San Antonio crime dropping: Which offenses are leading the trend?

San Antonio crime dropping: Which offenses are leading the trend?
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By Hoodline - Published on July 25, 2019.

The number of reported 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. The number of reported incidents fell to 8,937 for the week of July 15, down from 9,154 the week before.

The specific offenses that decreased the most were theft and vandalism. The number of reported thefts fell to 1,772 incidents last week, down from 1,823 the week before. The number of vandalism reports dropped from 292 to 275. The number of reported thefts has continued to fall for the last four weeks, while the number of reported vandalism incidents has been decreasing for the last two weeks.

While somewhat smaller categories, there was also a notable percentage decrease in the number of robbery reports, down from 113 incidents per week to 97, and in reports of shootings, down from 135 to 131 incidents.

Among the few types of offenses that saw an uptick last week, reports of assault rose from 893 to 926, and reports of burglary rose from 467 to 488.

There were 5,248 reports of "other" crimes last week, a decrease of 183 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, 221 involved arrests, such as for drug possession, down from 240 reported arrests the week before.

Looking at crime patterns in different areas of the city, Downtown, Prospect Hill and Highland Hills continued to have the most reported incidents last week.

Riverside saw the largest drop in the number of criminal incidents. The number of crime reports in Cable-Westwood also fell, after increasing the week before, and the number of reported incidents in Los Angeles Heights-Keystone is down considerably as well.

Regarding when most crimes are committed, Friday, Thursday and Tuesday had the most reported crimes last week. The largest decrease from the previous week occurred on Friday, Saturday and Sunday, while the number of reporteincidents on Tuesday and Wednesday went up. Comparing times of day, early afternoon, late night and evening saw the most crime last week.

Want a longer-term view of crime in San Antonio? Here's our latest monthly crime report.

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