Cincinnati crime recap: Burglary drops, theft rises in overall steady state

Cincinnati crime recap: Burglary drops, theft rises in overall steady state
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By Hoodline - Published on February 22, 2019.

The number of crime incidents in Cincinnati last week remained roughly even with the week before, according to data from SpotCrime, which collects data from police agencies and validated sources.

The overall decrease in crime incidents was led by burglary and vandalism. Burglary fell to 35 incidents last week, from 62 the week before. Vandalism went from 66 to 58.

Among the few types of offenses that saw an uptick last week, reports of theft went from 145 to 173. Incidents of assault rose from 117 to 122, and robbery went up from eight to 12.

There were 23 reports of "other" crimes, a decrease of six from the previous week. SpotCrime's broad "other" category includes a variety of offenses like fraud, trespassing, public disturbance and traffic violations. Of those incidents, seven involved arrests, such as for drug possession, down from 13 reported arrests the week before.

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

Crime in Mt. Airy decreased the most. Crime reports in West End also fell for a third week, and incidents in West Price Hill are down considerably as well.

Regarding when crime most often occurs, Wednesdays, Thursdays and Mondays witnessed the most reported crimes last week. The largest decrease from the previous week occurred on Sundays, Fridays and Saturdays, while incidents on Mondays, Thursdays and Wednesdays went up. Comparing times of day, early afternoon, late afternoon, and early morning saw the most crime last week.

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