Minneapolis week in crime: Theft drops, burglary rises

Minneapolis week in crime: Theft drops, burglary rises
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By Hoodline - Published on December 28, 2018.

Crime incidents in Minneapolis saw an overall decrease last week, after a previous rise, according to data from SpotCrime, which collects data from police agencies and validated sources. Incidents fell to 213 for the week of Dec. 17, down from 307 the week before.

The offenses that decreased the most were theft and robbery. Theft fell to 135 incidents last week, from 211 the week before. Robbery went from 25 to 12.

There was one reported arson last week. That represents a steady state from the previous week. There were also 20 incidents of assault, down from 30 the week before.

Among the few types of offenses that saw an uptick last week, reports of burglary went from 40 to 44.

SpotCrime data also indicates that one other was made last week, the same number as the week before.

As far as where crime is concentrated in the city, Downtown West, Longfellow, and Marcy Holmes had the most reported incidents last week. Downtown West was at the top of the list the previous week as well.

Whittier saw the largest decline. Crime reports in Ventura Village also fell, after increasing the week before, and incidents in University District are down considerably as well.

Regarding when crime most often occurs, Fridays, Mondays and Saturdays witnessed the most crime incidents last week. The largest decrease from the previous week occurred on Sundays, Thursdays and Fridays. Late afternoon, evening and after midnight continue to see the most crime incidents.

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