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Cincinnati crime dropping: Which offenses are leading the trend?

Cincinnati crime dropping: Which offenses are leading the trend?
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By Hoodline - Published on May 30, 2019.

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 493 for the week of May 20, down from 563 the week before.

The offenses that decreased the most were theft and robbery. Theft fell to 161 incidents last week, from 196 the week before. Robbery went from 25 to 11.

While somewhat smaller categories, there was also a notable percentage decrease in burglary, from 56 incidents per week to 46, and in vandalism, from 87 to 77 incidents.

Among the few types of offenses that saw an uptick last week, reports of assault went from 160 to 170, and shootings rose from eight to nine.

There were 19 reports of "other" crimes, a decrease of 11 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, three involved arrests, such as for drug possession, down from eight reported arrests the week before.

As far as where crime is concentrated in the city, Westwood, East Price Hill and the Central Business District had the most reported incidents last week. Westwood and East Price Hill were at the top of the list the previous week as well.

Clifton experienced the largest drop in crime. Crime reports in Westwood also fell, after increasing the week before, and incidents in Bond Hill are down considerably as well.

Regarding when crime most often occurs, Monday, Wednesday and Friday had the most reported crimes last week. The largest decrease from the previous week occurred on Thursday, Sunday and Tuesday, while incidents on Monday, Wednesday and Friday went up. Comparing times of day, after midnight, late night and evening saw the most crime last week.

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