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

Crime increasing in Atlanta: What's the latest in the trend?
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By Hoodline - Published on June 20, 2019.

The number of crime incidents in Atlanta saw an overall increase last week, after a previous decline, according to data from SpotCrime, which collects data from police agencies and validated sources. Incidents rose to 503 for the week of June 10, up from 461 the week before.

The offenses that increased the most were burglary and theft. Burglary rose to 156 incidents last week from 136 the week before. Theft went from 225 to 241.

While a somewhat smaller category, there was also an increase in robbery, from 42 incidents per week to 44.

Among the few types of offenses that saw a downturn last week, reports of assault went from 56 to 50.

There were 12 reports of "other" crimes, an increase of 10 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, one involved an arrest, up from zero reported arrests the week before.

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

Midtown saw the largest increase. Crime reports downtown also rose after declining the week before, and incidents along Marietta Street Northwest are up considerably as well.

Regarding when most crimes are committed, Wednesday, Thursday and Saturday saw the most crime incidents last week. The largest increase from the previous week occurred on Saturday, Thursday and Friday, while incidents on Tuesday and Sunday went down. Comparing times of day, after midnight, late morning and midday continue to see the most crime incidents.

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

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