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Crime levels holding steady in Miami: What's the latest in the trend?

The number of crime incidents in Miami 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 515 for the week of April 1, down from 566 the week before.

The offenses that decreased the most were theft and assault. Theft fell to 208 incidents last week, from 231 the week before. Assault went from 116 to 94.

While somewhat smaller categories, there was also a sizable percentage decrease in vandalism, from 12 incidents per week to three, and in burglary, from 23 to 16 incidents.

There were six reported robbery incidents last week. That represents a decrease from seven incidents the previous week.

There were 188 reports of "other" crimes, an increase of 11 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, 40 involved arrests, such as for drug possession, down from 42 reported arrests the week before.

As far as where crime is concentrated in the city, Little Haiti, Little Havana and Downtown had the most reported incidents last week. Little Havana and Downtown were at the top of the list the previous week as well.

Allapattah experienced the largest drop in crime; incidents in the neighborhood have been falling for two weeks in a row. Crime reports in Brickell also fell, after increasing the week before, and incidents in Liberty City are down considerably as well.

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

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