Homicides, business burglaries and car thefts are down in the area covered by the Metro police Midtown Hills precinct, while robberies and residential burglaries are up, according to recent crime statistics from the police department.
The data, which runs from January 1 through March 16 of both years, showed the area between Hillsboro Pike and Nolensville Pike stretching up toward town, experienced a 7.4-percent decrease in violent and property crimes from 843 reported incidents in 2018 to 781 in 2019.
Midtown Hills, which includes Edgehill, Green Hills, Forest Hills, Oak Hill and Crieve Hall areas, along with Vanderbilt, Belmont and Lipscomb Universities, experienced a drop in homicides from two in 2018 to one in 2019.
That homicide was the March 15 shooting death of 23-year-old Quinzell Pannell Jr., who police said was shot by someone inside the Range Rover he was driving that later crashed into a utility pole at 17th Avenue North and Hayes Street.
Business burglaries dropped by about 30-percent from 40 in 2018 to 28 in 2019 while car thefts were also down approximately 28-percent from 82 to 59.
Business robberies increased by about two-thirds from 3 to 5, while robberies on the streets were up about 11-percent from 46 to 51 reported incidents.
Residential burglaries also experienced an increase of more than 5-percent from 59 in 2018 to 62 in 2019.
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