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Crime going down in Cincinnati: What's the latest in the trend?

Crime going down in Cincinnati: What's the latest in the trend?
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By Hoodline - Published on June 13, 2019.

The number of crime incidents in Cincinnati 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 472 for the week of June 3, down from 509 the week before.

The offenses that decreased the most were vandalism and robbery. Vandalism fell to 53 incidents last week, from 86 the week before. Robbery went from 24 to 15.

There were 142 reported assault incidents last week. That represents a decrease from 143 incidents the previous week.

Among the few types of offenses that saw an uptick last week, reports of burglary went from 42 to 47. Shootings rose from seven to nine, and theft went up from 173 to 175.

There were 31 reports of "other" crimes, 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. Of those incidents, six involved arrests, such as for drug possession, down from 10 reported arrests the week before.

As far as where crime is concentrated in the city, Westwood, East Price Hill and West Price Hill had the most reported incidents last week. Westwood and West Price Hill were at the top of the list the previous week as well.

Central Business District saw the largest decline. Crime reports in Walnut Hills also fell, after increasing the week before, and incidents in East Westwood are down considerably as well.

Regarding when crime most often occurs, Monday, Tuesday and Friday had the most crime incidents last week. The largest decrease from the previous week occurred on Saturday, Sunday and Wednesday, while incidents on Friday, Monday and Thursday went up. Comparing times of day, after midnight, mid-day and evening saw the most crime last week.

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

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