2008 Supplemental Homicide Report

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Negligent Manslaughter Report | Justifiable Homicide Report


Murder and Non-Negligent Manslaughter

The willful killing of one human being by another.
(FBI Uniform Crime Reporting Definition)

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
18
February
11
March
9
April
11
May
11
June
15
July
15
August
10
September
11
October
11
November
16
December
11

*Does not include the homicides from Douglas County Sheriff and Windsor PD

Total Victims:  151     Total Offenders: 
185


Victims
  • One Hundred and Three (103) or 68% of the homicide victims were male. 
  • Forty-eight (48) or 32% of the homicide victims were female.

Offenders

  • One Hundred and Fifty-five (155) or 84% or of the offenders were male. 
  • Nineteen (19) or 10% of the offenders were female. 
  • Six (6) or 3% of the offender's sex was reported as unknown.
  • The remaining five (5) or 3% 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 0 0%
Black 28 19%
Indian 2 1%
White 117 77%
Unknown 4 3%
 
Race of Known Offenders
Race Victims Percentage
Asian 1 0.5%
Black 45 25.0%
Indian 1 0.5%
White 126 70.0%
Unknown 7 4.0%
 
Victim Age
Age Group Number of Victims
Unknown 1
Under 10 Years 15
11 to 17 years 2
18 to 21 years 22
22 to 29 years 33
30 to 39 years 27
40 to 49 years 23
50 to 59 years 13
60 to 69 years 12
70 and Older 3
 
Age of Known Offenders
Age Group Number of Offenders
Unknown 22
11 to 17 years 6
18 to 21 years 30
22 to 29 years 53
30 to 39 years 38
40 to 49 years 21
50 to 59 years 6
60 to 69 years 3
70 and Older 1
 
Relationship of Homicide Victim to Offender**
Relationship Number of Victims
Acquaintance 30
Babysittee 2
Boyfriend/Girlfriend 11
Child/Step-child 11
Child of Boyfriend/Girlfriend 4
Employer 1
Ex-Spouse 3
Friend 3
Neighbor 3
Other Family Member 1
Otherwise Known 22
Parent/Step-parent 6
Sibling/Step-sibling 1
Spouse 9
Stranger 34
Unknown Relationship 49
Unknown Offender 6

**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.

 
Location of Homicides ***
Location Number of Victims
Bar/Nightclub 5
Convenience Store 1
Field/Woods 4
Highway/Road/Alley/Street 28
Hotel/Motel 2
Liquor Store 1
Other or Unknown Location 4
Parking Lot/Garage 13
Residence/Home/Apartment 78

***The Homicides by location do not include the Homicides reported by the Alamosa P.D., Boulder County Sheriff, Douglas County Sheriff, Englewood P.D., La Plata County Sheriff, Loveland P.D., Pueblo County Sheriff, Pueblo P.D., Thornton P.D., and Windsor P.D.. These agencies reported UCR Summary data and the location where the Homicide occurred is not available with this reporting method.

 
By Type of Weapon Number of Victims
Asphyxiation 1
Automatic Firearm 2
Blunt Object 2
Drugs/Narcotics 3
Fire/Incendiary Device 1
Firearm 83
Knife/Cutting Instrument 29
Multiple Weapons 4
Other Weapon 3
Personal Weapons 17
Unknown Weapon 6
 
By Circumstance Number of Victims
Argument 49
Drug Related 1
Gang Related 3
Other Circumstances 29
Other Felony Crime Involved 2
Unknown Circumstances 67

 

 
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