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Minneapolis weekly crime report: Theft drops, burglary rises

Minneapolis weekly crime report: Theft drops, burglary rises
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By Hoodline - Published on January 16, 2019.

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 241 for the week of Jan. 7, down from 266 the week before.

The overall decrease in crime incidents was led by theft and assault. Theft fell to 153 incidents last week, from 174 the week before. The number of assaults went from 32 to 23. Reports of assault have continued to fall for the last two weeks.

There was one reported arson last week. That represents a decrease from three incidents the previous week. There were also 15 incidents of robbery, down from 20 the week before.

Among the few types of offenses that saw an uptick last week, reports of burglary went from 40 to 47.

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

Crime in Downtown West decreased the most. Crime reports in Willard Hay also fell, after increasing the week before, and incidents in Powderhorn Park are down considerably as well.

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

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