Cupertino weekly crime report: Theft rises, vandalism drops

The number of crime incidents in Cupertino 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 87 for the week of March 4, up from 60 the week before.

The specific offenses that increased the most were theft and burglary. Theft rose to 20 incidents last week, from eight the week before. Burglary went from two to three.

There were three reported assault 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 vandalism went from four to two.

There were 59 reports of "other" crimes, an increase of 17 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, down from two reported arrests the week before.

As far as where crime is concentrated in the city, Santa Clara - Southwest, South Blaney and Creston-Pharlap had the most reported incidents last week. South Blaney was at the top of the list the previous week, as well.

Crime in Santa Clara - Southwest went up the most. Crime reports in Jollyman also rose, after declining the week before, and incidents in Inspiration Heights are up considerably, as well.

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

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