A recent book based on the 1984 murders of an Aurora family points out the work being done by cold case detectives.
Denver police are supposed to use crime and traffic data to inform their decisions about where to direct resources. But they aren't, the city auditor says.
Car thefts are up 50 percent in the state in the last several years, and Pueblo has the second highest number in the country.
Rape, murder, and aggravated assaults were all slightly up last year. But car thefts spiked 20 percent.
A marijuana trafficking ring that raked in about $200,000 a month pretended to be growing weed for sick people but was instead illegally shipping it to other states, the AG said.
More police and security officers, and if the budget allows, security cameras and lowering the book stack shelves, are among the measures planned.
In March, 2013 a state parolee killed the popular head of the Colorado Department of Corrections, Tom Clements, and Nathan Leon, a father of three. Leon's family says his death didn't get the attention it deserved.
Reports of hate-related incidents put the topic front and center last year. But while end-of-year data are not yet available, it's clear that confirmed hate crimes remain relatively low compared to all reported crimes in Colorado.
Blacks make up just 4.2 percent of the state’s population, but account for 12.4 percent of all arrests and summons made in 2015.