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Published on August 06, 2019
Orlando crime incidents up; theft rises, vandalism dropsPhoto: iStock

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

Incidents rose by 3.1%, from 5,281 in June to 5,446 in July. Despite last month's increase, crime reports remain about even with the same month last year. Crime trends often contain recurring patterns, based on seasons and other local events, making it useful to look at the year-over-year comparison as well.

Theft and assault led the most recent increase in crime reports. Theft rose from 942 reported incidents in June to 1,063 in July, and has grown by 94 incidents since July of last year. Assault incidents jumped from 740 to 753 for the month, or a 1.8% increase. However, assault reports have decreased since a year ago.

There was also a considerable percentage increase last month in robberies, from 46 incidents per month to 57, and in shootings, from 10 to 15. Both robberies and shootings have increased since the same month last year.

Among the few types of offenses that saw a downturn last month, vandalism reports went from 129 to 112. Vandalism incidents have seen an overall downward trend since the same time last year.

When it comes to crime patterns in different areas of the city, the largest increase last month occurred in Malibu Groves, Lorna Doone and Kirkman North. Rowena Gardens, Colonialtown South and Randal Park also saw considerable percentage increases 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 Lake Holden, and declined the most in the Central Business District.

Mondays, Tuesdays and Wednesdays saw the most reported crimes last month. The largest increase from the previous month occurred on Tuesdays, Mondays and Wednesdays, while incidents on Saturdays and Sundays went down. Comparing times of day, evening, early afternoon and midday saw the most crime last month on average each day.

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