San Diego/ Crime & Emergencies
Published on May 17, 2019
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The number of crime incidents in San Diego the week of May 6 remained roughly even with the week before, according to data from SpotCrime, which collects data from police agencies and validated sources.

The specific offenses that increased the most were theft and burglary. Theft rose to 165 incidents last week, from 138 the week before. Burglary went from 25 to 40.

While a somewhat smaller category, there was also a sizable percentage increase in robbery, from 10 incidents per week to 16.

There were 47 reported vandalism incidents last week. That represents a steady state from the previous week.

Among the few types of offenses that saw a downturn last week, reports of assault went from 82 to 73.

Considering the concentration of crime across the city, East Village, Pacific Beach and Mission Valley East had the most reported incidents last week. East Village and Pacific Beach were at the top of the list the previous week as well.

Regarding day and time factors, Saturday, Friday and Wednesday had the most reported crimes last week. The largest increase from the previous week occurred on Saturday, Friday and Monday, while incidents on Sunday, Tuesday and Wednesday went down. Comparing times of day, evening, after midnight and early morning saw the most crime last week.

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