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San Antonio crime going down: Which offenses are falling most?

San Antonio crime going down: Which offenses are falling most?
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By Hoodline - Published on July 19, 2019.

The number of reported crime incidents in San Antonio saw an overall decrease last week after a previous rise, according to data from SpotCrime, which collects data from police agencies and validated sources. The number of reported incidents fell to 9,154 for the week of July 8, down from 9,537 the week before.

Assault and theft led the decrease in crime reports. The number of reported assault incidents fell to 893 incidents last week, down from 1,040 the week before. The number of reported thefts went from 1,933 to 1,823. Reports of theft have continued to fall for the last three weeks.

Among other categories, there was also a decrease in the number of burglary reports, down from 561 incidents per week to 467, and in reported shootings, wfrom 171 to 135 incidents.

There were 292 reported vandalism incidents last week. That represents a decrease from 306 incidents the previous week.

Among the few types of offenses that saw an uptick last week, reports of robbery went from 88 to 113.

There were 5,431 reports of "other" crimes, a decrease of seven 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, 240 involved arrests, such as for drug possession, up from 217 reported arrests the week before.

As far as where crime is concentrated in the city, Downtown, Prospect Hill and Highland Hills continued to have the most reported incidents last week.

Highland Hills saw the largest decline; incidents in the neighborhood have been falling for two weeks in a row. Crime reports in Greater Harmony Hills also fell, after increasing the week before, and incidents in Highland Park are down considerably as well.

Regarding day and time factors, Friday, Saturday and Thursday saw the most reported crime incidents last week. The largest decrease from the previous week occurred on Wednesday, Monday and Tuesday, while the number of reported incidents on Saturday, Thursday and Friday went up. Comparing times of day, early afternoon, late afternoon and midday saw the highest number of crime reports last week.

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

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