Bellevue weekly crime report: Theft rises, burglary drops

Bellevue weekly crime report: Theft rises, burglary drops
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By Hoodline - Published on February 07, 2019.

Crime incidents in Bellevue saw an overall increase last week, after a previous decline, according to data from SpotCrime, which collects data from police agencies and validated sources. Incidents rose to 259 for the week of January 28, up from 258 the week before.

Theft and vandalism led the increase in crime incidents. Theft rose to 78 incidents last week, from 65 the week before. Vandalism went from three to four.

Among the few types of offenses that saw a downturn last week, reports of burglary went from eight to five, and assault fell from 36 to 34.

There were 138 reports of "other" crimes, a decrease of five 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, down from 28 reported arrests the week before.

Looking at crime patterns in different areas of the city, Downtown, Lake Hills, and Crossroads continued to have the most reported incidents last week.

Factoria experienced the highest growth in crime. Crime reports in Bridle Trails also rose, after declining the week before, and incidents in Robinswood are up considerably as well.

Regarding when crime most often occurs, Tuesdays, Thursdays and Wednesdays witnessed the most crime incidents last week. The largest increase from the previous week occurred on Sundays, Mondays and Saturdays, while incidents on Fridays, Wednesdays and Thursdays went down. after midnight, evening and late night continue to see the most crime incidents.

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