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Orange crime drops for third month; theft drops, assault rises

The number of crime reports in Orange saw an overall decrease last month, for the third month in a row, according to data from SpotCrime, which collects data from police agencies and validated sources.

Incidents fell by 9.9 percent, from 222 in January to 200 in February.

Theft incidents declined the most from the previous month. Theft fell from 23 reported incidents in January to 17 in February.

Among the few types of offenses that saw an uptick, assault reports went from five to 13. Vandalism incidents rose from three to eight, and burglary incidents went up from 49 to 52.

Wednesdays, Fridays and Thursdays produced the most crime incidents last month. The largest decrease from the previous month occurred on Tuesdays, Thursdays and Sundays, while incidents on Mondays, Fridays and Wednesdays went up. Comparing times of day, late afternoon, midday and late morning continue to see the most crime incidents on average each day.

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