Crime declining in Cincinnati: What's the latest in the trend?

Crime declining in Cincinnati: What's the latest in the trend?Photo: iStock
Published on May 24, 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 440 for the week of May 13, down from 486 the week before.

Theft and assault led the decrease in crime incidents. Theft fell to 153 incidents last week, from 175 the week before. Assault went from 146 to 125.

While a somewhat smaller category, there was also a notable percentage decrease in vandalism, from 83 incidents per week to 64.

Among the few types of offenses that saw an uptick last week, reports of burglary went from 39 to 50. Incidents of robbery rose from 14 to 18, and arson went up from zero to one.

There were 22 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. Of those incidents, four involved arrests, such as for drug possession, down from nine reported arrests the week before.

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

Central Business District experienced the largest drop in crime. Crime reports in South Cumminsville also fell, after increasing the week before, and incidents in North Avondale are down considerably as well.

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

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