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Cincinnati crime declining: Which offenses are falling the most?

Cincinnati crime declining: Which offenses are falling the most?
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By Hoodline - Published on October 25, 2019.

The number of crime incidents in Cincinnati 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 415 for the week of Oct. 14, down from 457 the week before.

The offenses that decreased the most were theft and assault. Theft fell to 153 incidents last week, from 173 the week before. Assault went from 129 to 110. Reports of assault have continued to fall for the last four weeks, while theft incidents have been decreasing for the last two weeks.

There was also a considerable percentage decrease in burglary, from 56 incidents per week to 43.

Among the few types of offenses that saw an uptick last week, shootings went from one to eight. Incidents of vandalism rose from 54 to 61, and robbery went up from 17 to 21.

There were 19 reports of "other" crimes, a decrease of eight 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, three involved arrests, such as for drug possession, down from four reported arrests the week before.

As far as where crime is concentrated in the city, Westwood, West Price Hill and CUF had the most reported incidents last week. Westwood and CUF were at the top of the list the previous week as well.

The Central Business District experienced the largest drop in crime. Crime reports in Walnut Hills also fell for a third week, and incidents in Over-The-Rhine are down considerably as well.

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

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