Crime dropping in Austin: What's the latest in the trend?

Crime dropping in Austin: What's the latest in the trend?
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By Hoodline - Published on December 03, 2019.

The number of crime incidents in Austin 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 1,008 for the week of Nov. 24, down from 1,379 the week before.

The offenses that decreased the most were domestic offenses and assault. Domestic offenses fell to 51 incidents last week, from 153 the week before. Assault went from 220 to 151. Reports of domestic offenses have continued to fall for the last two weeks.

There was also a decrease in reports of disorderly conduct, from 35 incidents per week to 14, and in vandalism, from 87 to 56 incidents.

There were 153 reported auto burglary incidents last week. That represents a decrease from 171 incidents the previous week. There were also 65 incidents of burglary, down from 81 the week before.

Among the few types of offenses that saw an uptick last week, reports of alcohol-related offenses went from 69 to 76. 

There were 70 reports of miscellaneous other crimes, a decrease of 42 from the previous week. Other crimes include a variety of offenses like trespassing, public disturbance and violation of a court order.

As far as where crime is concentrated in the city, Downtown, North Austin and Riverside continued to have the most reported incidents last week.

Downtown saw the largest decline. Crime reports in Georgian Acres also fell for a second week, and incidents in North Austin are down considerably as well.

Regarding when crime most often occurs, Sunday, Monday and Tuesday saw the most reported crimes last week. The largest decrease from the previous week occurred on Wednesday, Tuesday and Monday. Comparing times of day, after midnight, evening and late night 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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