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San Antonio crime trending up: Which offenses are leading the trend?

San Antonio crime trending up: Which offenses are leading the trend?
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By Hoodline - Published on July 12, 2019.

The number of reported crime incidents in San Antonio last week remained roughly even with the week before, according to data from SpotCrime, which collects data from police agencies and validated sources.

Assault and burglary led the increase in reported crime incidents. The number of reported assault incidents rose to 1,040 last week, up from 920 the week before. The number of reported burglary incidents rose from 509 to 561.

While somewhat smaller categories, there was also a notable percentage increase in the number of reported shootings, up from 127 incidents per week to 171, and in reports of vandalism, up from 273 to 306 incidents.

There were 88 reported robbery incidents last week. That represents an increase from 76 incidents the previous week.

Among the few types of offenses that saw a downturn last week, reports of theft dropped from 2,133 to 1,933.

There were 5,438 reports of "other" crimes, a decrease of six 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, 217 involved arrests, such as for drug possession, down from 239 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.

Harvard Place-Eastlawn experienced the highest growth in crime. The number of crime reports in Tobin Hill also rose, after declining the week before, and the number of reported incidents in Shearer Hills-Ridgeview are up considerably as well.

Regarding when most crimes were committed, Monday, Wednesday and Tuesday saw the most crime incidents last week. The largest increase from the previous week occurred on Friday, Wednesday and Sunday, while the number of reported incidents on Thursday, Monday and Saturday went down. Comparing times of day, late night, late afternoon and evening continue to see the most crime incidents.

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

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