Orlando weekly crime report: Assault drops, theft rises

Orlando weekly crime report: Assault drops, theft rises
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By Hoodline - Published on March 08, 2019.

The number of crime incidents in Orlando 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 1,143 for the week of Feb. 25, down from 1,173 the week before.

The specific offense that decreased the most was assault, which fell to 158 incidents last week, from 175 the week before.

There were eight reported robbery incidents last week. That represents a steady state from the previous week.

Among the few types of offenses that saw an uptick last week, reports of theft went from 201 to 221. Incidents of vandalism rose from 23 to 29, and burglary went up from 44 to 48.

There were 679 reports of "other" crimes, a decrease of 42 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, 21 involved arrests, such as for drug possession, up from 20 reported arrests the week before.

As far as where crime is concentrated in the city, Holden-Parramore, Florida Center and the Central Business District continued to have the most reported incidents last week.

Holden-Parramore saw the largest decline. Crime reports in South Orange also fell, after increasing the week before, and incidents in Baldwin Park are down considerably as well.

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

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