Marijuana dispensaries are known vulnerable targets for theft and robberies, and with the increase in marijuana based facilities in Colorado and Washington, many were expecting an uptick in related crimes.It seems as though, the opposite is coming true.
In 2013 there were 147 burglaries and four robberies, and in 2012 there were 170 burglaries and three robberies according to a recent article by the Denver Post. The drop also comes amid an overall decrease in Denver crime this year.
While many attribute the trend to beefed up security systems, the sample size is small. We’ll continue to monitor these trends and hope the positive progress continues.