Tulsa crime declining: Which offenses are leading the trend?

Tulsa crime declining: Which offenses are leading the trend?
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By Hoodline - Published on May 31, 2019.

The number of crime incidents in Tulsa saw an overall decrease last week, for the second week in a row, according to data from SpotCrime, which collects data from police agencies and validated sources. Incidents fell to 283 for the week of May 20, down from 395 the week before.

The specific offenses that decreased the most were theft and burglary. Theft fell to 155 incidents last week, from 233 the week before. Burglary went from 89 to 43. Reports of theft have continued to fall for the last two weeks.

Among the few types of offenses that saw an uptick last week, reports of robbery went from three to 11. Incidents of assault rose from 39 to 41, and vandalism went up from 31 to 33.

Looking at crime patterns in different areas of the city, Downtown, Kendall - Whittier and Springdale had the most reported incidents last week. Downtown was at the top of the list the previous week as well.

McClure Park experienced the largest drop in crime. Crime reports in Brookside also fell, after increasing the week before, and incidents in Kendall - Tennants are down considerably as well.

Regarding day and time factors, Tuesday, Monday and Thursday continued to see the most crime incidents last week. The largest decrease from the previous week occurred on Saturday, Sunday and Tuesday. Comparing times of day, late morning, late afternoon and evening saw the most crime last week.

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