Fort Lauderdale week in crime: Burglary ticks up, assaults remain steady

Crime incidents in Fort Lauderdale 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 157 for the week of Jan. 28, up from 137 the week before.

As for specific offenses, there were two burglaries last week, up from zero the week before.

There was one reported assault last week. That represents a steady state from the previous week.

There were 154 reports of "other" crimes, an increase of 19 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, 152 involved arrests, such as for drug possession, up from 132 reported arrests the week before.

Considering the concentration of crime across the city, Home Beautiful Park, Central Beach Alliance and Riverland had the most reported incidents last week. Riverland was at the top of the list the previous week as well.

Crime in Home Beautiful Park went up the most. Crime reports in Central Beach Alliance also rose, after declining the week before, and incidents in Sunset are up considerably as well.

Regarding when most crimes are committed, Saturdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays saw the most crime incidents last week. The largest increase from the previous week occurred on Saturdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays, while incidents on Tuesdays, Sundays and went down. late morning, late afternoon and midday saw the most crime last week.

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