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Los Banos weekly crime report: Vandalism continues to trend up

The number of crime incidents in Los Banos 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 101 for the week of March 11, up from 76 the week before.

The specific offenses that increased the most were vandalism and theft. Vandalism rose to 10 incidents last week, from six the week before. Theft went from 20 to 23.

There were seven reported burglary 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 assault went from 10 to six.

There were 55 reports of "other" crimes, an increase of 22 from the previous week. SpotCrime's broad "other" category includes a variety of offenses like fraud, trespassing, public disturbance and traffic violations.

Regarding day and time factors, Mondays, Fridays and Saturdays produced the most reported crimes last week. The largest increase from the previous week occurred on Fridays, Mondays and Wednesdays, while incidents on Saturdays went down. Comparing times of day, evening, after midnight and late night 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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