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Cincinnati crime recap: Theft and assault drop

Cincinnati crime recap: Theft and assault drop
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By Hoodline - Published on February 28, 2019.

The number of crime incidents in Cincinnati 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 375 for the week of Feb. 18, down from 466 the week before.

The offenses that decreased the most were theft and assault. Theft fell to 167 incidents last week, from 193 the week before. Assault went from 127 to 105.

There were 25 reported burglary incidents last week. That represents a decrease from 41 incidents the previous week. There were also three shooting incidents, down from four the week before.

There were 15 reports of "other" crimes, a decrease of nine 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, six involved arrests, such as for drug possession, down from eight reported arrests the week before.

As far as where crime is concentrated in the city, Westwood, West Price Hill and East Price Hill 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 Walnut Hills decreased the most. Crime reports in CUF also fell, after increasing the week before, and incidents in Over-The-Rhine are down considerably as well.

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

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