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 04, 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 1,185 for the week of March 25, up from 1,161 the week before.

The overall increase in crime incidents was led by theft and vandalism. Theft rose to 211 incidents last week, from 186 the week before. Vandalism went from 26 to 40.

While somewhat smaller categories, there was also a considerable percentage increase in burglary, from 35 incidents per week to 44, and in assault, from 150 to 160 incidents.

Among the few types of offenses that saw a downturn last week, reports of robbery went from 11 to seven, and shootings fell from four to three.

There were 720 reports of "other" crimes, a decrease of 28 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, 25 involved arrests, such as for drug possession, up from 22 reported arrests the week before.

Considering the concentration of crime across the city, Holden-Parramore, Florida Center and Central Business District continued to have the most reported incidents last week.

Kirkman North saw the largest increase. Crime reports in Colonial Town Center also rose, after declining the week before, and incidents in Princeton-Silver Star are up considerably as well.

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

Head to SpotCrime to get free local crime alerts in your area.

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