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Cincinnati sees small drop in crime

Cincinnati sees small drop in crime
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By Hoodline - Published on October 31, 2019.

The number of crime incidents in Cincinnati last week fell slightly, according to data from SpotCrime, which collects reports from police agencies and validated sources.

The overall decrease in crime incidents was led by vandalism and theft. Vandalism fell to 54 incidents last week, from 70 the week before. Theft went from 173 to 163.

Among the few types of offenses that saw an uptick last week, reports of assault went from 117 to 138. Incidents of burglary rose from 50 to 59, and robbery went up from 21 to 23.

There were 20 reports of "other" crimes, a decrease of five 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, five involved arrests, such as for drug possession, up from four reported arrests the week before.

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

East Price Hill had the largest decline. Crime reports in Bond Hill also fell, after increasing the week before, and incidents in Hyde Park are down considerably as well.

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

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