San Antonio crime dropping: Which offenses are falling most?

San Antonio crime dropping: Which offenses are falling most?
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By Hoodline - Published on August 23, 2019.

The number of 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 decreased the most were burglary and robbery. Burglary fell to 468 incidents last week, from 503 the week before. Robbery went from 94 to 73. Reports of robbery have continued to fall for the last two weeks.

Among the few types of offenses that saw an uptick last week, reports of theft went from 1,733 to 1,812. Incidents of assault rose from 901 to 974, and vandalism went up from 267 to 284.

There were 5,493 reports of "other" crimes, a decrease of 171 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, 246 involved arrests, such as for drug possession, down from 260 reported arrests the week before.

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

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