Orlando crime dropping: Which offenses are dropping most?

Orlando crime dropping: Which offenses are dropping most?
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By Hoodline - Published on July 19, 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.

Theft and vandalism led the decrease in crime incidents. Theft fell to 222 incidents last week, from 250 the week before. Vandalism went from 25 to 22. Reports of vandalism have continued to fall for the last two weeks.

Among other categories, there was also a decrease in burglary, from 41 incidents per week to 39.

Among the few types of offenses that saw an uptick last week, reports of assault went from 171 to 183. Incidents of robbery rose from seven to 15, and shootings went up from one to five.

There were 752 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. Of those incidents, 25 involved arrests, such as for drug possession, down from 32 reported arrests the week before.

Considering the concentration of crime across the city, Holden-Parramore, Florida Center and Central Business District continued to have the most reported incidents last week.

Colonial Town Center experienced the highest growth in crime. Crime reports in Princeton-Silver Star also rose, after declining the week before, and incidents in Rosemont are up considerably as well.

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