Crime incidents in Clovis saw a slight overall decrease last week, for the third week in a row, according to data from SpotCrime, which collects data from police agencies and validated sources. Incidents fell to 51 for the week of January 21, down from 52 the week before.
The overall decrease in crime reports was led by burglary and theft. Burglary fell to five incidents last week, from 10 the week before. Theft went from 18 to 16. Reports of burglary have continued to fall for the last two weeks.
There were three reported assault incidents last week. That represents a steady state from the previous week. There were also two incidents of vandalism.
There were 25 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, 15 involved arrests, such as for drug possession, up from 12 reported arrests the week before.
Looking at crime patterns in different areas of the city, Northeast Fresno, Beverley Glen and the Lakes continued to have the most reported incidents last week.
Crime in Northeast Fresno went up the most.
Regarding when crime most often occurs, Saturdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays saw the most reported crimes last week. The largest decrease from the previous week occurred on Fridays, Tuesdays and Sundays, while incidents on Saturdays, Wednesdays and Mondays went up. Late morning, after midnight and evening saw the most crime last week.
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