Nashville crime dropping: Which offenses are leading the trend?

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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 831 for the week of Sept. 2, down from 878 the week before.

Burglary led the decrease in crime reports. Burglary fell to 48 incidents last week, from 72 the week before. 

There was also a notable percentage decrease in robbery, from 26 incidents per week to 16.

There were 139 reported assault incidents last week. That represents a decrease from 143 incidents the previous week. 

Among the few types of offenses that saw an uptick last week, reports of theft went from 35 to 42. Harassment went up from five to 10.

There were 646 reports of miscellaneous other crimes, an increase of six from the previous week. Other crimes includes a variety of offenses like trespassing, public disturbance and violation of a court order.

As far as where crime is concentrated in the city, Brick Church Bellshire, Southside and Heron Walk continued to have the most reported incidents last week.

Glencliff saw the largest decline. Crime reports in Glencliff also fell, after increasing the week before, and incidents in Southwood are down considerably as well.

Regarding when crime most often occurs, Tuesday, Monday and Thursday had the most crime incidents last week. The largest decrease from the previous week occurred on Friday, Saturday and Wednesday, while incidents on Sunday, Sunday and Thursday went up. Comparing times of day, after midnight, evening and early afternoon 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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