Atlanta crime declining: Which offenses are leading the trend?

Atlanta crime declining: Which offenses are leading the trend?
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By Hoodline - Published on May 16, 2019.

The number of crime incidents in Atlanta 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 475 for the week of May 6, down from 494 the week before.

The overall decrease in crime reports was led by assault and robbery. Assault fell to 48 incidents last week from 60 the week before. Robbery dropped from 41 to 36. Reports of robbery have continued to fall for the last two weeks.

While a somewhat smaller category, there was also a sizable percentage decrease in burglary, from 126 incidents per week to 122.

Among the few types of offenses that saw an uptick last week, reports of theft went from 265 to 268.

There was one report in the general "other" category, a decrease of one from the previous week. SpotCrime's broad "other" category includes a variety of offenses like fraud, trespassing, public disturbance and traffic violations.

As far as where crime is concentrated in the city, Downtown, Midtown and Lindbergh had the most reported incidents last week. Downtown and Midtown were at the top of the list the previous week as well.

Mechanicsville experienced the largest drop in crime. Crime reports in the English Avenue also fell, after increasing the week before, and incidents in Marietta Street Artery are down considerably as well.

Regarding when crime most often occurs, Monday, Thursday and Wednesday saw the most crime incidents last week. The largest decrease from the previous week occurred on Sunday, Friday and Tuesday, while incidents on Monday and Thursday increased. Comparing times of day, after midnight, early afternoon and evening saw the most crime last week.

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