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Mountain View week in crime: Theft drops, burglary rises

The number of crime incidents in Mountain View 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 106 for the week of March 11, down from 114 the week before.

The specific offense that decreased the most was theft, which fell to 27 incidents last week, from 36 the week before.

There was one reported robbery last week. That represents a steady state from the previous week. There were also four incidents of vandalism.

Among the few types of offenses that saw an uptick last week, reports of burglary went from 18 to 25, and assault rose from two to five.

There were 44 reports of "other" crimes, a decrease of nine from the previous week. SpotCrime's broad "other" category includes a variety of offenses like fraud, trespassing, public disturbance and traffic violations. Of those incidents, eight involved arrests, such as for drug possession, down from 18 reported arrests the week before.

As far as where crime is concentrated in the city, Moffett/Whisman Road, Downtown Mountain View and Shoreline West had the most reported incidents last week. Moffett/Whisman Road and Downtown Mountain View were at the top of the list the previous week as well.

Regarding day and time factors, Mondays, Wednesdays and Tuesdays produced the most crime incidents last week. The largest decrease from the previous week occurred on Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays, while incidents on Wednesdays, Sundays and Mondays went up. Comparing times of day, early morning, late morning and evening saw the most crime last week.

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