumstance Number of Victims
Assault on Law Enforcement Officer 1
Burglary 2
Robbery 1
Drug Related 8
Argument 52
Gang Related 5
Other 29
Unknown 72

 

 
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