Homicides, car thefts and street robberies are up in the area covered by the Metro police west precinct, while burglaries and aggravated assaults are down, according to recent crime statistics from the police department.
The data, which runs from January 1 through March 9 of both years, showed the area between the Cumberland River and Hillsboro Pike, west of I-440, experienced a 5.4-percent decrease in violent and property crimes from 682 in 2018 to 645 in 2019.
There were no homicides during that time period in 2018. One has been reported this year in west precinct.
Car thefts were up from 48 to 61, an increase of 27.1-percent, while street robberies were up from 19 to 21 for an increase of 10.5-percent.
Commercial burglaries decreased from 31 in 2018 to 13 in 2019, a 58.1-percent drop over the same time period. The trend continued for home burglaries with 62 in 2018 and 36 in 2019 for a 41.9-percent drop.
The number of aggravated assaults was down as well, from 55 to 40 for a decrease of 27.3-percent.
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