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

Crime going down in Tulsa: What's the latest in the trend?
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By Hoodline - Published on May 02, 2019.

The number of crime incidents in Tulsa 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 291 for the week of April 22, down from 536 the week before.

The specific offenses that decreased the most were theft and robbery. Theft fell to 179 incidents last week, from 297 the week before. Robbery went from 43 to six.

While somewhat smaller categories, there was also a considerable percentage decrease in vandalism, from 59 incidents per week to 27, and in burglary, from 84 to 51 incidents.

There were 27 reported assault incidents last week. That represents a decrease from 52 incidents the previous week.

Of those incidents, one involved an arrest, up from zero reported arrest the week before.

Looking at crime patterns in different areas of the city, Kendall - Whittier, Downtown and McClure Park had the most reported incidents last week.

Crime in Columbus decreased the most. Crime reports in Cooper also fell, after increasing the week before, and incidents in Mingo Valley are down considerably as well.

Regarding when crime most often occurs, Wednesdays, Tuesdays and Mondays witnessed the most reported crimes last week. The largest decrease from the previous week occurred on Thursdays, Fridays and Sundays. Comparing times of day, after midnight, evening and late afternoon 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.