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Los Banos crime rises in January; reports of burglary up, robbery down

Crime reports in Los Banos 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 6.7 percent, from 357 in December to 381 in January.

Burglary and theft reports increased the most from the previous month. Burglary rose from 28 reported incidents in December to 43 in January. Theft incidents went from 97 to 112 for the month, or about a 15 percent increase.

While somewhat smaller categories, there was also a considerable percentage increase last month in vandalism, from 29 incidents per month to 38, and in assault, from 24 to 31. Vandalism reports have decreased since the same month last year, while assault incidents have declined.

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

Sundays, Saturdays and Tuesdays continued to produce the most reported crimes last month. The largest increase from the previous month occurred on Thursdays, Fridays and Sundays, while incidents on Wednesdays, Mondays and Saturdays went down. Midday, evening and late afternoon saw the most crime last month on average each day.

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