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Tucson crime dropping: Which offenses are falling the most?

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By Hoodline - Published on September 20, 2019.

The number of crime incidents in Tucson 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 3,465 for the week of Sept. 9, down from 3,539 the week before.

The overall decrease in crime reports was led by assault and robbery. Assault fell to 999 incidents last week, from 1,077 the week before. Robbery went from 38 to 32. Reports of robbery have continued to fall for the last two weeks.

There was also a decrease in arson, from three incidents per week to one, and in vandalism, from 81 to 77 incidents.

There were 107 reported burglary incidents last week. That represents a decrease from 110 incidents the previous week.

Among the few types of offenses that saw an uptick last week, reports of theft went from 486 to 519.

There were 1,730 reports of "other" crimes, a decrease of 11 from the previous week. SpotCrime's broad "other" category includes a variety of offenses like fraud, trespassing, public disturbance and traffic violations. Of those incidents, 280 involved arrests, such as for drug possession, down from 310 reported arrests the week before.

Considering the concentration of crime across the city, West University, Amphi and Midvale Park had the most reported incidents last week. West University and Amphi were at the top of the list the previous week as well.

Crime in Midvale Park went up the most; incidents in the neighborhood have been rising for two weeks in a row. Crime reports in Elvira also rose, after declining the week before, and incidents in North University are up considerably as well.

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

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.

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