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

Crime increasing in San Antonio: What's the latest in the trend?
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By Hoodline - Published on August 15, 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 reports from police agencies and validated sources.

The specific offenses that increased the most were burglary and shooting. Reports of burglary rose to 503 incidents last week, up from 456 the week before, and the number of reported shootings rose from 124 to 142.

Among the few types of offenses that saw a downturn in the number of reports last week, the number of reported thefts dropped from 1,876 to 1,732. The number of reported vandalism incidents fell from 286 to 267, and the number of assault reports went down from 909 to 901.

There were 5,663 reports of "other" crimes, an increase of 150 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, 260 involved arrests, such as for drug possession, down from 261 reported arrests the week before.

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

Crime in Hot Wells decreased the most. The number of crime reports in Lackland Terrace also fell for a second week, and the number of reported incidents in Greater Harmony Hills was down considerably as well.

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

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

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