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 16, 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 368 for the week of May 6, down from 427 the week before.

The specific offenses that decreased the most were theft and assault. Theft fell to 206 incidents last week, from 244 the week before. Assault went from 53 to 40. Reports of theft have continued to fall for the last three weeks.

While somewhat smaller categories, there was also a sizable percentage decrease in burglary, from 72 incidents per week to 61, as well as in robbery, from 12 to 11 incidents.

Among the few types of offenses that saw an uptick last week, reports of vandalism increased from 45 to 50.

Considering the concentration of crime across the city, Downtown, Kendall-Whittier and Brookside had the most reported incidents last week. Downtown and Kendall-Whittier were at the top of the list the previous week as well.

Longview Lake saw the largest decline. Crime reports in McClure Park also fell, after increasing the week prior. Incidents in Sequoyah are down considerably as well.

Regarding day and time factors, Tuesday, Monday and Wednesday had the most crime incidents last week. The largest decrease from the previous week occurred on Friday, Saturday and Sunday, while incidents on Tuesday and Monday went up. Comparing times of day, evening, late night and late afternoon saw the most crime last week.

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