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Published on October 03, 2019
Cincinnati crime going down: Which offenses are falling the most?Photo: iStock

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 444 for the week of Sept. 23, down from 530 the week before.

The offenses that decreased the most were theft and vandalism. Theft fell to 148 incidents last week, from 187 the week before. Vandalism went from 72 to 38. Reports of theft have continued to fall for the last three weeks, while vandalism incidents have been decreasing for the last two weeks.

There was also a decrease in burglary, from 43 incidents per week to 31, and in assault, from 173 to 152 incidents.

Among the few types of offenses that saw an uptick last week, reports of robbery went from 22 to 35, and shootings rose from five to 14.

There were 26 reports of "other" crimes, a decrease of two 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, six involved arrests, such as for drug possession, up from five reported arrests the week before.

Considering the concentration of crime across the city, Westwood, the Central Business District and West Price Hill continued to have the most reported incidents last week.

Avondale experienced the largest drop in crime; incidents in the neighborhood have been falling for two weeks in a row. Crime reports in East Westwood also fell for a second week, and incidents in West End are down considerably as well.

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

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