Continued Collaborative Efforts with City Partners Results in Safety Improvements

April 3, 2024

As champions of Downtown Denver, the Downtown Denver Partnership works with our partners to ensure that our city center is a clean, safe, welcoming place for all. Collaborative efforts like Together We Will and House1000 have made major impacts on downtown, and we’re proud to join with the Denver Police Department to highlight progress made in 2023 that is only continuing in 2024. 

Denver Police Department reports the following year-over-year (2022 to 2023) progress in the Central Business District and Union Station neighborhood: 

  • An 11.7% decrease in violent crime  
  • A 38% decrease in property crime 
  • A 29.5% decrease in auto thefts throughout District 6 

Within the 120-block Downtown Denver Business Improvement District, BID-issued citations also dropped from 2022 to 2023: 

  • A 53% decrease in public intoxication  
  • An 18% decrease in public use of drugs  
  • A 20% decrease in unauthorized camping  
  • An overall 13% decrease of security tickets in general  

Continuing on this progress in the year ahead, Denver Police Department plans to add over 150 new police recruits in 2024 and put Denver on the path to meet the full authorized strength of the police department and improve ability to respond to 911 calls and follow up on investigations across the city  

We’re grateful to the Denver Police Department’s continued efforts to maintain the safety of our city and to our partners across sectors for doing your part to keep our city safe and welcoming for all.