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Published on June 20, 2019
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The number of crime incidents in Cincinnati saw an overall decrease last week, after a previous rise, according to data from SpotCrime, which collects data from police agencies and validated sources. Incidents fell to 427 for the week of June 10, down from 519 the week before.

Theft and assault led the decrease in crime incidents. Theft fell to 156 incidents last week, from 198 the week before. Assault went from 152 to 133.

There was also a considerable percentage decrease in burglary, from 52 incidents per week to 38, and in shootings, from nine to six incidents.

There were 13 reported robbery incidents last week. That represents a decrease from 16 incidents the previous week.

Among the few types of offenses that saw an uptick last week, reports of vandalism went from 59 to 64.

There were 17 reports of "other" crimes, a decrease of 16 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, five involved arrests, such as for drug possession, down from seven reported arrests the week before.

Looking at crime patterns in different areas of the city, Westwood, the Central Business District and East Price Hill had the most reported incidents last week. Westwood and East Price Hill were at the top of the list the previous week as well.

Clifton experienced the largest drop in crime. Crime reports in Bond Hill also fell, after increasing the week before, and incidents in Evanston are down considerably as well.

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

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

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.

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