Cincinnati crime rising: Which offenses are leading the trend?

Cincinnati crime rising: Which offenses are leading the trend?
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By Hoodline - Published on May 08, 2019.

The number of crime incidents in Cincinnati saw an overall increase last week, after a previous decline, according to data from SpotCrime, which collects data from police agencies and validated sources. Incidents rose to 579 for the week of April 22, up from 464 the week before.

Theft and burglary led the increase in crime incidents. Theft rose to 197 incidents last week, from 157 the week before. Burglary went from 33 to 58. Reports of burglary have continued to grow for the last three weeks.

While somewhat smaller categories, there was also a sizable percentage increase in robbery, from 10 incidents per week to 22, and in assault, from 160 to 177 incidents.

There were 89 reported vandalism incidents last week. That represents an increase from 78 incidents the previous week.

Among the few types of offenses that saw a downturn last week, shootings went from five to two.

There were 34 reports of "other" crimes, an increase of 13 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, six involved arrests, such as for drug possession, down from seven reported arrests the week before.

Considering the concentration of crime across the city, Westwood, East Price Hill and Walnut Hills had the most reported incidents last week. Westwood and Walnut Hills were at the top of the list the previous week as well.

Westwood saw the largest increase; incidents in the neighborhood have been rising for four weeks in a row. Crime reports in Evanston also rose, after declining the week before, and incidents in South Fairmount are up considerably as well.

Regarding when most crimes are committed, Thursday, Friday and Monday witnessed the most reported crimes last week. The largest increase from the previous week occurred on Friday, Thursday and Saturday, while incidents on Wednesday went down. Comparing times of day, late afternoon, late morning and evening saw the most crime last week.

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