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Crime going down in Fort Worth: What's the latest in the trend?

Crime going down in Fort Worth: What's the latest in the trend?
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By Hoodline - Published on November 14, 2019.

The number of crime incidents in Fort Worth saw an overall decrease last week, for the third week in a row, according to data from CrimeoMeter, which collects reports from police agencies and validated sources. Incidents fell to 468 for the week of Nov. 3, down from 613 the week before.

The overall decrease in crime reports was led by theft and vandalism. Theft fell to 105 incidents last week, from 145 the week before. Vandalism went from 55 to 36. Reports of theft have continued to fall for the last three weeks, while vandalism incidents have been decreasing for the last two weeks.

There was also a notable percentage decrease in prostitution, from 12 incidents per week to four, and in alcohol-related offenses, from 42 to 30 incidents.

There were 29 reported assault incidents last week. That represents a decrease from 40 incidents the previous week. There were also 51 incidents of auto burglary, down from 65 the week before.

Among the few types of offenses that saw an uptick last week, reports of robbery went from seven to 12. 

There were 43 reports of miscellaneous other crimes, a decrease of nine from the previous week. Other crimes include a variety of offenses like trespassing, public disturbance and violation of a court order.

Considering the concentration of crime across the city, Woodhaven, West Meadowbrook and Wedgwood had the most reported incidents last week. Woodhaven was at the top of the list the previous week as well.

Crime reports in Western Hills North fell, after increasing the week before, and incidents in Garden Acres 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 Friday, Thursday and Saturday, while incidents on Sunday went up. Comparing times of day, evening, early afternoon and late afternoon 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.