Cleveland/ Crime & Emergencies
Published on October 03, 2019
Crime declining in Cleveland: What's the latest in the trend?Photo: iStock

The number of crime incidents in Cleveland 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 1,065 for the week of Sept. 23, down from 1,095 the week before.

Assault and robbery led the decrease in crime incidents. Assault fell to 290 incidents last week, from 305 the week before. Robbery went from 50 to 36.

There was also a considerable percentage decrease in shootings, from 10 incidents per week to two.

There were 310 reported theft incidents last week. That represents a decrease from 319 incidents the previous week.

Among the few types of offenses that saw an uptick last week, reports of burglary went from 76 to 90, and vandalism rose from 114 to 117.

There were 219 reports of "other" crimes, even with the previous week. SpotCrime's broad "other" category includes a variety of offenses like fraud, trespassing, public disturbance and traffic violations. Of those incidents, 39 involved arrests, such as for drug possession, down from 44 reported arrests the week before.

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

Crime in West Boulevard decreased the most. Crime reports in Woodland Hills also fell, after increasing the week before, and incidents in Euclid Green are down considerably as well.

Regarding day and time factors, Monday, Wednesday and Thursday saw the most reported crimes last week. The largest decrease from the previous week occurred on Friday, Saturday and Sunday, while incidents on Monday and Wednesday went up. Comparing times of day, late morning, early afternoon and late afternoon saw the most crime last week.

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