San Antonio crime going down: Which offenses are leading the trend?

The number of crime incidents in San Antonio saw an overall decrease last week, for the second week in a row, according to data from SpotCrime, which collects data from police agencies and validated sources. Incidents fell to 9,747 for the week of April 8, down from 10,004 the week before.

Theft and assault led the decrease in crime incidents. Theft fell to 2,027 incidents last week, from 2,448 the week before. Assault went from 1,301 to 1,144. Reports of assault have continued to fall for the last two weeks.

While somewhat smaller categories, there was also a sizable percentage decrease in burglary, from 498 incidents per week to 479, and in robbery, from 108 to 102 incidents.

Among the few types of offenses that saw an uptick last week, reports of vandalism went from 269 to 307, and shootings rose from 126 to 155.

There were 5,533 reports of "other" crimes, an increase of 280 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, 253 involved arrests, such as for drug possession, up from 221 reported arrests the week before.

Considering the concentration of crime across the city, Downtown, Prospect Hill and Highland Hills continued to have the most reported incidents last week.

Shearer Hills - Ridgeview experienced the largest drop in crime. Crime reports in Lackland Terrace also fell, after increasing the week before, and incidents in Palm Heights are down considerably as well.

Regarding when most crimes are committed, Tuesdays, Mondays and Wednesdays produced the most reported crimes last week. The largest decrease from the previous week occurred on Saturdays, Fridays and Sundays, while incidents on Wednesdays, Mondays and Tuesdays went up. Comparing times of day, late afternoon, evening and late night continue to see the most crime incidents.

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