Cincinnati week in crime: Incidents drop slightly for fifth week in a row

Crime incidents in Cincinnati saw an overall decrease last week, for the fifth week in a row, according to data from SpotCrime, which collects data from police agencies and validated sources. Incidents fell to 331 for the week of Jan. 28, down from 353 the week before.

Theft and assault led the decrease in crime reports. Theft fell to 118 incidents last week, from 132 the week before. Assault went from 99 to 90. Reports of theft have continued to fall for the last five weeks, while assault incidents have been decreasing for the last three weeks.

There were three reported shooting incidents last week. That represents a decrease from five incidents the previous week. There were also 16 incidents of robbery, down from 21 the week before.

Among the few types of offenses that saw an uptick last week, reports of vandalism went from 43 to 49, and burglary rose from 32 to 37.

There were 18 reports of "other" crimes, a decrease of two 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, four involved arrests, such as for drug possession, down from five reported arrests the week before.

In terms of the concentration of crime across the city, Westwood, West Price HIll, and West End had the most reported incidents last week. Westwood was at the top of the list the previous week as well.

Crime in the Central Business District decreased the most. Crime reports in East Price Hill also fell, after increasing the week before, and incidents in South Fairmount are down considerably as well.

Regarding when most crimes are committed, Fridays, Saturdays and Mondays produced the most reported crimes last week and went up the most from last week. The largest decrease from the previous week occurred on Sundays, Wednesdays and Thursdays. Late morning, early afternoon and late afternoon saw the most crime last week.

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