Atlanta crime increasing, which offenses are growing most?

Atlanta crime increasing, which offenses are growing most?
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By Hoodline - Published on April 04, 2019.

The number of crime incidents in Atlanta saw an overall increase last week, for the third week in a row, according to data from SpotCrime, which collects data from police agencies and validated sources. Incidents rose to 416 for the week of March 25, up from 387 the week before.

The offenses that increased the most were burglary and assault. Burglary rose to 132 incidents last week, from 110 the week before. Assault went from 41 to 47. Reports of burglary have continued to grow for the last two weeks.

While a somewhat smaller category, there was also a sizable percentage increase in theft, from 197 incidents per week to 203.

Among the few types of offenses that saw a downturn last week, reports of robbery went from 38 to 31.

There were three 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, one involved an arrest, up from zero reported arrest the week before.

Considering the concentration of crime across the city, the Downtown, Midtown and Sylvan Hills had the most reported incidents last week. the Downtown and Midtown were at the top of the list the previous week as well.

Regarding day and time factors, Sundays, Tuesdays and Thursdays produced the most crime incidents last week. The largest increase from the previous week occurred on Thursdays, Tuesdays and Sundays, while incidents on Fridays and Saturdays went down. Comparing times of day, after midnight, late night and early 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.

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