Crime Rates

By: Associated Press
By: Associated Press

FBI analysts says violent crime is down in Denver in the first half of this year, but the rate of crimes such as murder and rape is up in other Colorado cities.

According to those FBI statistics, violent crime is up in Aurora, Lakewood and Colorado Springs.

Colorado Springs is showing the highest jump, up nearly 20 percent from last year. That increase is largely due to more robberies and aggravated assaults.

Meanwhile, the violent crime rate is Pueblo, Denver and the Denver suburbs of Thornton and Westminster is down. And across the state, property crimes are down in virtually every city surveyed.

(Copyright 2006 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

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