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Crime going down in Cincinnati: What's the latest in the trend?

Crime going down in Cincinnati: What's the latest in the trend?
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By Hoodline - Published on April 12, 2019.

The number of crime incidents in Cincinnati saw an overall decrease last week, for the second week in a row, according to data from SpotCrime, which collects data from police agencies and validated sources. Incidents fell to 374 for the week of April 1, down from 478 the week before.

Theft and burglary led the decrease in crime reports. Theft fell to 127 incidents last week, from 215 the week before. Burglary went from 35 to 22.

While a somewhat smaller category, there was also a considerable percentage decrease in vandalism, from 64 incidents per week to 55.

Among the few types of offenses that saw an uptick last week, reports of robbery went from 11 to 19. Incidents of assault rose from 128 to 135, and shootings went up from two to five.

There were 11 reports of "other" crimes, a decrease of 12 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, six involved arrests, such as for drug possession, down from seven reported arrests the week before.

As far as where crime is concentrated in the city, Westwood, East Price Hill 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.

Crime in West Price Hill decreased the most; incidents in the neighborhood have been falling for two weeks in a row. Crime reports in South Fairmount also fell, after increasing the week before, and incidents in Over-The-Rhine are down considerably as well.

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