Los Banos crime levels fall in February; theft drops, arson rises

Los Banos crime levels fall in February; theft drops, arson rises
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By Hoodline - Published on March 07, 2019.

The number of crime incidents in Los Banos saw an overall decrease last month, after a previous rise, according to data from SpotCrime, which collects data from police agencies and validated sources.

Incidents fell by about 13 percent, from 383 in January to 332 in February.

The month-to-month decrease in reports was led by theft and vandalism. Theft fell from 114 reported incidents in January to 92 in February. Vandalism incidents went from 38 to 27 for the month, or about a 28 percent decrease.

There were 27 assault reports last month, and 34 burglary incidents. Assault incidents dropped from 31 offenses the previous month, while burglary reports decreased by nine incidents.

Among the few types of offenses that saw an uptick, arson reports went from one to two. Robbery incidents also rose from one to two.

Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Saturdays produced the most crime incidents. The largest decrease from the previous month occurred on Sundays, Thursdays and Saturdays, while incidents on Wednesdays went up. Comparing times of day, early afternoon, late afternoon and midday saw the most crime last month on average each day.

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