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Anaheim crime trending up: Which offenses are growing most?

The number of crime incidents in Anaheim saw an overall increase last week, after a previous decline, according to data from SpotCrime, which collects reports from police agencies and validated sources. Incidents rose to 295 for the week of Aug. 19, up from 251 the week before.

The specific offenses that increased the most were burglary and assault. Burglary rose to 62 incidents last week, from 49 the week before. Assault went from 13 to 21.

While somewhat smaller categories, there was also a sizable percentage increase in arson, from zero incidents per week to one, and in shootings, from zero to one incidents.

There were 28 reported theft incidents last week. That represents an increase from 24 incidents the previous week.

Among the few types of offenses that saw a downturn last week, reports of vandalism went from 22 to 10.

There were 172 reports of "other" crimes, an increase of 31 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, nine involved arrests, such as for drug possession, the same number as the week before.

As far as where crime is concentrated in the city, West Anaheim, Southwest Anaheim and Southeast Anaheim had the most reported incidents last week. West Anaheim and Southwest Anaheim were at the top of the list the previous week as well.

Crime in West Anaheim went up the most. Crime reports in Southeast Anaheim also rose, after declining the week before, and incidents in Northwest Anaheim are up considerably as well.

Regarding when most crimes are committed, Wednesday, Monday and Sunday saw the most crime incidents last week. The largest increase from the previous week occurred on Wednesday, Thursday and Sunday, while incidents on Tuesday, Monday and Friday went down. Comparing times of day, early morning, late morning and early afternoon saw the most crime last week.

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