CrimeTracker: Street robberies up in Nashville from 2017 to 2018

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The number of people robbed on the streets of Nashville last year was up in five of the city’s eight police precincts, according to recent crime statistics from Metro police.

The data, which runs from January 1 through December 29 of both years, showed the city experienced a nearly six-percent increase in street robberies from 1,737 in 2017 to 1,838 in 2018.

The biggest increase was in the Midtown Hills precinct, made up of the Edgehill, Green Hills, Forest Hills, Oak Hill and Crieve Hall areas, along with Vanderbilt, Belmont and Lipscomb Universities.

Midtown Hills experienced a rise of more than 40-percent in street robberies from 155 in 2017 to 218 in 2018.

(Graphic: WKRN) 

The largest decrease was in Central precinct, the area comprised of downtown, where the number was down more than 15-percent from 116 in 2017 to 98 in 2018.

For the first 19 days of 2019, Metro police data showed the number of street robberies was up nearly 15-percent with 110 reported this year, compared to 96 during the same time period in 2018.

Which precinct do you live in? Here is the map provided by Metro police.

News 2 breaks down crime statistics in Nashville and the surrounding counties Wednesdays during our 6 a.m. hour of Good Morning Nashville.

News 2 is tracking crime where you live with CrimeTracker reports. Click here for more coverage.

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