Bellevue crime recap: Theft continues to trend down

Bellevue crime recap: Theft continues to trend down
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By Hoodline - Published on January 03, 2019.

Crime incidents in Bellevue saw an overall decrease last week, for the second week in a row, according to data from SpotCrime, which collects data from police agencies and validated sources. Incidents fell to 245 for the week of December 24, down from 254 the week before.

The offenses that decreased the most were theft and vandalism. Theft fell to 50 incidents last week, from 65 the week before. Vandalism went from six to one. Reports of theft have continued to fall for the last two weeks.

Among the few types of offenses that saw an uptick last week, reports of assault went from 32 to 34, and burglary rose from 11 to 12.

There were 120 reports of "other" crimes, an increase of six 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 28 arrests were made last week, up from 26 arrests the week before.

Considering the concentration of crime across 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 decline. Crime reports in Wilburton also fell for a third week, and incidents in Crossroads are down considerably as well.

Regarding when most crimes are committed, Mondays, Fridays and Saturdays witnessed the most crime incidents last week. The largest decrease from the previous week occurred on Thursdays, Wednesdays and Tuesdays, while incidents on Mondays, Saturdays and Sundays went up. After midnight, early morning and late night saw the most crime last week.

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