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San Antonio weekly crime report: Incidents drop for third week in a row

Crime incidents in San Antonio 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 8,776 for the week of Jan. 28, down from 9,009 the week before.

The offenses that decreased the most were theft and assault. Theft fell to 1,949 incidents last week, from 2,251 the week before. Assault went from 998 to 904.

There were 448 reported burglary incidents last week. That represents a decrease from 489 incidents the previous week. There were also 103 shooting incidents, down from 115 the week before.

Among the few types of offenses that saw an uptick last week, reports of vandalism went from 243 to 245.

There were 5,047 reports of "other" crimes, an increase of 240 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, 218 involved arrests, such as for drug possession, up from 194 reported arrests the week before.

Considering the concentration of crime across the city, Highland Hills, Downtown and Prospect Hill continued to have the most reported incidents last week.

Crime in Downtown decreased the most. Crime reports in Lackland Terrace also fell for a second week, and incidents in Los Angeles Heights - Keystone are down considerably as well.

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

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