Tulsa crime dropping: Which offenses are leading the trend?

Tulsa crime dropping: Which offenses are leading the trend?
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By Hoodline - Published on May 24, 2019.

The number of crime incidents in Tulsa 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 372 for the week of May 13, down from 464 the week before.

The specific offenses that decreased the most were theft and vandalism. Theft fell to 218 incidents last week, from 262 the week before. Vandalism went from 63 to 30.

There was also a sizable percentage decrease in robberies, from 16 incidents per week to three, and in assaults, from 46 to 38 incidents.

Among the few types of offenses that saw an uptick last week, reports of burglary went from 77 to 83.

Looking at crime patterns in different areas of the city, Downtown, Brookside and Kendall – Whittier continued to have the most reported incidents last week.

Crime in Chimney Hills decreased the most. Crime reports in McKinley Mitchell also fell, after increasing the week before.

Regarding when crime most often occurs, Tuesday, Monday and Thursday continued to see the most crime incidents last week. The largest decrease from the previous week occurred on Sunday, Wednesday and Friday. Comparing times of day, evening, early afternoon and late afternoon saw the most crime last week.

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