The number of crime incidents in Pearland saw an overall increase last week, for the second week in a row, according to data from SpotCrime, which collects data from police agencies and validated sources. Incidents rose to 146 for the week of March 11, up from 142 the week before.
Burglary and theft led the increase in crime reports. Burglary rose to 32 incidents last week, from 23 the week before. Theft went from 21 to 27. Reports of burglary have continued to grow for the last three weeks.
While a somewhat smaller category, there was also a notable percentage increase in assault, from 13 incidents per week to 15.
There was one reported robbery 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 vandalism went from six to two.
There were 69 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, 60 involved arrests, such as for drug possession, down from 67 reported arrests the week before.
Regarding when crime most often occurs, Tuesdays, Mondays and Wednesdays saw the most crime incidents last week. The largest increase from the previous week occurred on Tuesdays, Mondays and Wednesdays, while incidents on Saturdays, Fridays and Sundays went down. Comparing times of day, late afternoon, late night and midday 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.
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