The number of crime incidents in Cincinnati 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 429 for the week of March 25, down from 817 the week before.
The offenses that decreased the most were assault and theft. Assault fell to 120 incidents last week, from 278 the week before. Theft went from 290 to 190.
While somewhat smaller categories, there was also a sizable percentage decrease in vandalism, from 129 incidents per week to 55, and in robbery, from 37 to 11 incidents.
There were 29 reported burglary incidents last week. That represents a decrease from 48 incidents the previous week. There was also one shooting incident, down from three the week before.
There were 23 reports of "other" crimes, a decrease of nine 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, down from 11 reported arrests the week before.
As far as where crime is concentrated in the city, Westwood, West Price Hill and Over-The-Rhine had the most reported incidents last week. Westwood and Over-The-Rhine were at the top of the list the previous week as well.
Regarding when most crimes are committed, Mondays, Thursdays and Wednesdays saw the most crime incidents last week. The largest decrease from the previous week occurred on Fridays, Wednesdays and Sundays, while incidents on Mondays went up. Comparing times of day, mid-day, evening and late morning saw the most crime last week.
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