Crime dropping in Nashville: What's the latest in the trend?

Crime dropping in Nashville: What's the latest in the trend?
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By Hoodline - Published on November 07, 2019.

The number of crime incidents in Nashville saw an overall decrease last week, for the second week in a row, according to data from CrimeoMeter, which collects reports from police agencies and validated sources. Incidents fell to 810 for the week of Oct. 27, down from 883 the week before.

Drug-related offenses and burglary led the decrease in crime reports. Drug-related offenses fell to 36 incidents last week, from 60 the week before. Burglary went from 34 to 21.

Among other categories, there was also a decrease in fraud or financial crimes, from 22 incidents per week to nine, and in robbery, from 31 to 21 incidents.

There were 142 reported assault incidents last week. That represents a decrease from 153 incidents the previous week. There were also two incidents of homicide, down from three the week before.

Among the few types of offenses that saw an uptick last week, reports of auto burglary went from 71 to 101. Incidents of auto theft rose from 34 to 37, and disorderly conduct went up from zero to one.

There were 267 reports of miscellaneous other crimes, an increase of three 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 Haynes Area had the most reported incidents last week. Brick Church Bellshire and Heron Walk were at the top of the list the previous week as well. Reports of crime decreased last week in Historic Edgefield and CCSI (South Inglewood).

Elizabeth Park experienced the largest drop in crime. Crime reports in Osage-North Fisk also fell, after increasing the week before, and incidents in Southside are down considerably as well.

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

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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