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Clovis crime recap: Vandalism drops, assault rises

The number of crime incidents in Clovis saw an overall decrease last week, after a previous rise, according to data from SpotCrime, which collects data from police agencies and validated sources. Incidents fell to 50 for the week of March 4, down from 65 the week before.

The overall decrease in crime incidents was led by vandalism and burglary. Vandalism fell to two incidents last week, from six the week before. Burglary went from eight to six.

There were 18 reported theft incidents last week. That represents a steady state from the previous week.

Among the few types of offenses that saw an uptick last week, reports of assault went from zero to two.

There were 22 reports of "other" crimes, a decrease of 11 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, 14 involved arrests, such as for drug possession, down from 24 reported arrests the week before.

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

To report a crime in progress or life-threatening emergency, call 911. To report a non-urgent crime or complaint, contact your local police department.

Head to SpotCrime to get free local crime alerts in your area.

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