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Kansas City crime declines slightly

Kansas City crime declines slightly
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By Hoodline - Published on October 17, 2019.

The number of crime incidents in Kansas City last week remained roughly even with the week before, according to data from SpotCrime, which collects reports from police agencies and validated sources.

The specific offenses that decreased the most were assault and burglary. Assault fell to 185 incidents last week, from 222 the week before. Burglary went from 60 to 55. Reports of burglary have continued to fall for the last two weeks.

Among the few types of offenses that saw an uptick last week, reports of theft went from 341 to 358. Incidents of vandalism rose from 80 to 93, and arson went up from one to five.

There were 210 reports of "other" crimes, an increase of eight from the previous week. SpotCrime's broad "other" category includes a variety of offenses like fraud, trespassing, public disturbance and traffic violations. Of those incidents, 116 involved arrests, such as for drug possession, up from 97 reported arrests the week before.

Considering the concentration of crime across the city, Downtown, Lykins and Shoal Creek continued to have the most reported incidents last week.

Crime in Fairwood and Robandee decreased the most. Crime reports in East Community Team North also fell, after increasing the week before, and incidents in Vineyard are down considerably as well.

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

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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.