Crime incidents in Bellevue saw an overall increase last week, after a previous decline, according to data from SpotCrime, which collects data from police agencies and validated sources. Incidents rose to 276 for the week of December 10, up from 268 the week before.
Assault and theft led the increase in crime reports. Assault rose to 45 incidents last week, from 31 the week before. Theft went from 72 to 76. Reports of theft have continued to grow for the last three weeks.
While a somewhat smaller category, there was also a considerable percentage increase in vandalism, from five incidents per week to six.
There were two reported robbery incidents last week. That represents a steady state from the previous week.
Among the few types of offenses that saw a downturn last week, reports of burglary went from seven to six.
There were 114 reports of "other" crimes, a decrease of 13 from the previous week. SpotCrime's broad "other" category includes a variety of offenses like fraud, trespassing, public disturbance and traffic violations. SpotCrime data also indicates that 27 arrests were made last week, up from 24 arrests the week before.
Looking at crime patterns in different areas of the city, Downtown, Lake Hills, and Overlake had the most reported incidents last week. Downtown and Overlake were at the top of the list the previous week as well.
Eastgate saw the largest increase. Crime reports in Factoria also rose for a second week, and incidents in Newport Hills are up considerably as well.
Regarding when crime most often occurs, Wednesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays saw the most reported crimes last week. The largest increase from the previous week occurred on Wednesdays, Sundays and Thursdays, while incidents on Fridays, Tuesdays and went down. Evening, late night, and after midnight continue to see the most crime incidents.
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