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With crime on a slight decline in Orlando, what's the latest in the trend?

With crime on a slight decline in Orlando, what's the latest in the trend?
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By Hoodline - Published on March 27, 2019.

The number of crime incidents in Orlando the week of March 18 remained roughly even with the week before, according to data from SpotCrime, which collects data from police agencies and validated sources.

The overall decrease in crime incidents was led by assault and theft. Assault fell to 150 incidents last week, from 179 the week before. Theft went from 213 to 186.

While somewhat smaller categories, there was also a sizable percentage decrease in vandalism, from 31 incidents per week to 26, and in burglary, from 40 to 35 incidents.

Among the few types of offenses that saw an uptick last week, reports of robbery went from two to 11. Incidents of arson rose from zero to one, and shootings went up from three to four.

There were 748 reports of "other" crimes, an increase of 46 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, 22 involved arrests, such as for drug possession, down from 24 reported arrests the week before.

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

South Orange experienced the largest drop in crime. Crime reports in Kirkman North also fell, after increasing the week before, and incidents in Millenia are down considerably as well.

Regarding day and time factors, Wednesdays, Saturdays and Mondays produced the most reported crimes last week. The largest decrease from the previous week occurred on Tuesdays, Sundays and Mondays, while incidents on Wednesdays, Thursdays and Fridays went up. Comparing times of day, evening, mid-day 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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