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Published on July 11, 2019
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The number of reported crime incidents in Cincinnati saw an overall increase last week after a previous decline, according to data from SpotCrime, which collects data from police agencies and validated sources. The number of reported incidents rose to 480 for the week of July 1, up from 430 the week before.

Vandalism and assault led the increase in crime reports. The number of vandalism reports rose to 77 last week, up from 60 the week before. The number of reported incidents of assault rose from 128 to 141.

There was also a sizable percentage increase in the number of reported shootings, up from nine incidents per week to 14, and in reports of burglary, up from 37 to 44 incidents.

There were 162 reported theft incidents last week, which is an increase from 155 incidents.

Among the few types of offenses that saw a downturn, reports of robbery dropped from 22 to 21.

There were 21 reports of "other" crimes, an increase of two. SpotCrime's broad "other" category includes a variety of offenses like fraud, trespassing, public disturbance and traffic violations. Of those incidents, three involved arrests, such as for drug possession, which is the same number of arrests as the week before.

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

Crime in Westwood went up the most. Crime reports in CUF also rose, after declining the week before, and incidents in West Price Hill are up considerably as well.

Regarding day and time factors, Tuesday, Thursday and Monday continued to have the most reported crimes last week. The largest increase from the previous week occurred on Sunday, Saturday and Thursday, while incidents on Monday, Friday and Tuesday went down. Comparing times of day, after midnight, late afternoon and evening continue to see the most crime incidents.

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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