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Atlanta crime dropping: Which offenses are falling the most?

The number of crime incidents in Atlanta 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. The number of reported incidents fell to 471 for the week of June 24, down from 493 the week before.

The offenses that decreased the most were burglary and assault. Burglary fell to 136 incidents last week, down from 167 the week before. The number of reported assaults dropped from 56 to 45.

The number of reported shootings fell from three incidents per week to one.

Among the few types of offenses that saw an uptick last week, reports of theft rose from 235 to 248, and reports of robbery rose from 32 to 40.

As far as where crime is concentrated in the city, Downtown, Midtown and the Old Fourth Ward had the most reported incidents last week. Downtown and Midtown were at the top of the list last week as well.

Crime in Midtown decreased the most; incidents in the neighborhood have been falling for two weeks in a row. Crime reports in Pittsburgh also fell, after increasing the week before, and incidents in Venetian Hills are down considerably as well.

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

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

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