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The Back Story with special guest Elise Schmelzer of The Denver Post

March 2, 2022 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm MST

Elise Schmelzer
The Back Story is back! With special guest Elise Schmelzer of The Denver Post. Hosted by Noelle Phillips.

Denver’s homicide rate reached a 25-year high in 2021, and the city’s rising crime rates are a hot topic among politicians. It’s important for Colorado’s journalists to understand the data and learn how to avoid the pitfalls that come when people start shouting about unsafe neighborhoods and how to respond, including with harsher laws and more police spending.

Join The Denver Post’s public safety reporter Elise Schmelzer, who analyzed 35 years of crime data for a January story. We will talk about how she reported the story and what she learned when taking a look at the city’s crime data.