Plano crime recap: Theft continues to trend up

The number of crime incidents in Plano last week remained roughly even with the week before, according to data from SpotCrime, which collects data from police agencies and validated sources.

The offenses that increased the most were theft and burglary. Theft rose to 132 incidents last week, from 115 the week before. Burglary went from 29 to 35.

While a somewhat smaller category, there was also a sizable percentage increase in robbery, from two incidents per week to five.

Among the few types of offenses that saw a downturn last week, reports of assault went from 31 to 18, and vandalism fell from 21 to 20.

There were 39 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, 19 involved arrests, such as for drug possession, down from 29 reported arrests the week before.

Considering the concentration of crime across the city, Park Forest, Stratford Estates and Briarwood had the most reported incidents last week. Park Forest and Briarwood were at the top of the list the previous week as well.

Briarwood experienced the largest drop in crime. Crime reports in Old Towne also fell, after increasing the week before, and incidents in Armstrong Park are down considerably as well.

Regarding when crime most often occurs, Thursdays, Wednesdays and Mondays produced the most reported crimes last week. The largest increase from the previous week occurred on Thursdays, Wednesdays and Mondays, while incidents on Sundays, Saturdays and Tuesdays went down. Comparing times of day, late afternoon, evening and late morning saw the most crime last week.

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