Yuba City crime incidents up in February; theft rises, burglary drops

Yuba City crime incidents up in February; theft rises, burglary drops
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By Hoodline - Published on March 07, 2019.

The number of crime reports in Yuba City saw an overall increase last month, after a previous decline, according to data from SpotCrime, which collects data from police agencies and validated sources.

Incidents rose by 9.6 percent, from 904 in January to 991 in February.

Theft and assault led the most recent increase in crime reports. Theft rose from 189 reported incidents in January to 221 in February. Assault incidents went from 65 to 79 for the month, or about a 21 percent increase.

While somewhat smaller categories, there was also a considerable percentage increase last month in shootings, from two incidents per month to eight, and in vandalism, from 25 to 33. Shooting reports have decreased since the same month last year, while vandalism incidents have declined.

There were four robbery reports last month. Robbery incidents rose from two offenses the previous month.

Among the few types of offenses that saw a downturn last month, burglary reports went from 46 to 43.

Fridays, Saturdays and Wednesdays produced the most crime incidents last month. The largest increase from the previous month occurred on Fridays, Mondays and Saturdays, while incidents on Thursdays went down. Comparing times of day, early afternoon, late night and late afternoon saw the most crime last month on average each day.

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