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Tulsa crime declining: Which offenses are leading the trend?

Tulsa crime declining: Which offenses are leading the trend?
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By Hoodline - Published on September 12, 2019.

The number of crime incidents in Tulsa 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 382 for the week of Sept. 2, down from 464 the week before.

The specific offenses that decreased the most were theft and burglary. Theft fell to 228 incidents last week, from 275 the week before. Burglary went from 85 to 70.

There was also a notable percentage decrease in robberies, from 15 incidents per week to six, and in assaults, from 45 to 35 incidents.

There were 43 reported vandalism incidents last week. That represents a steady state from the previous week.

As far as where crime is concentrated in the city, Kendall–Whittier, McClure Park and Downtown had the most reported incidents last week. Kendall–Whittier and McClure Park were at the top of the list the previous week as well.

Springdale experienced the largest drop in crime; incidents in the neighborhood have been falling for two weeks in a row. Crime reports in Carriage Trail also fell, after increasing the week before, and incidents in Xyler are down considerably as well.

Regarding day and time factors, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday had the most crime incidents last week. The largest decrease from the previous week occurred on Sunday, Tuesday and Thursday, while incidents on Wednesday went up. Comparing times of day, after midnight, evening and late night continue to see the most crime incidents.

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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.