The number of crime incidents in Fresno saw an overall increase last week, for the third week in a row, according to data from CityCop, which collects data from police agencies and validated sources. Incidents rose to 3,806 for the week of March 18, up from 3,641 the week before.
The specific offenses that increased the most were burglary and assault. Burglary rose to 246 incidents last week, from 216 the week before. Assault went from 101 to 126.
While somewhat smaller categories, there was also a sizable percentage increase in vandalism, from 56 incidents per week to 77, and in fraud or financial crimes, from 40 to 54 incidents.
There were three reported arson incidents last week. That represents an increase from two incidents the previous week. There were also 11 incidents of robbery, up from six the week before.
Among the few types of offenses that saw a downturn last week, reports of suspicious person went from 1,417 to 1,397. Incidents of auto theft fell from 87 to 79, and theft went down from 224 to 217.
There were 1,425 reports of miscellaneous other crimes, an increase of 108 from the previous week. Other crimes includes a variety of offenses like trespassing, public disturbance and violation of a court order.
Looking at crime patterns in different areas of the city, Southeast Fresno, Central Fresno, and Northwest Fresno continued to have the most reported incidents last week.
Southeast Fresno experienced the highest growth in crime; incidents in the neighborhood have been rising for three weeks in a row. Crime reports in Northeast Fresno also rose for a third week, and incidents in East Central Fresno are up considerably as well.
Regarding day and time factors, Wednesdays, Tuesdays and Mondays saw the most reported crimes last week. The largest increase from the previous week occurred on Wednesdays, Mondays and Fridays, while incidents on Saturdays and Sundays went down. Comparing times of day, late afternoon, early afternoon, and evening saw the most crime last week.
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