Los Banos week in crime: Vandalism drops, burglary rises

Los Banos week in crime: Vandalism drops, burglary rises
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By Hoodline - Published on February 28, 2019.

The number of crime incidents in Los Banos saw an overall decrease last week, after a previous rise, according to data from SpotCrime, which collects data from police agencies and validated sources. Incidents fell to 84 for the week of Feb. 18, down from 88 the week before.

The specific offense that decreased the most was vandalism, which fell to seven incidents last week, from 10 the week before.

Among the few types of offenses that saw an uptick last week, reports of burglary went from four to eight. Incidents of theft rose from 28 to 30, and assault went up from six to seven.

There were 31 reports of "other" crimes, a decrease 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 crime most often occurs, Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Fridays saw the most reported crimes last week. The largest decrease from the previous week occurred on Thursdays, Saturdays and Sundays, while incidents on Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Mondays went up. Comparing times of day, evening, midday and early morning saw the most crime last week.

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