Bellevue week in crime: Theft drops, assault rises in overall decline

Bellevue week in crime: Theft drops, assault rises in overall decline
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By Hoodline - Published on February 14, 2019.

The number of crime incidents in Bellevue 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 215 for the week of February 4, down from 260 the week before.

The specific offense that decreased the most was theft, which fell to 48 incidents last week, from 78 the week before.

There were five reported burglary incidents last week. That represents a steady state from the previous week. There were also four incidents of vandalism.

Among the few types of offenses that saw an uptick last week, reports of assault went from 34 to 42, and robbery rose from zero to one.

There were 115 reports of "other" crimes, a decrease of 24 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, 19 involved arrests, such as for drug possession, the same number as the week before.

Looking at crime patterns in different areas of the city, Downtown, Overlake, and Crossroads had the most reported incidents last week. Downtown and Crossroads were at the top of the list the previous week as well.

Downtown experienced the largest drop in crime. Crime reports in Factoria also fell, after increasing the week before, and incidents in Lake Hills are down considerably as well.

Regarding day and time factors, Thursdays, Tuesdays and Mondays produced the most reported crimes last week. The largest decrease from the previous week occurred on Saturdays, Wednesdays and Tuesdays. Comparing times of day, after midnight, late night and evening continue to see the most crime incidents.

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