Auto thefts and business burglaries are up in the area covered by the Metro police East precinct, while residential burglaries and street robberies are down, according to recent crime statistics from the police department.
The data, which runs from January 1 through April 6 of both years, showed the area covered by the East precinct, which is essentially East Nashville, experienced a 3.6% increase in violent and property crimes from 883 reported incidents in 2018 to 915 in 2019.
Aggravated assaults dropped about 29.3% from 184 in 2018 to 130 in 2019, while residential burglaries were down nearly 22.2% from 72 to 56.
Robberies on the streets also experienced a decrease from 46 to 36, down about 21.7%.
Auto thefts were up about 59.3% from 59 reported incidents in 2018 to 94 in 2019, as commercial burglaries increased 33.3% from 15 to 20.
The number of commercial robberies held steady at three and homicides remained at two during the specified time period.
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