Nashville crime going up: Which offenses are leading the trend?

Nashville crime going up: Which offenses are leading the trend?
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By Hoodline - Published on October 29, 2019.

The number of crime incidents in Nashville saw an overall increase for the week of Oct. 18 to Oct. 24, for the second week in a row, according to data from CrimeoMeter, which collects reports from police agencies and validated sources. Incidents rose to 950 in the latest seven-day period of available police reports, up from 913 the week before.

The specific offenses that increased the most were assault and drug-related offenses. Assault rose to 174 incidents, from 145 the week before. Drug-related offenses went from 58 to 69.

There were 32 reported robbery incidents. That represents an increase from 30 incidents the previous week. 

Among the few types of offenses that saw a downturn, reports of auto burglary went from 98 to 85. Incidents of theft fell from 114 to 105, and vandalism went down from 82 to 73.

There were 270 reports of miscellaneous other crimes, an increase of 38 from the previous week. Other crimes includes a variety of offenses like trespassing, public disturbance and violation of a court order.

Considering the concentration of crime across the city, Brick Church Bellshire, Heron Walk and Southside had the most reported incidents. Brick Church Bellshire and Southside were at the top of the list the previous week as well.

Regarding when most crimes are committed, Friday, Saturday and Tuesday continued to have the most reported crimes. The largest increase from the previous week occurred on Sunday, Monday and Friday, while incidents on Thursday and Tuesday went down. Comparing times of day, after midnight, evening and late morning saw the most crime last week.

Want a longer-term view of crime in Nashville? Here's our latest monthly crime report.

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