Los Banos week in crime: Theft drops, arson rises

Los Banos week in crime: 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 week, after a previous rise, according to data from SpotCrime, which collects data from police agencies and validated sources. Incidents fell to 74 for the week of February 25, down from 88 the week before.

The overall decrease in crime reports was led by theft and assault. Theft fell to 14 incidents last week, from 30 the week before. Assault went from eight to three.

There were seven reported burglary incidents last week. That represents a decrease from eight incidents the previous week. There were also four incidents of vandalism, down from seven the week before.

Among the few types of offenses that saw an uptick last week, reports of arson went from zero to one.

There were 45 reports of "other" crimes, an increase 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, Wednesdays and Tuesdays produced the most crime incidents last week. The largest decrease from the previous week occurred on Tuesdays, Fridays and Sundays, while incidents on Mondays went up. Comparing times of day, after midnight, late afternoon and evening saw the most crime last week.

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