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Crime declining in Colorado Springs: What's the latest in the trend?

The number of crime incidents in Colorado Springs saw an overall decrease last week, after a previous rise, according to data from SpotCrime, which collects reports from police agencies and validated sources. Incidents fell to 109 for the week of Sept. 9, down from 151 the week before.

The specific offenses that decreased the most were assault and theft. Assault fell to six incidents last week, from 11 the week before. Theft went from 21 to 16.

There was also a decrease in burglary, from seven incidents per week to three.

Among the few types of offenses that saw an uptick last week, shootings went from one to three, and vandalism rose from one to two.

There were 79 reports of "other" crimes, a decrease of 27 from the previous week. SpotCrime's broad "other" category includes a variety of offenses like fraud, trespassing, public disturbance and traffic violations.

As far as where crime is concentrated in the city, central Colorado Springs, northeast Colorado Springs and Old Colorado City had the most reported incidents last week. Central Colorado Springs and Old Colorado City were at the top of the list the previous week as well.

Crime in central Colorado Springs decreased the most. Crime reports in Old Colorado City also fell for a second week, and incidents in east Colorado Springs are down considerably as well.

Regarding day and time factors, Monday, Tuesday and Sunday had the most reported crimes last week. The largest decrease from the previous week occurred on Friday, Wednesday and Sunday. Comparing times of day, late afternoon, evening and after midnight saw the most crime last week.

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