Los Banos weekly crime report: Theft drops, vandalism rises

Los Banos weekly crime report: Theft drops, vandalism rises
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By Hoodline - Published on February 16, 2019.

The number of crime incidents in Los Banos saw an overall decrease last week, for the fourth week in a row, according to data from SpotCrime, which collects data from police agencies and validated sources. Incidents fell to 69 for the week of Feb. 4, down from 83 the week before.

The overall decrease in crime reports was led by theft and assault. Theft fell to 19 incidents last week, from 28 the week before. Assault went from eight to six.

There were eight reported burglary incidents last week. That represents a decrease from 10 incidents the previous week.

Among the few types of offenses that saw an uptick, reports of vandalism went from four to six.

There were 30 reports of "other" crimes, a decrease of three from the previous week. SpotCrime's broad "other" category includes a variety of offenses like fraud, trespassing, public disturbance and traffic violations.

Regarding day and time factors, Saturdays, Mondays and Wednesdays witnessed the most crime incidents. The largest decrease from the previous week occurred on Mondays, Sundays and Fridays, while incidents on Wednesdays went up. Comparing times of day, midday, early afternoon and late afternoon saw the most crime.

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