Yuba City crime recap: Theft rises, assault drops

Yuba City crime recap: Theft rises, assault drops
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By Hoodline - Published on December 28, 2018.

Crime incidents in Yuba City 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 272 for the week of December 17, up from 232 the week before.

Theft and vandalism led the increase in crime reports. Theft rose to 57 incidents last week, from 41 the week before. Vandalism went from six to 13.

Among the few types of offenses that saw a downturn last week, reports of assault went from 26 to 17. Incidents of burglary fell from 15 to 13, and robbery went down from two to one.

There were 140 reports of "other" crimes, an increase of 21 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 31 arrests were made last week, up from 24 arrests the week before.

Regarding when crime most often occurs, Tuesdays, Mondays and Fridays continued to witness the most crime incidents last week. The largest increase from the previous week occurred on Tuesdays, Sundays and Wednesdays, while incidents on Mondays, Thursdays and Fridays went down. Late afternoon, late morning and early afternoon saw the most crime last week.

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