Crime declining in Atlanta: What's the latest in the trend?

Crime declining in Atlanta: What's the latest in the trend?
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By Hoodline - Published on June 06, 2019.

The number of crime incidents in Atlanta 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 503 for the week of May 27, down from 515 the week before.

The offenses that decreased the most were theft and assault. Theft fell to 238 incidents last week, from 258 the week before. Assault went from 71 to 64. 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 37 to 53, and burglary rose from 140 to 144.

There were four reports of "other" crimes, a decrease of five from the previous week. SpotCrime's broad "other" category includes a variety of offenses like fraud, trespassing, public disturbance and traffic violations.

Considering the concentration of crime across the city, Downtown, Midtown and Old Fourth Ward continued to have the most reported incidents last week.

Crime in Lindridge - Martin Manor decreased the most. Crime reports in Home Park also fell, after increasing the week before, and incidents in Adamsville are down considerably as well.

Regarding when most crimes are committed, Wednesday, Tuesday and Thursday saw the most reported crimes last week. The largest decrease from the previous week occurred on Monday, Sunday and Saturday, while incidents on Friday, Tuesday and Thursday went up. Comparing times of day, after midnight, early morning and late night saw the most crime last week.

Want a longer-term view of crime in Atlanta? Here's our latest monthly crime report.

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