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Crime trending up in Orlando: What's the latest in the trend?

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

The number of crime incidents in Orlando 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 1,302 for the week of April 15, up from 1,182 the week before.

The specific offenses that increased the most were theft and burglary. Theft rose to 244 incidents last week, from 198 the week before. Burglary went from 40 to 52. Reports of burglary have continued to grow for the last two weeks.

While somewhat smaller categories, there was also a considerable percentage increase in assault, from 184 incidents per week to 190, and in robbery, from nine to 10 incidents.

There were 34 reported vandalism incidents last week. That represents a steady state from the previous week.

Among the few types of offenses that saw a downturn last week, shootings went from four to two.

There were 770 reports of "other" crimes, an increase of 59 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, 24 involved arrests, such as for drug possession, up from 21 reported arrests the week before.

As far as where crime is concentrated in the city, Holden-Parramore, Florida Center and the Central Business District had the most reported incidents last week. Holden-Parramore and Florida Center were at the top of the list the previous week as well.

Crime in College Park went up the most; incidents in the neighborhood have been rising for two weeks in a row. Crime reports in the Central Business District also rose, after declining the week before, and incidents in Florida Center are up considerably as well.

Regarding day and time factors, Fridays, Mondays and Tuesdays saw the most crime incidents last week. The largest increase from the previous week occurred on Fridays, Mondays and Tuesdays, while incidents on Sundays went down. Comparing times of day, evening, late night and late morning saw the most crime last week.

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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.