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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 August 08, 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 theft and burglary. Theft fell to 210 incidents last week, from 220 the week before. Burglary went from 43 to 41.

Among the few types of offenses that saw an uptick last week, reports of assault went from 162 to 177. Incidents of robbery rose from 15 to 19, and shootings went up from three to seven.

There were 712 reports of "other" crimes, a decrease of 17 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, up from 15 reported arrests the week before.

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

Mercy Drive saw the largest decline. Crime reports in Airport North also fell, after increasing the week before, and incidents in Clear Lake are down considerably as well.

Regarding when crime most often occurs, Tuesday, Wednesday and Monday saw the most reported crimes last week. The largest decrease from the previous week occurred on Saturday, Thursday and Monday, while incidents on Friday, Wednesday and Tuesday 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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