Cincinnati crime reports fall in April

The number of crime incidents in Cincinnati saw an overall decline last month, after a previous rise, according to data from SpotCrime, which collects data from police agencies and validated sources.

Incidents fell by about 10 percent from 2,320 in March to 2,072 in April.

Most types of crimes decreased this month, led by theft and assault. Theft fell from 871 reported incidents in March to 710 in April. Assault incidents went from 696 to 659 for the month, or a 5.3 percent decrease.

While somewhat smaller categories, there was also a considerable percentage decrease last month in robbery, from 81 incidents per month to 72, and in vandalism, from 362 to 352. Robbery reports have decreased since the same month last year, while vandalism incidents have declined.

There were 159 burglary reports last month and 21 shooting incidents. Burglary incidents dropped from 165 offenses the previous month, while shooting reports decreased by one incidents.

When it comes to crime patterns in different areas of the city, Over-The-Rhine, West Price Hill and Avondale saw the largest decline from March to April. Hyde Park, Roselawn and Pleasant Ridge also saw considerable percentage decreases in crime offenses for the month, although they continue to have lower overall crime levels.

Mondays, Tuesdays and Thursdays saw the most reported crimes last month. The largest decrease from the previous month occurred on Wednesdays, Fridays and Saturdays, while incidents on Mondays, Thursdays and Tuesdays went up. Comparing times of day, late afternoon, early afternoon and evening saw the most crime last month on average each day.

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