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Worcester crime dropping: which offenses are falling most?

The number of crime incidents in Worcester 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 791 for the week of June 10, down from 850 the week before.

The specific offenses that decreased the most were assault and robbery. Assault fell to 111 incidents last week, from 120 the week before. Robbery went from six to two. Reports of assault have continued to fall for the last two weeks.

Among other categories, there was also a decrease in burglary, from 21 incidents per week to 18, and in theft, from 93 to 92 incidents.

Among the few types of offenses that saw an uptick last week, reports of vandalism went from 11 to 29.

There were 539 reports of "other" crimes, a decrease of 60 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, 40 involved arrests, such as for drug possession, down from 43 reported arrests the week before.

Regarding when crime most often occurs, Monday, Friday and Saturday saw the most crime incidents last week. The largest decrease from the previous week occurred on Sunday, Wednesday and Thursday, while incidents on Monday went up. Comparing times of day, late morning, early afternoon and evening saw the most crime last week.

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

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