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Crime remains even in Charlotte: What's the latest in the trend?

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

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

The overall increase in crime reports was led by theft and robbery. Theft rose slight to 687 incidents last week, from 677 the week before. Robbery went from 37 to 46.

Among other categories, there was also an increase in assault, from 261 incidents per week to 265.

Among the few types of offenses that saw a downturn last week, reports of burglary went from 101 to 87. Incidents of vandalism fell from 98 to 92, and arson went down from four to two.

There were 340 reports of "other" crimes, an increase of 16 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, 82 involved arrests, such as for drug possession, up from 71 reported arrests the week before.

As far as where crime is concentrated in the city, Mineral Springs-Rumble Road, Montclaire South and East Forest had the most reported incidents last week. Mineral Springs-Rumble Road and Montclaire South were at the top of the list the previous week as well.

Windsor Park saw the largest increase. Crime reports in Montclaire South also rose, after declining the week before, and incidents in Farm Pond are up considerably as well.

Regarding when most crimes are committed, Monday, Wednesday and Tuesday continued to see the most crime incidents last week. The largest increase from the previous week occurred on Monday, Wednesday and Thursday, while incidents on Sunday and Saturday went down. Comparing times of day, late afternoon, late morning and early afternoon saw the most crime last week.

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

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