Mesquite crime reports drop; burglary drops, robbery rises

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

Incidents fell by about 14 percent, from 3,068 in January to 2,613 in February.

The offenses most on the decline last month were burglary and shooting. Burglary fell from 790 reported incidents in January to 642 in February. Shooting incidents went from 125 to 59 for the month, or about a 52 percent decrease.

There were 130 assault reports last month, and 364 theft incidents. Assault incidents dropped from 140 offenses the previous month, while theft reports decreased by 55 incidents.

Among the few types of offenses that saw an uptick last month, robbery reports went from five to nine.

Looking at crime patterns in different areas of the city, Casa View Heights, Truman heights and Sherwood Forest saw the largest decline from January to February.

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

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