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Orlando crime increasing: Which offenses are on the rise?

Orlando crime increasing: Which offenses are on the rise?
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By Hoodline - Published on April 11, 2019.

The number of crime incidents in Orlando saw an overall increase last week, for the second week in a row, according to data from SpotCrime, which collects data from police agencies and validated sources. Incidents rose to 1,256 for the week of April 1, up from 1,186 the week before.

The specific offenses that increased the most were assault and robbery. Assault rose to 201 incidents last week, from 160 the previous week. Robbery went from seven to 14. Reports of assault have continued to grow for the last two weeks.

There were four reported shooting 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 vandalism went from 40 to 21. Incidents of burglary fell from 44 to 32, and theft went down from 211 to 205.

There were 779 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, 27 involved arrests, such as for drug possession, up from 25 reported arrests the week before.

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

Central Business District saw the largest increase. Crime reports in Holden-Parramore also rose, after declining the week before, and incidents in Rock Lake are up considerably as well.

Regarding day and time factors, Mondays, Fridays and Thursdays saw the most reported crimes last week. The largest increase from the previous week occurred on Mondays, Wednesdays and Tuesdays, while incidents on Saturdays and Sundays went down. Comparing times of day, late afternoon, evening and midday 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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