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Omaha crime going up, which offenses are leading the trend?

Omaha crime going up, which offenses are leading the trend?
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By Hoodline - Published on May 09, 2019.

The number of crime incidents in Omaha saw an overall increase last week, for the second week in a row, according to data from SpotCrime, which collects data from police agencies and validated sources. Incidents rose to 259 for the week of April 29, up from 234 the week before.

The offenses that increased the most were burglary and assault. Burglary rose to 21 incidents last week, from four the week before. Assault went from 82 to 95. Reports of assault have continued to grow for the last two weeks.

While a somewhat smaller category, there was also a considerable percentage increase in robbery, from five incidents per week to eight.

Among the few types of offenses that saw a downturn last week, reports of theft went from 129 to 124.

There were 11 reports of "other" crimes, a decrease of two 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, Elkhorn continued to have the most reported incidents last week.

Regarding when most crimes are committed, Saturday, Monday and Friday witnessed the most crime incidents last week. The largest increase from the previous week occurred on Monday, Saturday and Sunday, while incidents on Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday went down. Comparing times of day, late afternoon, late morning and midday saw the most crime last week.

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