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

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

The number of crime incidents in Cincinnati 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 444 for the week of May 27, down from 529 the week before.

The overall decrease in crime reports was led by assault and theft. Assault fell to 138 incidents last week, from 180 the week before. Theft went from 174 to 139. Reports of theft have continued to fall for the last two weeks.

There was also a notable percentage decrease in burglary, from 49 incidents per week to 34, and in shootings, from nine to seven incidents.

There were 78 reported vandalism incidents last week. That represents a decrease from 83 incidents the previous week.

Among the few types of offenses that saw an uptick last week, reports of robbery went from 12 to 22.

There were 26 reports of "other" crimes, an increase of four from the previous week. SpotCrime's broad "other" category includes a variety of offenses like fraud, trespassing, public disturbance and traffic violations. Of those incidents, six involved arrests, such as for drug possession, up from four reported arrests the week before.

Considering the concentration of crime across the city, Westwood, the Central Business District and West Price Hill had the most reported incidents last week. Westwood and the Central Business District were at the top of the list the previous week as well.

East Price Hill experienced the largest drop in crime. Crime reports in West End also fell, after increasing the week before, and incidents in Pleasant Ridge are down considerably as well.

Regarding when most crimes are committed, Tuesday, Saturday and Monday had the most crime incidents last week. The largest decrease from the previous week occurred on Friday, Sunday and Monday, while incidents on Tuesday went up. Comparing times of day, late night, evening and after midnight continue to see the most crime incidents.

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

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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.