Los Banos crime recap: Burglary drops, arson rises

Los Banos crime recap: Burglary drops, arson rises
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By Hoodline - Published on February 01, 2019.

Crime incidents in Los Banos saw an overall decrease last week, for the second week in a row, according to data from SpotCrime, which collects data from police agencies and validated sources. Incidents fell to 86 for the week of January 21, down from 91 the week before.

The offenses that decreased the most were burglary and assault. Burglary fell to seven incidents last week, from 15 the week before. Assault went from seven to four. Reports of assault have continued to fall for the last two weeks.

There were 22 reported theft incidents last week. That represents a decrease from 24 incidents the previous week.

Among the few types of offenses that saw an uptick last week, reports of arson went from zero to one, and vandalism rose from eight to nine.

There were 43 reports of "other" crimes, an increase of six from the previous week. SpotCrime's broad "other" category includes a variety of offenses like fraud, trespassing, public disturbance and traffic violations.

Regarding when most crimes are committed, Sundays, Saturdays and Fridays witnessed the most crime incidents last week. The largest decrease from the previous week occurred on Mondays, Thursdays and Fridays, while incidents on Sundays, Wednesdays and Tuesdays went up. Late morning, late afternoon and evening saw the most crime last week.

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