Mountain View crime recap: Burglary drops, robbery rises

Crime incidents in Mountain View saw an overall decrease last week, for the second week in a row, according to data from SpotCrime, which collects data from police agencies and validated sources. Incidents fell to 95 for the week of Jan. 28, down from 101 the week before.

The overall decrease in crime incidents was led by burglary and assault. Burglary fell to 18 incidents last week, from 28 the week before. Assault went from six to three.

There were 29 reported theft incidents last week. That represents a decrease from 30 incidents the previous week.

Among the few types of offenses that saw an uptick last week, reports of robbery went from zero to five, and vandalism rose from three to seven.

There were 33 reports of "other" crimes, a decrease of one from the previous week. SpotCrime's broad "other" category includes a variety of offenses like fraud, trespassing, public disturbance and traffic violations. Of those incidents, eight involved arrests, such as for drug possession, down from nine reported arrests the week before.

Looking at crime patterns in different areas of the city, Downtown Mountain View, Moffett/Whisman Road, and Cuesta Park had the most reported incidents last week. Downtown Mountain View and Moffett/Whisman Road were at the top of the list the previous week as well.

Moffett/Whisman Road saw the largest decline; incidents in the neighborhood have been falling for two weeks in a row. Crime reports in Rex Manor also fell, after increasing the week before, and incidents in Gemello Park are down considerably as well.

Regarding when most crimes are committed, Mondays, Wednesdays and Thursdays continued to produce the most crime incidents last week. The largest decrease from the previous week occurred on Wednesdays, Thursdays and Sundays, while incidents on Mondays, Saturdays and Fridays went up. Early afternoon, early morning and late afternoon saw the most crime last week.

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