Redwood City week in crime: Vandalism drops, assault rises

Crime incidents in Redwood City 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 56 for the week of January 7, down from 58 the week before.

The offenses that decreased the most were vandalism and theft. Vandalism fell to three incidents last week, from six the week before. Theft went from 15 to 14.

There were seven reported burglary incidents last week. That represents a steady state from the previous week. There was also one incident of robbery.

Among the few types of offenses that saw an uptick last week, reports of assault went from two to four.

There were 14 reports of "other" crimes, an increase of two 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 15 arrests the week before.

As far as where crime is concentrated in the city, Downtown, Middlefield, and Oakwood had the most reported incidents last week. Downtown and Middlefield were at the top of the list the previous week as well.

Central experienced the largest drop in crime. Crime reports in Palm also fell, after increasing the week before, and incidents in Centennial are down considerably as well.

Regarding when most crimes are committed, Thursdays, Wednesdays and Tuesdays witnessed the most reported crimes last week. The largest decrease from the previous week occurred on Fridays, Mondays and Wednesdays, while incidents on Thursdays went up. Early afternoon, after midnight and evening saw the most crime last week.

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