Los Banos week in crime: Theft rises, burglary drops in overall increase

Los Banos week in crime: Theft rises, burglary drops in overall increase
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By Hoodline - Published on February 22, 2019.

The number of crime incidents in Los Banos 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 86 for the week of February 11, up from 70 the week before.

The overall increase in crime incidents was led by theft and vandalism. Theft rose to 28 incidents last week, from 19 the week before. Vandalism went from six to 10. Reports of vandalism have continued to grow for the last two weeks.

There was also one incident of arson reported last week, as opposed to none the previous week.

Among the few types of offenses that saw a downturn last week, reports of burglary went from nine to four, and assault fell from six to five.

There were 38 reports of "other" crimes, an increase of eight 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, Thursdays, Tuesdays and Wednesdays witnessed the most reported crimes last week. The largest increase from the previous week occurred on Thursdays, Tuesdays and Sundays, while incidents on Mondays and Saturdays went down. Comparing times of day, after midnight, late afternoon, and early afternoon saw the most crime last week.

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