San Antonio weekly crime report: Theft drops, shooting rises

Crime incidents in San Antonio 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 8,336 for the week of Jan. 21, down from 9,183 the week before.

Theft and assault led the decrease in crime reports. Theft fell to 1,857 incidents last week, from 2,357 the week before. Assault went from 1,021 to 801.

There were 435 reported burglary incidents last week. That represents a decrease from 513 incidents the previous week. There were also 90 incidents of robbery, down from 129 the week before.

Among the few types of offenses that saw an uptick last week, shootings went from 106 to 115.

There were 4,797 reports of "other" crimes, an increase of seven from the previous week. SpotCrime's broad "other" category includes a variety of offenses like fraud, trespassing, public disturbance and traffic violations. Of those incidents, 185 involved arrests, such as for drug possession, down from 210 reported arrests the week before.

As far as where crime is concentrated in the city, Downtown, Highland Hills, and Prospect Hill continued to have the most reported incidents last week.

Southside experienced the largest drop in crime. Crime reports in Shearer Hills - Ridgeview also fell, after increasing the week before, and incidents in Prospect Hill are down considerably as well.

Regarding when crime most often occurs, Tuesdays, Mondays and Wednesdays witnessed the most reported crimes last week. The largest decrease from the previous week occurred on Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays, while incidents on Tuesdays went up. Late afternoon, evening and midday saw the most crime last week.

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