Factoid: Number of homicides in Denver last 5 years

2009: 49 total; six in first quarter

2010: 41 total; eight in first quarter

2011: 49 total; nine in first quarter

2012: 42 total; 10 in first quarter

2013: 48 total; 14 in first quarter

2014: 8 so far in first quarter

Sharp drop in homicides in Denver so far this year – The Denver Post 

1993: 73 total in what was called the “summer of violence.”  There were 95 homicides in Denver in 1992.  Perception trumps reality every time.

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