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Yorba Linda crime on the decline; theft continues to trend down

The number of crime incidents in Yorba Linda saw an overall decline last month, for the second month in a row, according to data from SpotCrime, which collects data from police agencies and validated sources.

Incidents fell by 6.8 percent, from 812 in January to 757 in February.

The offenses most on the decline last month were theft and burglary. Theft fell from 95 reported incidents in January to 79 in February. Burglary incidents went from 267 to 254 for the month, or a 4.9 percent decrease.

There were two shooting reports last month, and six vandalism incidents. Shooting incidents dropped from three offenses the previous month, while vandalism reports decreased by 10 incidents.

Among the few types of offenses that saw an uptick, robbery reports went from 14 to 25. Assault incidents rose from 16 to 19.

Considering the concentration of crime across the city, Anaheim Hills saw the largest decline from January to February.

Wednesdays, Thursdays and Tuesdays continued to experience the most crime incidents. The largest decrease from the previous month occurred on Wednesdays, Tuesdays and Saturdays, while incidents on Mondays, Fridays and Sundays went up. Comparing times of day, late morning, early afternoon and late afternoon saw the most crime last month on average each day.

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