Cincinnati weekly crime report: Incidents drop for fourth week in a row

Crime incidents in Cincinnati saw an overall decrease last week, for the fourth week in a row, according to data from SpotCrime, which collects data from police agencies and validated sources. Incidents fell to 342 for the week of Jan. 21, down from 358 the week before.

Assault and theft led the decrease in crime reports. Assault fell to 98 incidents last week, from 110 the week before. Theft went from 134 to 124. Reports of theft have continued to fall for the last four weeks, while assault incidents have been decreasing for the last two weeks.

There were 32 reported burglary incidents last week. That represents a decrease from 41 incidents the previous week. There were also 41 incidents of vandalism, down from 42 the week before.

Among the few types of offenses that saw an uptick last week, reports of robbery went from 12 to 21. Incidents of arson rose from zero to one, and shootings went up from four to five.

There were 20 reports of "other" crimes, an increase of five 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, five involved arrests, such as for drug possession, up from three reported arrests the week before.

As far as where crime is concentrated in the city, East Price Hill, Westwood, and Central Business District had the most reported incidents last week. Westwood was at the top of the list the previous week as well.

Westwood saw the largest decline. Crime reports in Avondale also fell, after increasing the week before, and incidents in Over-The-Rhine are down considerably as well.

Regarding when crime most often occurs, Wednesdays, Tuesdays and Fridays saw the most crime incidents last week. The largest decrease from the previous week occurred on Mondays, Tuesdays and Thursdays, while incidents on Wednesdays, Sundays and went up. late afternoon, late morning and evening saw the most crime last week.

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