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Cincinnati crime recap: Theft rises, assault drops

Cincinnati crime recap: Theft rises, assault drops
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By Hoodline - Published on March 15, 2019.

The number of crime incidents in Cincinnati stayed essentially steady last week, after a previous decline, according to data from SpotCrime, which collects data from police agencies and validated sources. Incidents were at 353 for the week of March 4, up from 342 the week before.

The specific offenses that increased the most were theft and robbery. Theft rose to 122 incidents last week, from 115 the week before. Robbery went from 10 to 15. Reports of robbery have continued to grow for the last two weeks.

While a somewhat smaller category, there was also aincrease in burglary, from 31 incidents per week to 35.

There were three reported shooting incidents last week. That represents a steady state from the previous week. There were also 50 incidents of vandalism.

Among the few types of offenses that saw a downturn last week, reports of assault went from 106 to 99.

There were 29 reports of "other" crimes, an increase 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, nine involved arrests, such as for drug possession, down from 12 reported arrests the week before.

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

Regarding when crime most often occurs, Mondays, Fridays and Saturdays witnessed the most reported crimes last week. The largest increase from the previous week occurred on Saturdays, Fridays and Mondays, while incidents on Sundays, Wednesdays and Tuesdays went down. Comparing times of day, early afternoon, midday and late morning 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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