Atlanta crime increasing, which offenses are rising most?

Atlanta crime increasing, which offenses are rising most?
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By Hoodline - Published on May 09, 2019.

The number of crime incidents in Atlanta saw an overall increase last week, for the third week in a row, according to data from SpotCrime, which collects data from police agencies and validated sources. Incidents rose to 494 for the week of April 29, up from 469 the week before.

The overall increase in crime reports was led by theft and assault. Theft rose to 265 incidents last week, from 240 the week before. Assault went from 52 to 60.

There were 126 reported burglary 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 robbery went from 48 to 41.

There were two reports of "other" crimes, 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.

Considering the concentration of crime across the city, Midtown, Downtown and Old Fourth Ward had the most reported incidents last week. Midtown and Downtown were at the top of the list the previous week as well.

Crime in Midtown went up the most; incidents in the neighborhood have been rising for two weeks in a row. Crime reports in Grove Park also rose, after declining the week before, and incidents in Piedmont Heights are up considerably as well.

Regarding when most crimes are committed, Sunday, Wednesday and Friday witnessed the most crime incidents last week and the previous week. Comparing times of day, after midnight, early morning and early afternoon saw the most crime last week.

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