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Los Banos weekly crime report: Incidents drop for third week in a row

Crime incidents in Los Banos saw an overall decrease last week, for the third week in a row, according to data from SpotCrime, which collects data from police agencies and validated sources. Incidents fell to 79 for the week of January 28, down from 88 the week before.

The offenses that decreased the most were vandalism, which fell to four incidents last week, from nine the week before; and "other" crimes, which fell to 31 reports, a decrease of 12 from the previous week. SpotCrime's broad "other" category includes a variety of offenses like fraud, trespassing, public disturbance and traffic violations.

Among the types of offenses that saw an uptick last week, reports of theft went from 22 to 26. Incidents of assault rose from five to eight, and burglary went up from eight to 10.

Regarding when crime most often occurs, Mondays, Saturdays and Fridays produced the most crime incidents last week. The largest decrease from the previous week occurred on Sundays, Saturdays and Fridays, while incidents on Mondays, Thursdays and Wednesdays went up. Midday, late morning and evening saw the most crime last week.

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