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Cupertino week in crime: Assault drops, theft rises

The number of crime incidents in Cupertino decreased slightly last week, after a previous rise, according to data from SpotCrime, which collects data from police agencies and validated sources. Incidents fell to 88 for the week of March 11, down from 89 the week before.

The specific offenses that decreased the most were assault and burglary. Assault fell to one incidents last week, from three the week before. Burglary went from four to three.

Among the few types of offenses that saw an uptick last week, reports of theft went from 20 to 27, and vandalism rose from two to three.

There were 54 reports of "other" crimes, a decrease of six 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, one involved an arrest, the same number as the week before.

Considering the concentration of crime across the city, Santa Clara - Southwest, Rancho Rinconada and Garden Gate had the most reported incidents last week. Santa Clara - Southwest was at the top of the list the previous week as well.

Crime in Inspiration Heights decreased the most. Crime reports in Creston-Pharlap also fell, after increasing the week before, and incidents in South Blaney are down considerably as well.

Regarding day and time factors, Wednesdays, Mondays and Tuesdays witnessed the most crime incidents last week. The largest decrease from the previous week occurred on Saturdays, Tuesdays and Sundays, while incidents on Wednesdays and Thursdays went up. Comparing times of day, evening, midday and late morning 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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