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Published on October 03, 2019
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The number of reported crimes in Atlanta saw an overall increase last week, for the second week in a row, according to data from SpotCrime, which collects reports from police agencies and validated sources. The number of incidents rose to 569 for the week of Sept. 23, up from 552 incidents the week before.

The overall increase in reported crimes was led by burglary and robbery. The number of burglary reports rose to 50 incidents last week, up from 41 the week before, and the number of robbery reports rose from 13 to 21.

There were 42 reported assault incidents last week, which represents an increase from 41 incidents the previous week. There were also 451 reported incidents of theft.

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

Looking at crime patterns in different areas of the city, Downtown, Midtown and the Old Fourth Ward had the most reported incidents last week. Downtown and Midtown were at the top of the list the previous week as well.

Crime in Home Park went up the most. The number of reported crimes in Princeton Lakes also rose, after declining the week before, and the number of reported incidents in Greenbriar is up considerably as well.

Regarding day and time factors, Monday, Tuesday and Sunday had the most crime last week. The largest increases in reported crimes from the previous week occurred on Tuesday, Monday and Thursday, while the number of reported incidents on Sunday, Saturday and Wednesday went down. Comparing times of day, after midnight, late morning and early morning saw the most crime last week.

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