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Published on March 14, 2019
Orlando week in crime: Theft drops, assault risesPhoto: iStock

The number of crime incidents in Orlando saw an overall decrease last week, for the second week in a row, according to data from SpotCrime, which collects data from police agencies and validated sources. Incidents fell to 1,081 for the week of March 4, down from 1,143 the week before.

The overall decrease in crime incidents was led by theft and burglary. Theft fell to 171 incidents last week, from 221 the week before. Burglary went from 48 to 32.

There were 18 reported vandalism incidents last week. That represents a decrease from 29 incidents the previous week.

Among the few types of offenses that saw an uptick last week, reports of assault went from 158 to 173. Incidents of robbery rose from eight to 10, and shootings went up from zero to two.

There were 675 reports of "other" crimes, a decrease of four 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, 20 involved arrests, such as for drug possession, down from 21 reported arrests the week before.

Considering the concentration of crime across the city, Holden-Parramore, Central Business District and Florida Center continued to have the most reported incidents last week.

Callahan saw the largest decline. Crime reports in Park Lake-Highland also fell, after increasing the week before, and incidents in South Semoran are down considerably as well.

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