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Orlando crime going down: Which offenses are leading the trend?

Orlando crime going down: Which offenses are leading the trend?
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By Hoodline - Published on July 12, 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 burglary and vandalism. Burglary fell to 41 incidents last week, from 48 the week before. Vandalism went from 31 to 25.

While a somewhat smaller category, there was also a considerable percentage decrease in shootings, from four incidents per week to one.

Among the few types of offenses that saw an uptick last week, reports of theft went from 232 to 250. Incidents of assault rose from 164 to 171, and robbery went up from six to seven.

There were 747 reports of "other" crimes, a decrease of 11 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, 32 involved arrests, such as for drug possession, up from 14 reported arrests the week before.

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

Crime in Rosemont decreased the most. Crime reports in College Park also fell for a second week, and incidents in Airport North are down considerably as well.

Regarding when most crimes are committed, Friday, Sunday and Monday had the most reported crimes last week. The largest decrease from the previous week occurred on Thursday, Tuesday and Wednesday, while incidents on Friday and Sunday went up. Comparing times of day, late afternoon, evening and late morning continue to see the most crime incidents.

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

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