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Nashville crime dropping: Which offenses are leading the trend?

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By Hoodline - Published on May 02, 2019.

The number of crime incidents in Nashville for the week of April 19 to April 25 remained roughly even with the week before, according to data from CrimeoMeter, which collects data from police agencies and validated sources.

The specific offenses that decreased the most were drug-related offenses and vandalism. Drug-related offenses fell to 30 incidents, from 40 the week before. Vandalism went from 64 to 58. Reports of vandalism have continued to fall for the last three weeks, while drug-related offenses incidents have been decreasing for the last two weeks.

While somewhat smaller categories, there was also a notable percentage decrease in harassment, from 15 incidents per week to 11, and in offenses involving children, from two incidents to one.

There were 143 reported assault incidents. That represents a decrease from 147 incidents the previous week. There were also 67 incidents of auto burglary, down from 71 the week before.

Among the few types of offenses that saw an uptick, reports of auto theft went from 11 to 29. Incidents of robbery rose from 13 to 31, and theft went up from 25 to 42.

There were 299 reports of miscellaneous other crimes, a decrease of 39 from the previous week. Other crimes includes a variety of offenses like trespassing, public disturbance and violation of a court order.

Looking at crime patterns in different areas of the city, Southside, Heron Walk and Fisk – Meharry had the most reported incidents. Southside and Heron Walk were at the top of the list the previous week as well.

Brick Church Bellshire experienced the largest drop in crime. Crime reports in Hillwood Estates also fell, after increasing the week before, and incidents in Holiday Mobile Village are down considerably as well.

Regarding when crime most often occurs, Fridays, Tuesdays and Mondays continued to witness the most crime incidents. The largest decrease from the previous week occurred on Mondays, Fridays and Tuesdays, while incidents on Thursdays and Wednesdays went up. Comparing times of day, after midnight, evening and early afternoon saw the most crime last week.

To report a crime in progress or life-threatening emergency, call 911. To report a non-urgent crime or complaint, contact your local police department.

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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.

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