Minneapolis weekly crime report: Theft continues to trend down

Minneapolis weekly crime report: Theft continues to trend down
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By Hoodline - Published on January 02, 2019.

Crime incidents in Minneapolis 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 243 for the week of December 24, down from 250 the week before.

The offenses that decreased the most were theft and burglary. Theft fell to 154 incidents last week, from 162 the week before. Burglary went from 51 to 44. Reports of theft have continued to fall for the last two weeks.

There were 10 reported robbery incidents last week. That represents a decrease from 14 incidents the previous week.

Among the few types of offenses that saw an uptick last week, reports of assault went from 21 to 33, and arson rose from one to two.

Looking at crime patterns in different areas of the city, Downtown West, Longfellow, and Hawthorne had the most reported incidents last week. Downtown West and Longfellow were at the top of the list the previous week as well.

Lind-Bohanon saw the largest decline. Crime reports in Elliot Park also fell for a second week, and incidents in Lyndale are down considerably as well.

Regarding day and time factors, Thursdays, Saturdays and Sundays produced the most reported crimes last week. The largest decrease from the previous week occurred on Fridays, Saturdays and Mondays, while incidents on Thursdays, Sundays and Tuesdays went up. Evening, late afternoon and after midnight saw the most crime last week.

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