2009 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 of Incidents Per Month*
Month
Homicides
January
14
February
12
March
12
April
11
May
16
June
16
July
13
August
9
September
12
October
10
November
17
December
13

*Does not include the homicides reported by the Boulder and Fountain Police Departments and the Rio Grande County Sheriff's Office as these agencies reported quarterly or year-end statistics.

Total Victims:  169     Total Offenders: 
231


Victims
  • One Hundred and Twenty (120) or 71% of the homicide victims were male. 
  • Forty-nine (49) or 29% of the homicide victims were female.

Offenders

  • One Hundred and Eight-eight (188) or 81.4% or of the offenders were male. 
  • Twenty-eight (28) or 12.1% of the offenders were female. 
  • One (1) or 0.4% of the offender's sex was reported as unknown.
  • The remaining fourteen (14) or 6.1% 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/Pacific Islander 1 0.6%
Black 29 17.2%
American Indian/ Alaskan Native
0 0%
White
136 80.5%
Unknown 3 1.7%
 
Race of Known Offenders
Race Victims Percentage
Asian/Pacific Islander 1 0.5%
Black 51 23.5%
American Indian/ Alaskan Native 0 0%
White 158 72.8%
Unknown 7 3.2%
 
Victim Age
Age Group Number of Victims
Unknown 6
Under 10 Years 9
11 to 17 years 5
18 to 21 years 21
22 to 29 years 34
30 to 39 years 37
40 to 49 years 28
50 to 59 years 15
60 to 69 years 8
70 and Older 6
 
Age of Known Offenders
Age Group Number of Offenders
Unknown 10
11 to 17 years 9
18 to 21 years 45
22 to 29 years 60
30 to 39 years 46
40 to 49 years 27
50 to 59 years 13
60 to 69 years 5
70 and Older 2
 
Relationship of Homicide Victim to Offender**
Relationship Number of Victims
Acquaintance 34
Babysittee 1
Boyfriend/Girlfriend 10
Child/Step-child 13
Child of Boyfriend/Girlfriend 0
Common Law Spouse 1
Employee 2
Employer 1
Ex-Spouse 5
Friend 8
Grandchild 1
In-Law 1
Neighbor 5
Other Family Member 2
Otherwise Known 9
Parent/Step-parent 6
Sibling/Step-sibling 2
Spouse 14
Stranger 38
Unknown Relationship 14
Unknown Offender 65

**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
Commercial/Public Office Building 1
Convenience Store 1
Field/Woods 7
Highway/Road/Alley/Street 28
Hotel/Motel 5
Liquor Store 1
Other or Unknown Location 4
Parking Lot/Garage 17
Residence/Home/Apartment 64
Restaurant/Cafeteria 1
Specialty Store 1

***The Homicides by location do not include the Homicides reported by the Alamosa, Boulder, Edgewater, Englewood, Evans, Firestone, Fountain, Lafayette, Loveland, and Thornton Police Departments, and the Pueblo and Rio Grande County Sheriff's Offices. 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 4
Blunt Object 10
Drugs/Narcotics 1
Fire/Incendiary Device 1
Firearm 94
Knife/Cutting Instrument 23
Motor Vehicle 1
Other Weapon 4
Personal Weapons 20
Unknown Weapon 11
 
By Circumstance Number of Victims
Argument 58
Assault on Law Enforcement Officer 1
Drug Related 3
Gang Related 7
Other Circumstances 23
Other Felony Crime Involved 4
Unknown Circumstances 73

 

 
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