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 238 for the week of Dec. 31, down from 261 the week before.
The overall decrease in crime reports was led by burglary and theft. Burglary fell to 32 incidents last week, from 46 the week before. Theft went from 169 to 156. Reports of burglary have continued to fall for the last two weeks.
There were 32 reported assault incidents last week. That represents a decrease from 33 incidents the previous week.
Among the few types of offenses that saw an uptick last week, reports of robbery went from 10 to 18.
Considering the concentration of crime across the city, Downtown West, Willard Hay, and Longfellow had the most reported incidents last week. Downtown West and Longfellow were at the top of the list the previous week as well.
Central experienced the largest drop in crime. Crime reports in Marcy Holmes also fell, after increasing the week before, and incidents in Ventura Village are down considerably as well.
Regarding when most crimes are committed, Tuesdays, Thursdays and Sundays witnessed the most reported crimes last week. The largest decrease from the previous week occurred on Saturdays, Sundays and Fridays, while incidents on Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Mondays went up. After midnight, late afternoon and late night saw the most crime last week.
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