Elgin week in crime: Assault and theft drop

Elgin week in crime: Assault and theft drop
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By Hoodline - Published on January 03, 2019.

Crime incidents in Elgin 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 232 for the week of December 24, down from 373 the week before.

The overall decrease in crime reports was led by assault and theft. Assault fell to one incident last week, from 26 the week before. Theft went from 48 to 31.

There were 187 reports of "other" crimes, a decrease of 71 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 13 arrests were made last week, down from 27 arrests the week before.

Regarding when most crimes are committed, Wednesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays witnessed the most reported crimes last week. The largest decrease from the previous week occurred on Mondays, Thursdays and Tuesdays. Late afternoon, late night and evening saw the most crime last week.

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