Cleveland crime trending up: Which offenses are leading the trend?

Cleveland crime trending up: Which offenses are leading the trend?Photo: iStock
Published on October 10, 2019

The number of crime incidents in Cleveland saw an overall increase last week, after a previous decline, according to data from SpotCrime, which collects reports from police agencies and validated sources. Incidents rose to 1,120 for the week of Sept. 30, up from 1,065 the week before.

The offenses that increased the most were vandalism and robbery. Vandalism rose to 154 incidents last week, from 117 the week before. Robbery went from 36 to 48. Reports of vandalism have continued to grow for the last two weeks.

Among other categories, there was also an increase in shootings, from two incidents per week to five, and in theft, from 310 to 317 incidents.

Among the few types of offenses that saw a downturn last week, reports of assault went from 290 to 283, and burglary fell from 90 to 88.

There were 225 reports of "other" crimes, an increase of six 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, 46 involved arrests, such as for drug possession, up from 39 reported arrests the week before.

As far as where crime is concentrated in the city, Downtown, South Broadway and Glenville had the most reported incidents last week. Downtown and South Broadway were at the top of the list the previous week as well.

Crime in Ohio City went up the most. Crime reports in Glenville also rose, after declining the week before, and incidents in Kamm's Corner are up considerably as well.

Regarding day and time factors, Tuesday, Wednesday and Saturday had the most crime incidents last week. The largest increase from the previous week occurred on Tuesday, Friday and Saturday, while incidents on Monday and Thursday went down. Comparing times of day, late morning, early afternoon and late afternoon continue to see the most crime incidents.

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