Anaheim crime trending up: Which offenses are rising most?

Anaheim crime trending up: Which offenses are rising most?
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By Hoodline - Published on August 08, 2019.

The number of crime incidents in Anaheim increased slightly last week, for the second week in a row, according to data from SpotCrime, which collects data from police agencies and validated sources. Incidents rose to 341 for the week of July 29, up from 337 the week before.

The specific offense that increased the most was assault, which rose to 25 incidents last week, from 17 the week before. Reports of assault have continued to grow for the last two weeks.

There were three reported robbery 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 burglary went from 64 to 48. Incidents of theft fell from 39 to 32, and vandalism went down from 18 to 13.

There were 220 reports of "other" crimes, an increase of 24 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, 37 involved arrests, such as for drug possession, up from 13 reported arrests the week before.

As far as where crime is concentrated in the city, West Anaheim, Southeast Anaheim and Southwest Anaheim continued to have the most reported incidents last week.

West Anaheim saw the largest increase; incidents in the neighborhood have been rising for two weeks in a row. Crime reports in Southeast Anaheim also rose for a fourth week, and incidents in the Platinum Triangle are up considerably as well.

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

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

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