Crime going up in Atlanta: What's the latest in the trend?

Crime going up in Atlanta: What's the latest in the trend?
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By Hoodline - Published on July 19, 2019.

The number of crime incidents in Atlanta saw an overall increase last week, for the second week in a row, according to data from SpotCrime, which collects data from police agencies and validated sources. Incidents rose to 528 for the week of July 8, up from 472 the week before.

Theft and robbery led the increase in crime reports. Theft rose to 293 incidents last week, from 243 the week before. Robbery went from 38 to 46.

Among other categories, there was also an increase in assault, from 50 incidents per week to 57.

Among the few types of offenses that saw a downturn last week, reports of burglary went from 141 to 127.

There were five reports of "other" crimes, an increase of five from the previous week. SpotCrime's broad "other" category includes a variety of offenses like fraud, trespassing, public disturbance and traffic violations.

As far as where crime is concentrated in the city, Midtown, Downtown and Old Fourth Ward continued to have the most reported incidents last week.

Atlantic Station experienced the highest growth in crime. Crime reports in Oakland City also rose, after declining the week before, and incidents in Mechanicsville are up considerably as well.

Regarding day and time factors, Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday saw the most crime incidents last week. The largest increase from the previous week occurred on Monday, Tuesday and Thursday, while incidents on Sunday went down. Comparing times of day, early afternoon, late afternoon and after midnight 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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