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 13, 2019.

The number of crime incidents in Atlanta saw an overall decrease last week for the third week in a row, according to data from SpotCrime, which collects data from police agencies and validated sources. Incidents fell to 460 for the week of June 3, down from 503 the week before.

Theft and robbery led the decrease. Theft fell to 225 incidents last week, from 238 the week before. Robbery went from 53 to 42. Reports of theft have continued to fall for the last three weeks.

There was also a notable percentage decrease in assault, from 64 incidents per week to 56, and in burglary, from 144 incidents to 136.

There was one report in the general "other" category, a decrease of three from the previous week. SpotCrime's broad "other" category includes a variety of offenses like fraud, trespassing, public disturbance and traffic violations.

Looking at crime patterns in different areas of the city, Downtown, Midtown and the Old Fourth Ward continued to have the most reported incidents last week.

Lindbergh experienced the largest drop in crime. Crime reports in the Old Fourth Ward also fell after increasing the week before, and incidents in Castleberry Hill were down considerably as well.

Regarding day and time factors, Sunday, Wednesday and Tuesday had the most reported crimes last week. The largest decrease from the previous week occurred on Friday, Thursday and Wednesday, while incidents on Sunday and Monday went up. Comparing times of day, after midnight, late morning and evening 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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