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Atlanta crime increasing: Which offenses are leading the trend?

The number of crime incidents in Atlanta last week remained roughly even with the week before, according to data from SpotCrime, which collects data from police agencies and validated sources.

The specific offenses that increased the most were assault and burglary. Assault rose to 50 incidents last week, from 45 the week before. Burglary went from 136 to 141.

Among the few types of offenses that saw a downturn last week, reports of theft went from 248 to 243, and robbery fell from 40 to 38.

Looking at crime patterns in different areas of the city, Midtown, Downtown and Old Fourth Ward continued to have the most reported incidents last week.

Midtown experienced the highest growth in crime. Crime reports in Downtown also rose for a second week and incidents in Old Fourth Ward are up considerably as well.

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