Cincinnati crime incidents up in May; theft and burglary rise

Cincinnati crime incidents up in May; theft and burglary risePhoto: iStock
Published on June 06, 2019

The number of crime incidents in Cincinnati saw an overall bump last month, after a previous decline, according to data from SpotCrime, which collects data from police agencies and validated sources.

Incidents rose by 6.4%, from 2,072 in April to 2,205 in May.

Theft and burglary led the most recent increase in crime incidents. Theft rose from 710 reported incidents in April to 749 in May. Burglary incidents went from 159 to 196 for the month, or about a 23% increase.

While somewhat smaller categories, there was also a sizable percentage increase last month in shootings, from 21 incidents per month to 29 and in arson, from zero to one. Shooting reports have decreased since the same month last year, while arson incidents have declined.

There were 680 assault reports last month, and 77 robbery incidents. Assault incidents rose from 659 offenses the previous month, while robbery reports increased by five incidents.

Considering the concentration of crime across the city, the largest increase last month occurred in Avondale, West Price Hill and Over-The-Rhine. Paddock Hills, Columbia-Tusculum and East End also saw considerable percentage increases in crime offenses for the month, although they continue to have lower overall crime levels.

Wednesdays, Tuesdays and Fridays saw the most crime incidents last month. The largest increase from the previous month occurred on Wednesdays, Sundays and Saturdays, while incidents on Mondays, Thursdays and Tuesdays went down. Comparing times of day, evening, late afternoon and after midnight saw the most crime last month on average each day.

To report a crime in progress or life-threatening emergency, call 911. To report a non-urgent crime or complaint, contact your local police department.

Head to SpotCrime to get free local crime alerts in your area.

This story was created automatically using local crime data, then reviewed by an editor. Click here for more about our data sources and local crime methodology. Got thoughts about what we're doing? Go here to share your feedback.