The number of crime incidents in Worcester saw an overall decrease for the week of Oct. 14 to Oct. 20, for the second week in a row, according to data from CrimeoMeter, which collects reports from police agencies and validated sources. Incidents fell to 1,892 in the latest seven-day period of available police reports, down from 2,195 the week before.
The specific offenses that decreased the most were disorderly conduct and auto burglary. Disorderly conduct fell to 281 incidents, from 329 the week before. Auto burglary went from 40 to 17. Reports of auto burglary have continued to fall for the last two weeks.
There was also a decrease in drug-related offenses, from 28 incidents per week to 12, and in vandalism, from 36 to 23 incidents.
There were 88 reported assault incidents. That represents a decrease from 100 incidents the previous week. There was also one incident of rape or sexual assault, down from four the week before.
Among the few types of offenses that saw an uptick, reports of fraud or financial crimes went from 14 to 23. Incidents of theft rose from 10 to 16, and burglary went up from 17 to 20.
There were 1,299 reports of miscellaneous other crimes, a decrease of 183 from the previous week. Other crimes includes a variety of offenses like trespassing, public disturbance and violation of a court order.
Regarding day and time factors, Friday, Saturday and Tuesday had the most reported crimes. The largest decrease from the previous week occurred on Sunday, Wednesday and Saturday. Comparing times of day, late afternoon, after midnight and evening saw the most crime last week.
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