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

Orlando crime going up: Which offenses are leading the trend?
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By Hoodline - Published on August 22, 2019.

The number of crime incidents in Orlando saw an overall increase last week, after a previous decline, according to data from SpotCrime, which collects reports from police agencies and validated sources. Incidents rose to 1,328 for the week of Aug. 12, up from 1,199 the week before.

The specific offenses that increased the most were burglary and theft. Burglary rose to 44 incidents last week, from 31 the week before. Theft went from 231 to 243. Reports of theft have continued to grow for the last two weeks.

While somewhat smaller categories, there was also a sizable percentage increase in shootings, from one incidents per week to three, and in vandalism, from 21 to 26 incidents.

There was one reported arson last week. That represents an increase from zero incidents the previous week.

Among the few types of offenses that saw a downturn last week, reports of assault went from 170 to 168, and robbery fell from nine to seven.

There were 836 reports of "other" crimes, an increase of 100 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, 31 involved arrests, such as for drug possession, up from 17 reported arrests the week before.

Looking at crime patterns in different areas of the city, Holden-Parramore, Central Business District and Florida Center continued to have the most reported incidents last week.

Central Business District saw the largest increase. Crime reports in Kirkman North also rose, after declining the week before, and incidents in Rosemont are up.

Regarding day and time factors, Saturday, Monday and Friday had the most crime incidents last week. The largest increase from the previous week occurred on Friday, Monday and Saturday, while incidents on Thursday and Wednesday went down. Comparing times of day, late morning, early afternoon 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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This story was created automatically using local crime data, then reviewed by an editor. Click here for more about our data sources and local crime methodology. Got thoughts about what we're doing? Go here to share your feedback.