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Orlando crime levels fall in June; assault drops, vandalism rises

Orlando crime levels fall in June; assault drops, vandalism rises
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By Hoodline - Published on July 04, 2019.

The number of crime reports in Orlando saw an overall decrease last month, after a previous rise, according to data from SpotCrime, which collects data from police agencies and validated sources.

Incidents fell by 7.7%, from 5,720 in May to 5,281 in June. Despite last month's decrease, crime reports remain similar to those seen a year ago. Crime tends to follow similar patterns over time, with seasonal ups and downs, making it useful to look at the year-over-year comparison as well.

Assault and burglary reports declined the most from the previous month. Assault fell from 830 reported incidents in May to 740 in June, but has risen by eight incidents since June of last year. Burglary incidents went from 211 to 190 for the month, or about a 1% decrease. However, burglary reports have increased since a year ago, so there is still some ground to recover.

While somewhat smaller categories, there was also a considerable percentage decrease last month in shootings, from 20 incidents per month to 10, and in robbery, from 59 to 46. Both shootings and robbery have decreased since the same month last year.

Among the few types of offenses that saw an uptick last month, vandalism reports went from 127 to 129. Vandalism incidents have seen an overall upward trend since the same time last year.

Considering the concentration of crime across the city, Holden-Parramore, Engelwood Park and Conway saw the largest decline from May to June. Lake Nona South, North Orange and Lorna Doone also saw considerable percentage decreases in crime offenses for the month, although they continue to have lower overall crime levels. Over the past year, crime has gone up the most in Clear Lake, and declined the most in Lake Eola Heights.

Saturdays, Sundays and Mondays saw the most crime incidents last month. The largest decrease from the previous month occurred on Fridays, Thursdays and Wednesdays, while incidents on Sundays and Saturdays went up. Comparing times of day, evening, early afternoon and late afternoon saw the most crime last month on average each day.

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