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Published on October 17, 2019
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The number of crime incidents in Cincinnati 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 424 for the week of Oct. 7, down from 499 the week before.

The offenses that decreased the most were vandalism and assault. Vandalism fell to 52 incidents last week, from 79 the week before. Assault went from 145 to 122. Reports of assault have continued to fall for the last three weeks.

There was also a decrease in shootings, from nine incidents per week to one, and in theft, from 176 to 154 incidents.

There were 53 reported burglary incidents last week. That represents a decrease from 54 incidents the previous week. There were also 17 incidents of robbery, down from 20 the week before.

There were 25 reports of "other" crimes, an increase of nine 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 five reported arrests the week before.

Looking at crime patterns in different areas of the city, Westwood, Over-The-Rhine and the Central Business District had the most reported incidents last week. Westwood and Over-The-Rhine were at the top of the list the previous week as well.

Crime in East Price Hill decreased the most. Crime reports in Mt. Airy also fell, after increasing the week before, and incidents in West Price Hill are down considerably as well.

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

To report a crime in progress or life-threatening emergency, call 911. To report a non-urgent crime or complaint, contact your local police department.

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This story was created automatically using local crime data, then reviewed by an editor. Click here for more about our data sources and local crime methodology. Got thoughts about what we're doing? Go here to share your feedback.