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Published on May 17, 2019
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The number of crime incidents in Cincinnati 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 436 for the week of May 6, down from 461 the week before.

Vandalism and burglary led the decrease in crime incidents. Vandalism fell to 74 incidents last week, from 91 the week before. Burglary went from 41 to 35. Reports of burglary have continued to fall for the last two weeks.

While a somewhat smaller category, there was also a considerable percentage decrease in assault, from 143 incidents per week to 140.

Among the few types of offenses that saw an uptick last week, reports of theft went from 146 to 148. Incidents of robbery rose from 11 to 12 and shootings went up from five to six.

There were 21 reports of "other" crimes, a decrease of three 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, seven involved arrests, such as for drug possession, up from five reported arrests the week before.

As far as where crime is concentrated in the city, Westwood, Avondale and CUF had the most reported incidents last week. Westwood was at the top of the list the previous week as well.

Roselawn experienced the largest drop in crime. Crime reports in Mt. Auburn also fell for a second week, and incidents in West Price Hill are down considerably as well.

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

To report a crime in progress or life-threatening emergency, call 911. To report a non-urgent crime or complaint, contact your local police department.

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