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Nashville crime going down: Which offenses are leading the trend?

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By Hoodline - Published on December 17, 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 672 for the week of Dec. 9, down from 808 the week before.

The overall decrease in crime incidents was led by assault and theft. Assault fell to 120 incidents last week, from 147 the week before. Theft went from 102 to 82. Reports of assault have continued to fall for the last two weeks.

There was also a considerable percentage decrease in robbery, from 25 incidents per week to 11, and in weapons offenses, from 32 to 18 incidents.

There were 16 reported burglary incidents last week. That represents a decrease from 25 incidents the previous week. There were also four incidents of homicide, down from eight the week before.

Among the few types of offenses that saw an uptick last week, reports of auto burglary went from 41 to 52.

There were 244 reports of miscellaneous other crimes, a decrease of six 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, Heron Walk, Haynes Area and Southside had the most reported incidents last week. Heron Walk and Southside were at the top of the list the previous week as well.

Glencliff experienced the largest drop in crime. Crime reports in Southside also fell, after increasing the week before, and incidents in Brick Church Bellshire are down considerably as well.

Regarding day and time factors, Monday, Wednesday and Friday had the most reported crimes last week. The largest decrease from the previous week occurred on Sunday, Saturday and Tuesday, while incidents on Monday and Wednesday went up. Comparing times of day, after midnight, late afternoon and late morning 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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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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