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Colorado Springs crime dropping: Which offenses are leading the trend?

The number of crime incidents in Colorado Springs 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 144 for the week of Oct. 7, down from 152 the week before.

The specific offenses that decreased the most were shootings and thefts. There was one shooting last week, down from five the week before. Reports of theft went from 19 to 16.

There were two reported robbery incidents last week. That represents a steady state from the previous week.

Among the few types of offenses that saw an uptick last week, reports of assault went from 14 to 20. Incidents of burglary rose from three to nine.

There were 91 reports of "other" crimes, a decrease of 18 from the previous week. SpotCrime's broad "other" category includes a variety of offenses like fraud, trespassing, public disturbance and traffic violations. 

As far as where crime is concentrated in the city, Central Colorado Springs, Old Colorado City and Northeast Colorado Springs had the most reported incidents last week. Central Colorado Springs and Old Colorado City were at the top of the list the previous week as well.

Central Colorado Springs saw the largest increase; incidents in the neighborhood have been rising for two weeks in a row. Crime reports in Northeast Colorado Springs also rose, after declining the week before, and incidents in East Colorado Springs are up considerably as well.

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

Want a longer-term view of crime in Colorado Springs? Here's our latest monthly crime report.

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