Atlanta crime remains roughly unchanged: Which offenses are dropping most?

Atlanta crime remains roughly unchanged: Which offenses are dropping most?Photo: iStock
Published on April 12, 2019

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

Burglary led the decrease in crime incidents, falling to 113 incidents last week, from 132 the week before.

Among the few types of offenses that saw an uptick last week, reports of assault went from 47 to 60. Incidents of robbery rose from 31 to 35, and theft went up from 203 to 206.

There were two reports of "other" crimes, even with the previous week. SpotCrime's broad "other" category includes a variety of offenses like fraud, trespassing, public disturbance and traffic violations.

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

Sylvan Hills saw the largest decline. Crime reports in Lindbergh also fell, after increasing the week before, and incidents in Bolton are down considerably as well.

Regarding when most crimes are committed, Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays saw the most reported crimes last week. The largest decrease from the previous week occurred on Sundays, Mondays and Fridays, while incidents on Saturdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays went up. Comparing times of day, after midnight, late morning and late night 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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