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Fort Lauderdale weekly crime report: incidents slightly drop overall

The number of crime incidents in Fort Lauderdale 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 158 for the week of Feb. 4, down from 171 the week before.

One specific offense that decreased was burglary, which fell to one incident last week, from two the week before.

Last week, there was one reported assault. That indicates assaults have remained steady during the last two weeks.

Among the few types of offenses that saw upticks last week, shootings increased from zero to one.

There were 155 reports of "other" crimes, a decrease of 13 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, 152 involved arrests, such as for drug possession, down from 166 reported arrests the week before.

Considering the concentration of crime across the city, Lauderdale Manors, Sailboat Bend and Flagler Heights had the most reported incidents last week.

Home Beautiful Park experienced the largest drop in crime. Crime reports in Central Beach Alliance also fell, after increasing the week before, and incidents downtown are down considerably as well.

Regarding when most crimes are committed, Thursday, Monday and Wednesday saw the most reported crimes last week. The largest decrease from the previous week occurred on Saturday, Wednesday and Friday, while incidents on Monday, Tuesday and Thursday went up. Comparing times of day, late morning, after midnight and early afternoon saw the most crime last week.

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