Crime going down in Atlanta: What's the latest in the trend?

Crime going down in Atlanta: What's the latest in the trend?
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By Hoodline - Published on October 10, 2019.

The number of crime incidents in Atlanta 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 526 for the week of Sept. 30, down from 574 the week before.

The offenses that decreased the most were theft and robbery. Theft fell to 405 incidents last week, from 452 the week before. Robbery went from 21 to 14.

Among other categories, there was also a decrease in burglary, from 50 incidents per week to 46.

Among the few types of offenses that saw an uptick last week, reports of assault went from 42 to 59.

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

Considering the concentration of crime across the city, Downtown, Midtown and Lindbergh had the most reported incidents last week. Downtown and Midtown were at the top of the list the previous week as well.

Midtown saw the largest decline. Crime reports in Virginia Highland also fell, after increasing the week before, and incidents in Vine City are down considerably as well.

Regarding when most crimes are committed, Monday, Wednesday and Thursday had the most crime incidents last week. The largest decrease from the previous week occurred on Friday, Tuesday and Sunday, while incidents on Wednesday went up. Comparing times of day, after midnight, late night and early morning saw the most crime last week.

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