Crime dropping in Tulsa: What's the latest in the trend?

Crime dropping in Tulsa: What's the latest in the trend?
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By Hoodline - Published on May 10, 2019.

The number of crime incidents in Tulsa saw an overall decrease last week, for the second week in a row, according to data from SpotCrime, which collects data from police agencies and validated sources. Incidents fell to 363 for the week of April 29, down from 424 the week before.

The specific offenses that decreased the most were theft and burglary. Theft fell to 210 incidents last week, from 260 the week before. Burglary went from 75 to 63.

While a somewhat smaller category, there was also a considerable percentage decrease in assault, from 44 incidents per week to 39.

Among the few types of offenses that saw an uptick last week, reports of robbery went from nine to 12. Incidents of vandalism rose from 35 to 38, and shootings went up from zero to one.

As far as where crime is concentrated in the city, McClure Park, Kendall-Whittier and Downtown had the most reported incidents last week. McClure Park and Kendall-Whittier were at the top of the list the previous week as well.

Maxwell saw the largest decline. Crime reports in Fulton also fell, after increasing the week before, and incidents in Columbus are down considerably as well.

Regarding when most crimes are committed, Thursday, Friday and Monday saw the most crime incidents last week. The largest decrease from the previous week occurred on Saturday, Tuesday and Sunday, while incidents on Thursday, Friday and Monday went up. Comparing times of day, evening, late afternoon and mid-day saw the most crime last week.

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