Clovis crime drops for fourth month; theft continues to trend down

Clovis crime drops for fourth month; theft continues to trend down
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By Hoodline - Published on March 09, 2019.

The number of crime reports in Clovis saw an overall decline last month, for the fourth month in a row, according to data from SpotCrime, which collects data from police agencies and validated sources.

Incidents fell by about 15 percent, from 268 in January to 226 in February.

Theft and burglary incidents declined the most from the previous month. Theft fell from 86 reported incidents in January to 62 in February. Burglary incidents went from 39 to 29 for the month, or about a 25 percent decrease.

There were seven assault reports last month, and one robbery incident. Assault incidents dropped from 11 offenses the previous month, while robbery reports stayed even.

Among the few types of offenses that saw an uptick, vandalism reports went from nine to 11.

Looking at crime patterns in different areas of the city, the largest decline last month occurred in Northeast Fresno.

Fridays, Mondays and Tuesdays experienced the most reported crimes. The largest decrease from the previous month occurred on Thursdays, Saturdays and Tuesdays, while incidents on Fridays, Mondays and Sundays went up. Comparing times of day, evening, midday and late night saw the most crime last month on average each day.

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