Cincinnati crime holds steady in February; theft rises, robbery drops

Cincinnati crime holds steady in February; theft rises, robbery drops
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By Hoodline - Published on March 07, 2019.

The number of crime incidents in Cincinnati last month remained roughly unchanged from the month before, according to data from SpotCrime, which collects data from police agencies and validated sources.

Incidents rose by 0.7 percent, from 1,695 in January to 1,707 in February.

Most types of crimes decreased this month, led by theft and vandalism. Theft rose from 628 reported incidents in January to 662 in February. Vandalism incidents went from 231 to 254 for the month, or about a 1 percent increase.

Among the few types of offenses that saw a downturn last month, robbery reports went from 75 to 41. Shooting incidents fell from 25 to 14, and assault incidents went down from 466 to 457.

Considering the concentration of crime across the city, Central Business District, East Price Hill and West End saw the largest increase from January to February.

Fridays, Saturdays and Mondays produced the most crime incidents last month. The largest increase from the previous month occurred on Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays, while incidents on Wednesdays, Tuesdays and Thursdays went down. Comparing times of day, early afternoon, late morning and late afternoon saw the most crime last month on average each day.

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