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

The number of crime incidents in Cincinnati saw an overall increase last week, after a previous decline, according to data from SpotCrime, which collects data from police agencies and validated sources. Incidents rose to 429 for the week of April 8, up from 413 the week before.

The specific offenses that increased the most were vandalism and shootings. Vandalism rose to 81 incidents last week, from 61 the week before. Shootings went from five to six. Shootings have continued to grow for the last two weeks.

There were 24 reported burglary incidents last week. That represents a steady state from the previous week.

Among the few types of offenses that saw a downturn last week, reports of assault went from 143 to 135. Incidents of robbery fell from 20 to 16, and theft went down from 148 to 145.

There were 22 reports of "other" crimes, an increase of 10 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, seven involved arrests, such as for drug possession, up from six reported arrests the week before.

As far as where crime is concentrated in the city, Westwood, West End and CUF had the most reported incidents last week. Westwood was at the top of the list the previous week as well.

Crime in West End went up the most. Crime reports in CUF also rose, after declining the week before, and incidents in South Fairmount are up considerably as well.

Regarding when crime most often occurs, Wednesdays, Mondays and Fridays witnessed the most reported crimes last week. The largest increase from the previous week occurred on Mondays, Wednesdays and Tuesdays, while incidents on Saturdays, Sundays and Fridays went down. Comparing times of day, early afternoon, late afternoon and late morning saw the most crime last week.

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