Crime rising in Miami: What's the latest in the trend?

The number of crime incidents in Miami saw an overall increase last week, after a previous decline, according to data from SpotCrime, which collects data from police agencies and validated sources. Incidents rose to 443 for the week of April 22, up from 360 the week before.

The specific offenses that increased the most were theft and burglary. Theft rose to 175 incidents last week, from 146 the week before. Burglary went from 21 to 27. Reports of burglary have continued to grow for the last three weeks.

There was also a notable percentage increase in robbery, from eight incidents per week to 12.

There was one reported shooting last week. That represents a steady state from the previous week.

Among the few types of offenses that saw a downturn last week, reports of assault went from 69 to 61.

There were 166 reports of "other" crimes, an increase of 52 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, 44 involved arrests, for offenses such as drug possession, up from 28 reported arrests the week before.

As far as where crime is concentrated in the city, Allapattah, Downtown and Little Havana continued to have the most reported incidents last week.

Crime in Liberty City went up the most. Crime reports in Downtown also rose, after declining the week before, and incidents in Allapattah are up considerably as well.

Regarding when crime most often occurs, Tuesday, Monday and Wednesday saw the most crime incidents last week. The largest increase from the previous week occurred on Tuesday, Monday and Wednesday, while incidents on Sunday, Saturday and Thursday went down. Comparing times of day, late afternoon, late morning and evening saw the most crime last week.

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