Crime going up in Nashville: What's the latest in the trend?

Crime going up in Nashville: What's the latest in the trend?
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By Hoodline - Published on September 06, 2019.

The number of crime incidents in Nashville saw an overall increase last week, after a previous decline, according to data from CrimeoMeter, which collects reports from police agencies and validated sources. Incidents rose to 878 for the week of Aug. 26, up from 796 the week before.

Drug-related offenses and weapons offenses led the increase in crime incidents. Drug-related offenses rose to 44 incidents last week, from 26 the week before. Weapons offenses went from 13 to 31. Reports of drug-related offenses have continued to grow for the last two weeks.

Among other categories, there was also an increase in robbery, from 10 incidents per week to 26, and in domestic offenses, from two to eight incidents.

There were also 76 incidents of auto burglary, up from 70 the week before.

Among the few types of offenses that saw a downturn last week, reports of fraud or financial crimes went from 33 to 20. Incidents of burglary fell from 79 to 72, and assault went down from 149 to 143.

There were 320 reports of miscellaneous other crimes, an increase of 16 from the previous week. Other crimes includes a variety of offenses like trespassing, public disturbance and violation of a court order.

Looking at crime patterns in different areas of the city, Brick Church Bellshire, Southside and Heron Walk continued to have the most reported incidents last week. Reports of crime increased in Southside and Fisk – Meharry.

Brick Church Bellshire experienced the highest growth in crime. Crime reports in Haynes Area also rose, after declining the week before, and incidents in Historic Edgefield are up considerably as well.

Regarding when most crimes are committed, Tuesday, Friday and Wednesday had the most reported crimes last week. The largest increase from the previous week occurred on Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday, while incidents on Sunday and Friday went down. Comparing times of day, after midnight, evening and late afternoon saw the most crime last week.

Want a longer-term view of crime in Nashville? Here's our latest monthly crime report.

To report a crime in progress or life-threatening emergency, call 911. To report a non-urgent crime or complaint, contact your local police department.

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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.