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Clovis crime recap: Vandalism rises, burglary drops

Clovis crime recap: Vandalism rises, burglary drops
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By Hoodline - Published on March 06, 2019.

The number of crime incidents in Clovis saw an overall increase last week, after a previous decline, according to data from SpotCrime, which collects data from police agencies and validated sources. Incidents rose to 54 for the week of Feb. 25, up from 47 the week before.

The specific offense that increased the most was vandalism, which rose to four incidents last week, from two the week before.

There were 13 reported theft incidents last week. That represents a steady state from the previous week.

Among the few types of offenses that saw a downturn last week, reports of burglary went from eight to seven.

There were 30 reports of "other" crimes, an increase of nine 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, 21 involved arrests, such as for drug possession, up from 14 reported arrests the week before.

Regarding when crime most often occurs, Mondays, Tuesdays and Wednesdays produced the most crime incidents last week. The largest increase from the previous week occurred on Mondays, Thursdays and Tuesdays, while incidents on Fridays and Sundays went down. Comparing times of day, late night, after midnight and evening saw the most crime last week.

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