Crime rising in Anaheim: What's the latest in the trend?

Crime rising in Anaheim: What's the latest in the trend?
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By Hoodline - Published on August 01, 2019.

The number of crime incidents in Anaheim saw an overall increase last week, after a previous decline, according to data from SpotCrime, which collects data from police agencies and validated sources. Incidents rose to 334 for the week of July 22, up from 276 the week before.

The specific offenses that increased the most were burglary and robbery. Burglary rose to 64 incidents last week, from 52 the week before. Robbery went from zero to three.

Among other categories, there was also an increase in assault, from 15 incidents per week to 17, and in theft, from 36 to 39 incidents.

Among the few types of offenses that saw a downturn last week, reports of vandalism went from 19 to 18.

There were 193 reports of "other" crimes, an increase of 39 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, 11 involved arrests, such as for drug possession, the same number as the week before.

Looking at crime patterns in different areas of the city, West Anaheim, Southwest Anaheim and Southeast Anaheim continued to have the most reported incidents last week.

Southwest Anaheim experienced the highest growth in crime. Crime reports in Anaheim Hills also rose, after declining the week before, and incidents in Northwest Anaheim are up considerably as well.

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

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

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