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Los Banos crime recap: Burglary drops, assault rises in slight overall drop

The number of crime incidents in Los Banos saw an overall decrease last week, for the second week in a row, according to data from SpotCrime, which collects data from police agencies and validated sources. Incidents fell to 75 for the week of March 4, down from 80 the week before.

The specific offense that decreased the most was burglary, which fell to six incidents last week, from 10 the week before.

Among the few types of offenses that saw an uptick last week, reports of assault went from three to 10. Incidents of theft rose from 17 to 20, and vandalism went up from four to six.

There were 33 reports of "other" crimes, a decrease of 12 from the previous week. SpotCrime's broad "other" category includes a variety of offenses like fraud, trespassing, public disturbance and traffic violations.

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

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This story was created automatically using local crime data, then reviewed by an editor. Click here for more about our data sources and local crime methodology. Got thoughts about what we're doing? Go here to share your feedback.

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