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Crime dropping in Tulsa: What's the latest in the trend?

Crime dropping in Tulsa: What's the latest in the trend?
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By Hoodline - Published on September 27, 2019.

The number of reported crimes in Tulsa saw an overall decrease last week, for the third week in a row, according to data from SpotCrime, which collects reports from police agencies and validated sources. The number of reported incidents fell to 372 for the week of Sept. 16, down from 430 the week before.

The specific offenses that decreased the most were theft and burglary. The number of reported thefts fell to 210 incidents last week, down from 253 the week before, and the number of burglary reports dropped from 84 to 75. The number of reported theft has continued to fall for the last three weeks.

While a somewhat smaller category, there was also a notable percentage decrease in the number of assault reports, down from 42 incidents per week to 36.

There were 10 reported robbery incidents last week, which represents a steady state from the previous week. There were also 41 reported incidents of vandalism.

As far as where crime is concentrated in the city, Downtown, Brookside and Kendall-Whittier continued to have the most reported incidents last week.

Eugene Field experienced the largest drop in crime. The number of crime reports in Mingo Valley also fell, after increasing the week before, and the number of reported incidents in McClure Park are down considerably as well.

Regarding day and time factors, Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday saw the most crime incidents last week. The largest decreases from the previous week occurred on Sunday, Saturday and Thursday, while the number of reported incidents on Wednesday and Friday went up. Comparing times of day, late afternoon, late night and evening continue to see the mos crime.

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