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Orlando crime declining: Which offenses are leading the trend?

Orlando crime declining: Which offenses are leading the trend?
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By Hoodline - Published on August 01, 2019.

The number of crime incidents in Orlando saw an overall decrease last week, for the fourth week in a row, according to data from SpotCrime, which collects data from police agencies and validated sources. Incidents fell to 1,202 for the week of July 22, down from 1,230 the week before.

Theft and burglary led the decrease in crime reports. Theft fell to 220 incidents last week, from 270 the week before. Burglary went from 53 to 43.

Among other categories, there was also a decrease in shootings, from four incidents per week to two, and in assault, from 164 to 162 incidents.

Among the few types of offenses that saw an uptick last week, reports of vandalism went from 20 to 31, and robbery rose from 14 to 15.

There were 729 reports of "other" crimes, an increase of 25 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, 15 involved arrests, such as for drug possession, down from 23 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.

Airport North experienced the highest growth in crime; incidents in the neighborhood have been rising for two weeks in a row. Crime reports in Lake Frendrica also rose, after declining the week before, and incidents in Engelwood Park are up considerably as well.

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