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Crime declining in Cincinnati: What's the latest in the trend?

Crime declining in Cincinnati: What's the latest in the trend?
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By Hoodline - Published on April 25, 2019.

The number of crime incidents in Cincinnati 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 432 for the week of April 15, down from 475 the week before.

The overall decrease in crime incidents was led by vandalism and theft. Vandalism fell to 71 incidents last week, from 94 the week before. Theft went from 164 to 143.

While somewhat smaller categories, there was also a sizable percentage decrease in robbery, from 18 incidents per week to 10, and in shootings, from seven to five incidents.

Among the few types of offenses that saw an uptick last week, reports of assault went from 142 to 154, and burglary rose from 28 to 30.

There were 19 reports of "other" crimes, a decrease of three 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, five involved arrests, such as for drug possession, down from seven reported arrests the week before.

Considering the concentration of crime across the city, Westwood, Walnut Hills and the Central Business District had the most reported incidents last week. Westwood was at the top of the list the previous week as well.

West End saw the largest decline. Crime reports in Mt. Airy also fell, after increasing the week before, and incidents in Evanston are down considerably as well.

Regarding when crime most often occurs, Thursdays, Mondays and Wednesdays produced the most crime incidents last week. The largest decrease from the previous week occurred on Sundays, Saturdays and Fridays, while incidents on Thursdays, Tuesdays and Mondays went up. Comparing times of day, early afternoon, evening and late afternoon continue to see the most crime incidents.

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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This story was created automatically using local crime data, then reviewed by an editor. Click here for more about our data sources and local crime methodology. Got thoughts about what we're doing? Go here to share your feedback.