Orlando crime increasing: Which offenses are rising most?

Orlando crime increasing: Which offenses are rising most?
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By Hoodline - Published on May 23, 2019.

The number of crime incidents in Orlando 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 1,309 for the week of May 13, up from 1,271 the week before.

The specific offenses that increased the most were assault and shooting. Assault rose to 191 incidents last week, from 173 the week before. Shootings went up from one to six.

While a somewhat smaller category, there was also a notable percentage increase in vandalism, up from 26 incidents per week to 28.

There were 13 reported robbery incidents last week. That represents a steady state from the previous week. There were also 220 incidents of theft, up from 219 the week before.

Among the few types of offenses that saw a downturn last week, reports of burglary dropped from 56 to 55.

There were 796 reports of "other" crimes, an increase of 13 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, 24 involved arrests, such as for drug possession, down from 29 reported arrests the week before.

Looking at crime patterns in different areas of the city, Holden-Parramore, Florida Center and the Central Business District continued to have the most reported incidents last week.

Crime in the Central Business District went up the most. Crime reports in College Park also rose, after declining the week before, and incidents in Kirkman South went up considerably as well.

Regarding day and time factors, Monday, Wednesday and Friday had the most reported crimes last week. The largest increase from the previous week occurred on Wednesday, Sunday and Tuesday, while incidents on Thursday and Friday went down. Comparing times of day, late afternoon, evening and midday saw the most crime last week.

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