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

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By Hoodline - Published on October 28, 2019.

The number of crime incidents in Nashville saw an overall increase for the week of Oct. 14 to Oct. 20, after a previous decline, according to data from CrimeoMeter, which collects reports from police agencies and validated sources. Incidents rose to 913 in the latest seven-day period of available police reports, up from 714 the week before.

The overall increase in crime reports was led by theft and assault. Theft rose to 114 incidents, from 24 the week before. Assault went from 97 to 145.

There was also a sizable percentage increase in fraud or financial crimes, from six incidents per week to 25, and in vandalism, from 44 to 82 incidents.

There were 98 reported auto burglary incidents. That represents an increase from 86 incidents the previous week. There were also four incidents of rape or sexual assault, up from zero the week before.

Among the few types of offenses that saw a downturn, reports of burglary went from 55 to 32, and homicide fell from eight to five.

There were 232 reports of miscellaneous other crimes, a decrease of 66 from the previous week. Other crimes includes a variety of offenses like trespassing, public disturbance and violation of a court order.

Looking at crime patterns in different areas of the city, Brick Church Bellshire, Fisk-Meharry and Southside had the most reported incidents. Brick Church Bellshire and Southside were at the top of the list the previous week as well.

Fisk-Meharry experienced the highest growth in crime. Crime reports in Brick Church Bellshire also rose, after declining the week before, and incidents in Shelby Hills are up considerably as well.

Regarding when crime most often occurs, Friday, Saturday and Tuesday had the most crime incidents. The largest increase from the previous week occurred on Sunday, Friday and Saturday, while incidents on Thursday went down. Comparing times of day, after midnight, evening and late afternoon continue to see the most crime incidents.

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

To report a crime in progress or life-threatening emergency, call 911. To report a non-urgent crime or complaint, contact your local police department.

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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.

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