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New Orleans crime going up: Which offenses are growing most?

New Orleans crime going up: Which offenses are growing most?
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By Hoodline - Published on July 12, 2019.

The number of crime incidents in New Orleans 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 robbery and burglary. Robbery rose to 24 incidents last week, from 16 the week before. Burglary went from 174 to 181.

Among the few types of offenses that saw a downturn last week, reports of assault went from 335 to 313. Shootings fell from 92 to 75, and theft went down from 423 to 411.

There were 2,840 reports of "other" crimes, an increase of 63 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, 88 involved arrests, such as for drug possession, the same number as the week before.

Looking at crime patterns in different areas of the city, Central Business District, the French Quarter and Central City continued to have the most reported incidents last week.

Central Business District experienced the highest growth in crime; incidents in the neighborhood have been rising for two weeks in a row. Crime reports in the French Quarter also rose, after declining the week before, and incidents in St. Roch are up considerably as well.

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

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

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