San Antonio crime rises in January; theft continues to trend up

Crime reports in San Antonio saw an overall bump last month, for the second month in a row, according to data from SpotCrime, which collects data from police agencies and validated sources.

Incidents rose by 2.9 percent, from 38,554 in December to 39,660 in January.

Theft and robbery reports increased the most from the previous month. Theft rose from 9,350 reported incidents in December to 9,694 in January. Robbery incidents went from 381 to 471 for the month, or about a 23 percent increase.

While somewhat smaller categories, there was also a notable percentage increase last month in vandalism, from 1,080 incidents per month to 1,144, and in shootings, from 469 to 504. Vandalism reports have decreased since the same month last year, while shooting incidents have declined.

There was one reported arson last month and 2,199 burglary incidents. Arson incidents rose from zero offenses the previous month, while burglary reports increased by 37 incidents.

Among the few types of offenses that saw a downturn last month, assault reports went from 4,346 to 4,276.

Considering the concentration of crime across the city, Thompson Community, Southside and Highland Hills saw the largest increase from December to January. Loma Park, Sierra Springs and Trophy Ridge also saw considerable percentage increases in crime offenses for the month, although they continue to have lower overall crime levels.

Thursdays, Tuesdays and Wednesdays saw the most reported crimes last month. The largest increase from the previous month occurred on Thursdays, Tuesdays and Wednesdays, while incidents on Saturdays, Mondays and Sundays went down. Late afternoon, evening and early afternoon continue to see the most crime incidents on average each day.

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