Orlando crime dropping: Which offenses are falling most?

Orlando crime dropping: Which offenses are falling most?
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By Hoodline - Published on May 02, 2019.

The number of crime incidents in Orlando 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 1,189 for the week of April 22, down from 1,302 the week before.

The specific offenses that decreased the most were theft and burglary. Theft fell to 223 incidents last week, from 244 the week before. Reports of burglary droppedĀ  from 52 to 32.

While somewhat smaller categories, there was also a considerable percentage decrease in vandalism, from 34 incidents per week to 27, and in robbery, from 10 to nine incidents.

Among the few types of offenses that saw an uptick last week, reports of assault went from 190 to 193, and there was an incident of arson, up from no reports of arson last week.

There were 704 reports of "other" crimes, a decrease of 66 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, 15 involved arrests, such as for drug possession, down from 24 reported arrests the week before.

Considering the concentration of crime across the city, Holden-Parramore, Florida Center and the Central Business District continued to have the most reported incidents last week.

College Park saw the largest decline. Crime reports in Holden Heights also fell, after increasing the week before, and incidents in Rosemont are down considerably as well.

Regarding when most crimes are committed, Thursday, Saturday and Sunday witnessed the most reported crimes last week. The largest decrease from the previous week occurred on Friday, Monday and Tuesday, while incidents on Sunday, Thursday and Saturday went up. Comparing times of day, early afternoon, midday and evening saw the most crime last week.

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