Fresno crime incidents up in January; theft rises, shooting drops

Fresno crime incidents up in January; theft rises, shooting drops
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By Hoodline - Published on February 05, 2019.

Crime incidents in Fresno saw an overall bump last month, after a previous decline, according to data from SpotCrime, which collects data from police agencies and validated sources.

Incidents rose by about 11 percent, from 968 in December to 1,075 in January.

Theft and burglary led the most recent increase in crime incidents. Theft rose from 752 reported incidents in December to 843 in January. Burglary incidents went from 199 to 211 for the month, or about a 6 percent increase.

While a somewhat smaller category, there was also a notable percentage increase last month in assault, from five incidents per month to 11. Assault reports have decreased since the same month last year.

Among the few types of offenses that saw a downturn last month, shooting reports went from two to one.

Considering the concentration of crime across the city, East Central Fresno, Central Fresno and Northeast Fresno saw the largest increase from December to January. West Fresno and Northwest Fresno also saw considerable percentage increases in crime offenses for the month, although they continue to have lower overall crime levels.

Thursdays, Tuesdays and Wednesdays saw the most crime incidents last month. The largest increase from the previous month occurred on Thursdays, Tuesdays and Wednesdays, while incidents on Sundays and Fridays went down. Early morning, late morning and midday saw the most crime last month on average each day.

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