Crime declining in Tulsa: What's the latest in the trend?

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By Hoodline - Published on October 03, 2019.

The number of crime incidents in Tulsa 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 419 for the week of Sept. 23, down from 447 the week before.

The specific offenses that decreased the most were vandalism and assault. Vandalism fell to 33 incidents last week, from 55 the week before. Assault went from 40 to 32. Reports of assault have continued to fall for the last two weeks.

There was also a decrease in burglaries, from 81 incidents per week to 73.

Among the few types of offenses that saw an uptick last week, reports of theft went from 260 to 267, and robbery incidents rose from 11 to 14.

Looking at crime patterns in different areas of the city, Downtown, McClure Park and Brookside had the most reported incidents last week. Downtown and Brookside were at the top of the list the previous week as well.

Patrick Henry experienced the largest drop in crime. Crime reports in Cooper also fell, after increasing the week before, and incidents in Springdale are down considerably as well.

Regarding when crime most often occurs, Tuesday, Monday and Saturday had the most crime incidents last week. The largest decrease from the previous week occurred on Sunday, Friday and Wednesday, while incidents on Thursday, Tuesday and Saturday 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.

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