Crime going up in Nashville: What's the latest in the trend?

Crime going up in Nashville: What's the latest in the trend?
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By Hoodline - Published on November 20, 2019.

The number of crime incidents in Nashville saw an overall increase last week, after a previous decline, according to data from CrimeoMeter, which collects reports from police agencies and validated sources. Incidents rose to 804 for the week of Nov. 10, up from 661 the week before.

Theft and assault led the increase in crime reports. Theft rose to 105 incidents last week, from 82 the week before. Reports of assault went from 109 to 130.

There was also a sizable percentage increase in burglary, from 21 incidents per week to 42, and in robbery, from 19 to 37 incidents.

There were also 79 incidents of auto burglary, up from 67 the week before.

Among the few types of offenses that saw a downturn last week, reports of domestic offenses went from seven to one, and homicide fell from 10 to four.

There were 229 reports of miscellaneous other crimes, an increase of 17 from the previous week. Other crimes include 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, Heron Walk and McMurray–Huntingdon had the most reported incidents last week. Heron Walk was at the top of the list the previous week as well.

Crime in Brick Church Bellshire went up the most. Crime reports in McMurray–Huntingdon also rose for a second week, and incidents in Southside are up considerably as well.

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