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Crime going down in Orlando: What's the latest in the trend?

Crime going down in Orlando: What's the latest in the trend?
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By Hoodline - Published on May 30, 2019.

The number of crimes in Orlando 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 1,259 for the week of May 20, down from 1,309 the week before.

The specific offenses that decreased the most were burglary and theft. Burglary fell to 43 incidents last week from 55 the week before. Thefts went from 220 to 212. Reports of burglary have continued to fall for the last two weeks.

While somewhat smaller categories, there were also a considerable percentage decreases in shootings, from six incidents per week to two, and in vandalism, which went from 28 to 23 incidents.

There were 186 reported assaults last week. That represents a decrease from 191 from the previous week. There were also 13 incidents of robbery.

There were 779 reports of "other" crimes, a decrease of 17 from the previous week. SpotCrime's broad "other" category includes a variety of offenses like fraud, trespassing, public disturbances and traffic violations. Of those incidents, 20 involved arrests, such as for drug possession, down from 24 reported arrests the week before.

As far as where crime is concentrated in the city, Holden-Parramore, Florida Center and the Central Business District continued to have the most reported incidents last week.

Rosemont saw the largest decline. Crime reports in Airport North also fell after increasing the week before, and incidents in College Park were down considerably as well.

Regarding when most crimes were committed, Monday, Saturday and Tuesday had the most  incidents last week. The largest decreases from the previous week occurred on Wednesday, Friday and Sunday, while incidents on Saturday, Thursday and Tuesday went up. Comparing times of day, early afternoon, late afternoon and midday saw the most crime last week.

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This story was created automatically using local crime data, then reviewed by an editor. Click here for more about our data sources and local crime methodology. Got thoughts about what we're doing? Go here to share your feedback.