Bay Area/ San Jose/ Crime & Emergencies
Published on January 07, 2019
Cupertino crime reports drop; theft drops, assault risesPhoto: iStock

After a previous rise, crime incidents in Cupertino saw an overall decrease last month, according to data from SpotCrime, which collects data from police agencies and validated sources.

Incidents fell by 2.5 percent, from 358 in November to 349 in December. Crime levels tend to follow seasonal patterns, and some of the most common offenses tend to decline in winter, which might partly explain the most recent downward trend.

Trends for major offense types were split this month, with theft leading the overall decline. Theft fell from 79 reported incidents in November to 77 in December.

There was one reported robbery last month. Robbery incidents remained at about the same level as in the previous month.

Among the few types of offenses that saw an uptick last month, assault reports went from six to 15. Burglary incidents rose from 25 to 27, and vandalism incidents went up from eight to 10.

When it comes to crime patterns in different areas of the city, the largest decline last month occurred in North Blaney and Jollyman

Saturdays, Wednesdays and Sundays saw the most crime incidents last month. The largest decrease from the previous month occurred on Thursdays, Fridays and Wednesdays, while incidents on Saturdays, Sundays and Tuesdays went up. Late morning, evening and late afternoon saw the most crime last month on average each day.

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