Bellevue weekly crime report: Assault drops, burglary rises

Bellevue weekly crime report: Assault drops, burglary rises
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By Hoodline - Published on December 28, 2018.

Crime incidents in Bellevue saw an overall decrease last week, after a previous rise, according to data from SpotCrime, which collects data from police agencies and validated sources. Incidents fell to 254 for the week of Dec. 17, down from 276 the week before.

The overall decrease in crime incidents was led by assault and theft. Assault fell to 32 incidents last week, from 45 the week before. Theft went from 76 to 65.

There were six reported vandalism incidents last week. That represents a steady state from the previous week.

Among the few types of offenses that saw an uptick last week, reports of burglary went from six to 11.

There were 114 reports of "other" crimes, even with 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 26 arrests were made last week, down from 27 arrests the week before.

Considering the concentration of crime across the city, Downtown, Overlake, and Crossroads had the most reported incidents last week. Downtown and Overlake were at the top of the list the previous week as well.

Downtown saw the largest decline; incidents in the neighborhood have been falling for three weeks in a row. Crime reports in Interlake also fell, after increasing the week before, and incidents in Wilburton are down considerably as well.

Regarding day and time factors, Thursdays, Wednesdays and Fridays witnessed the most reported crimes last week. The largest decrease from the previous week occurred on Saturdays, Wednesdays and Tuesdays, while incidents on Mondays, Fridays and Sundays went up. Evening, late night and after midnight continue to see the most crime incidents.

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