Colorado crime reports rose in 2013

By: Associated Press Email
By: Associated Press Email

DENVER (AP) Crime inched up throughout Colorado last year.

The Denver Post reports that the state saw a 2.1 percent increase in violent crimes and a 1.3 percent climb in property crimes in 2013. That's according to the Colorado Bureau of Investigation's annual crime in Colorado report.

The report showed an overall 1.8 percent increase in reported crime for the year.

Rape crimes showed the highest percent change, up 41.3 percent last year to 2,903 reported. There were 2,055 rapes reported in 2012.

The CBI says the rape increase doesn't represent a crime trend. Rather, it is the result of two offenses being added to data, forcible sodomy and sexual assault with an object.

The number of homicides rose by 12, from 160 to 172. That's a 7.5 percent increase.


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