Crime in Orlando: What are the latest trends?

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The number of crime incidents in Orlando last week remained roughly even with the week before, according to data from SpotCrime, which collects reports from police agencies and validated sources.

The offenses that decreased the most were vandalism and burglary. Vandalism fell to 21 incidents last week, from 35 the week before. Burglary went from 41 to 31 incidents. Reports of burglary have continued to fall for the last three weeks.

While somewhat smaller categories, there was also a sizable percentage decrease in robbery, from 19 incidents per week to nine, and in shootings, from seven to one incidents.

There were 170 reported assault incidents last week. That represents a decrease from 177 incidents the previous week.

Among the few types of offenses that saw an uptick last week, reports of theft went from 210 to 231.

There were 736 reports of "other" crimes, an increase of 24 from the previous week. SpotCrime's broad "other" category includes a variety of offenses like fraud, trespassing, public disturbance and traffic violations. Of those incidents, 17 involved arrests, such as for drug possession, down from 25 reported arrests the week before.

Looking at crime patterns in different areas of the city, Holden-Parramore, Florida Center and Central Business District continued to have the most reported incidents last week.

Colonial Town Center saw the largest decline. Crime reports in Rosemont also fell, after increasing the week before.

Regarding when crime most often occurs, Thursday, Saturday and Tuesday had the most reported crimes last week. The largest decrease from the previous week occurred on Wednesday, Friday and Tuesday, while incidents on Thursday and Saturday went up. Comparing times of day, evening, late morning and late afternoon saw the most crime last week.

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

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