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

Crime going down in Portland: What's the latest in the trend?
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By Hoodline - Published on May 23, 2019.

The number of crime incidents in Portland 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 2,736 for the week of May 13, down from 2,808 the week before.

The specific offenses that decreased the most were assault and shooting. Assault fell to 230 incidents last week, from 279 the week before. Shootings went from 27 to 26.

Among the few types of offenses that saw an uptick last week, reports of burglary went from 70 to 88. Incidents of theft rose from 543 to 557, and robbery went up from 14 to 21.

There were 1,737 reports of "other" crimes, a decrease of 62 from the previous week. SpotCrime's broad "other" category includes a variety of offenses like fraud, trespassing, public disturbance and traffic violations.

Looking at crime patterns in different areas of the city, Downtown, Hazelwood and Lents continued to have the most reported incidents last week.

Crime in Hazelwood decreased the most. Crime reports in Rose City Park also fell, after increasing the week before, and incidents in Powellhurst Gilbert are down considerably as well.

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

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