Burlingame crime recap: Theft continues to tick slightly up

Crime incidents in Burlingame saw an overall increase last week, for the second week in a row, according to data from SpotCrime, which collects data from police agencies and validated sources. Incidents rose to 179 for the week of January 7, up from 170 the week before.

The overall increase in crime incidents was led by theft, which rose to 24 incidents last week, from 21 the week before; and by an increase in the broad "other" category. Reports of theft have continued to grow for the last two weeks.

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

Among the types of offenses that saw a downturn last week, reports of burglary went from 20 to 15. Incidents of assault fell from five to four, and robbery went down from three to two.

There were 126 reports of "other" crimes, an increase of five 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 six arrests were made last week, up from one arrest the week before.

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

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