The number of crime reports in Nashville dropped slightly last month, according to data from CrimeoMeter, which collects reports from police agencies and validated sources.
Incidents fell by 0.9%, from 4,404 in September to 4,364 in October. This month’s decrease in crime incidents puts the monthly total at about 11% below the same month a year ago. Crime trends often contain recurring patterns, based on seasons and other local events, making a year-over-year comparison most relevant.
Assault and fraud or financial crimes declined the most from the previous month. Assault fell from 781 reported incidents in September to 715 in October, and has fallen by 39 incidents since October of last year. Fraud or financial crimes went from 174 to 115 for the month, or about a 33% decrease. Fraud or financial crimes are also slightly down from a year ago.
There was also a decrease last month in prostitution, from 12 incidents per month to two, and in theft, from 563 to 521. Prostitution reports have decreased considerably since the same month last year, while theft incidents have risen.
Among the few types of offenses that saw an uptick last month, auto burglary reports went from 333 to 418. Drug-related offenses rose from 249 to 296, and robbery incidents went up from 69 to 109. All three have seen an overall downward trend since the same time last year.
Looking at crime patterns in different areas of the city, the largest decline last month occurred in Elizabeth Park, Stadium Area and Edgehill Community Garden. Gra-Mar Acres, Rainbow Terrace and Woodlawn Estates also saw considerable percentage increases in crime offenses for the month, although they continue to have lower overall crime levels. Over the past year, crime has gone up the most in Poplar Creek Estates, and declined the most in Buena Vista Heights.
Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays had the most reported crimes last month. The largest decrease from the previous month occurred on Mondays, Sundays and Fridays, while incidents on Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays went up. Comparing times of day, after midnight, evening and late night continue to see the most crime incidents on average each day.
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