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

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By Hoodline - Published on November 20, 2019.

The number of crime incidents in Worcester 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 1,720 for the week of Nov. 10, down from 1,787 the week before.

The specific offenses that decreased the most were assault and disorderly conduct. Assault fell to 57 incidents last week, from 82 the week before. Disorderly conduct went from 227 to 221. Reports of disorderly conduct have continued to fall for the last three weeks, while assault incidents have been decreasing for the last two weeks.

There was also a sizable percentage decrease in burglary, from 16 incidents per week to 13.

There were 18 reported auto theft incidents last week. That represents a steady state from the previous week. There were also five incidents of robbery, down from six the week before.

Among the few types of offenses that saw an uptick last week, reports of auto burglary went from 10 to 20. Weapons offenses rose from 11 to 13.

There were 1,229 reports of miscellaneous other crimes, a decrease of 36 from the previous week. Other crimes include a variety of offenses like trespassing, public disturbance and violation of a court order.

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

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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