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Crime trending up in Omaha: What's the latest in the trend?

Crime trending up in Omaha: What's the latest in the trend?Photo: iStock
Published on May 02, 2019

The number of crime incidents in Omaha 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 234 for the week of April 22, up from 222 the week before.

Theft and assault led the increase in crime incidents. Theft rose to 129 incidents last week, from 120 the week before. Assault went from 76 to 82.

There was one reported arson last week. That represents a steady state from the previous week. There were also five incidents of robbery.

Among the few types of offenses that saw a downturn last week, reports of burglary went from 12 to four.

There were 13 reports of "other" crimes, an increase of five from the previous week. SpotCrime's broad "other" category includes a variety of offenses like fraud, trespassing, public disturbance and traffic violations.

As far as where crime is concentrated in the city, Elkhorn continued to have the most reported incidents last week.

Regarding when crime most often occurs, Fridays, Tuesdays and Wednesdays saw the most reported crimes last week. The largest increase from the previous week occurred on Tuesdays, Saturdays and Wednesdays, while incidents on Mondays and Thursdays went down. Comparing times of day, evening, late night and late morning saw the most crime last week.

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