Crime going up in San Antonio: What's the latest in the trend?

Crime going up in San Antonio: What's the latest in the trend?
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By Hoodline - Published on August 01, 2019.

The number of reported crime incidents in San Antonio increased slightly last week, after a previous decline, according to SpotCrime, which collects data from police agencies and validated sources. The number of reported incidents rose to 9,048 for the week of July 22, up from 8,940 the week before.

The specific offenses that saw the biggest increases were theft and vandalism. The number of reports of theft rose to 1,943 incidents last week, up from 1,773 the week before, and the number of reports of vandalism rose from 275 to 296.

Among the few types of offenses that saw a downturn in reported incidents last week were assault, burglary and robbery. The number of assault reports dropped from 927 to 857, the number of reported burglary incidents fell from 488 to 443, and the number of reported robberies dropped from 97 to 83.

There were 5,308 reports of "other" crimes, an increase of 59 from the previous week. SpotCrime's broad "other" category includes a variety of offenses like fraud, trespassing, public disturbance and traffic violations. Of those reported incidents, 202 involved arrests, such as for drug possession, a figure down from 221 reported arrests the week before.

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

Downtown saw the largest decline in reported incidents. The number of crime reports in Dellview Area also fell, after increasing the week before, and the number of reported incidents in Vance Jackson was down considerably as well.

Regarding day and time factors, Monday, Wednesday and Tuesday had the most reported crimes last week. The largest increase from the previous week occurred on Monday, Wednesday and Sunday, while the number of reported incidents on Thursday and Friday went down. Comparing times of day, late night, evening and early afternoon 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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