Orlando weekly crime report: Theft rises, robbery drops

Orlando weekly crime report: Theft rises, robbery drops
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By Hoodline - Published on March 21, 2019.

The number of crime incidents in Orlando saw an overall increase last week, after a previous decline, according to data from SpotCrime, which collects data from police agencies and validated sources. Incidents rose to 1,170 for the week of March 11, up from 1,081 the week before.

The specific offenses that increased the most were theft and vandalism. Theft rose to 213 incidents last week, from 171 the week before. Vandalism went from 18 to 31.

While somewhat smaller categories, there was also a considerable percentage increase in burglary, from 32 incidents per week to 40, and in shootings, from two to three incidents.

There were 179 reported assault incidents last week. That represents an increase from 173 incidents the previous week.

Among the few types of offenses that saw a downturn last week, reports of robbery went from 10 to two.

There were 702 reports of "other" crimes, an increase of 27 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, 24 involved arrests, such as for drug possession, up from 20 reported arrests the week before.

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

Crime in South Orange went up the most; incidents in the neighborhood have been rising for two weeks in a row. Crime reports in South Semoran also rose, after declining the week before, and incidents in Holden Heights are up considerably as well.

Regarding when most crimes are committed, Mondays, Sundays and Tuesdays produced the most crime incidents last week. The largest increase from the previous week occurred on Tuesdays, Sundays and Saturdays, while incidents on Mondays went down. Comparing times of day, early afternoon, evening 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.

Head to SpotCrime to get free local crime alerts in your area.

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