Nashville crime going down: Which offenses are dropping most?

Nashville crime going down: Which offenses are dropping most?
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By Hoodline - Published on November 27, 2019.

The number of crime incidents in Nashville saw an overall decrease last week, after a previous rise, according to data from CrimeoMeter, which collects reports from police agencies and validated sources. Incidents fell to 650 for the week of Nov. 18, down from 795 the week before.

Burglary and robbery led the decrease in crime reports. Burglary fell to 16 incidents last week, from 47 the week before. Reports of robbery went from 35 to nine.

There was also a decrease in auto burglary, from 55 incidents per week to 33, and in vandalism, from 52 to 34 incidents.

There were 121 reported assault incidents last week. That represents a decrease from 128 incidents the previous week. There were also four incidents of homicide.

There were 239 reports of miscellaneous other crimes, an increase of one 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, Southside and Heron Walk had the most reported incidents last week. Brick Church Bellshire and Heron Walk were at the top of the list the previous week as well. Reports of crime decreased last week in Fisk–Meharry, Nashboro Village and Hadley–Washngton.

McMurray–Huntingdon saw the largest decline. Crime reports in Heron Walk also fell for a second week, and incidents in Brick Church Bellshire are down considerably as well.

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

Want a longer-term view of crime in Nashville? Here's our latest monthly crime report.

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