Cincinnati weekly crime report: Theft continues to trend down

Crime incidents in Cincinnati saw an overall decrease last week, for the second week in a row, according to data from SpotCrime, which collects data from police agencies and validated sources. Incidents fell to 402 for the week of Jan 7, down from 475 the week before.

The overall decrease in crime incidents was led by theft and vandalism. Theft fell to 136 incidents last week, from 172 the week before. Vandalism went from 77 to 58.

There were 50 reported burglary incidents last week. That represents a decrease from 58 incidents the previous week. There were also four shooting incidents, down from 17 the week before.

Among the few types of offenses that saw an uptick last week, reports of assault went from 112 to 119.

There were 15 reports of "other" crimes, an increase of five from the previous week. SpotCrime's broad "other" category includes a variety of offenses like fraud, trespassing, public disturbance and traffic violations. SpotCrime data also indicates that five arrests were made last week, the same number as the week before.

Looking at crime patterns in different areas of the city, Westwood, West Price HIll and East Price Hill had the most reported incidents last week. Westwood and East Price Hill were at the top of the list the previous week as well.

Westwood experienced the largest drop in crime; incidents in the neighborhood have been falling for two weeks in a row. Crime reports in Corryville also fell, after increasing the week before, and incidents in Over-The-Rhine are down considerably as well.

Regarding when most crimes are committed, Thursdays, Mondays and Tuesdays witnessed the most reported crimes last week. The largest decrease from the previous week occurred on Mondays, Wednesdays and Saturdays, while incidents on Tuesdays, Fridays and went up. Midday, late morning and late afternoon saw the most crime last week.

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