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Published on March 15, 2019
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The number of crime incidents in Atlanta saw an overall decrease last week, for the third week in a row, according to data from SpotCrime, which collects data from police agencies and validated sources. Incidents fell to 323 for the week of March 4, down from 353 the week before.

The overall decrease in crime incidents was led by theft and burglary. Theft fell to 135 incidents last week, from 149 the week before. Burglary went from 117 to 108. Reports of theft have continued to fall for the last three weeks, while burglary incidents have been decreasing for the last two weeks.

There were 42 reported assault incidents last week. That represents a decrease from 48 incidents the previous week.

Among the few types of offenses that saw an uptick last week, reports of robbery went from 34 to 35.

There were three 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, one involved an arrest, up from zero reported arrests the week before.

As far as where crime is concentrated in the city, Downtown, Midtown and Old Fourth Ward had the most reported incidents last week. Downtown and Midtown were at the top of the list the previous week as well.

Midtown experienced the largest drop in crime. Crime reports in Lindbergh also fell, after increasing the week before, and incidents in Glenrose Heights are down considerably as well.

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

To report a crime in progress or life-threatening emergency, call 911. To report a non-urgent crime or complaint, contact your local police department.

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This story was created automatically using local crime data, then reviewed by an editor. Click here for more about our data sources and local crime methodology. Got thoughts about what we're doing? Go here to share your feedback.

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