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Crime declining in Orlando: What's the latest in the trend?

Crime declining in Orlando: What's the latest in the trend?
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By Hoodline - Published on July 26, 2019.

The number of crime incidents in Orlando 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 decreased the most were assault and vandalism. Assault fell to 164 incidents last week, from 183 the week before. Vandalism went from 22 to 20. Reports of vandalism have continued to fall for the last three weeks.

While somewhat smaller categories, there was also a considerable percentage decrease in shootings, from five incidents per week to four, and in robbery, from 15 to 14 incidents.

Among the few types of offenses that saw an uptick last week, reports of theft went from 222 to 270. Incidents of burglary rose from 39 to 53, and arson went up from zero to one.

There were 704 reports of "other" crimes, a decrease of 50 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, 23 involved arrests, such as for drug possession, down from 25 reported arrests the week before.

As far as where crime is concentrated in the city, Holden-Parramore, Florida Center and Central Business District continued to have the most reported incidents last week.

Colonial Town Center experienced the largest drop in crime. Crime reports in Malibu Groves also fell, after increasing the week before, and incidents in South Eola are down considerably as well.

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

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

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