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

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By Hoodline - Published on November 21, 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 795 for the week of Nov. 11, up from 661 the week before.

The overall increase in crime reports was led by theft and burglary. Theft rose to 114 incidents last week, from 82 the week before. Reports of burglary went from 21 to 47.

There was also a considerable percentage increase in robbery, from 19 incidents per week to 35, and in drug-related offenses, from 26 to 44 incidents.

There were 128 reported assault incidents last week. That represents an increase from 109 incidents the previous week. There were also 30 incidents of auto theft, up from 26 the week before.

Among the few types of offenses that saw a downturn last week, reports of auto burglary went from 67 to 55. Incidents of homicide fell from 10 to four, and trespassing went down from three to one.

There were 238 reports of miscellaneous other crimes, an increase of 26 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, 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.

Brick Church Bellshire experienced the highest growth in crime. Crime reports in McMurray–Huntingdon also rose for a second week, and incidents in Overlook Estates are up considerably as well.

Regarding when most crimes are committed, Wednesday, Tuesday and Monday saw the most reported crimes last week. The largest increase from the previous week occurred on Wednesday, Sunday and Tuesday. 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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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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