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Published on September 19, 2019
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The number of crime incidents in Tulsa saw an overall decrease last week, for the second week in a row, according to data from SpotCrime, which collects reports from police agencies and validated sources. Incidents fell to 382 for the week of Sept. 9, down from 435 the week before.

The specific offenses that decreased the most were theft and vandalism. Theft fell to 218 incidents last week, from 261 the week before. Vandalism went from 49 to 34. Reports of theft have continued to fall for the last two weeks.

There was also a decrease in assault, from 41 incidents per week to 40.

Among the few types of offenses that saw an uptick last week, reports of burglary went from 78 to 82, and robbery rose from six to eight.

Considering the concentration of crime across the city, Downtown, Brookside and Springdale had the most reported incidents last week. Downtown was at the top of the list the previous week as well.

Springdale experienced the highest growth in crime. Crime reports in Cooper also rose, after declining the week before, and incidents in Patrick Henry are up considerably as well.

Regarding when crime most often occurs, Monday, Tuesday and Thursday had the most crime incidents last week. The largest decrease from the previous week occurred on Friday, Saturday and Sunday, while incidents on Monday and Tuesday went up. Comparing times of day, evening, late night and early morning saw the most crime last week.

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