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San Antonio crime trending up: Which offenses are growing most?

San Antonio crime trending up: Which offenses are growing most?
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By Hoodline - Published on August 08, 2019.

The number of reported crime incidents in San Antonio saw an overall increase last week for the second week in a row, according to data from SpotCrime, which collects data from police agencies and validated sources. The number of reported incidents rose to 9,254 for the week of July 29, up from 9,049 the week before.

The specific offenses that saw the largest increases in reports were assault and burglary. The number of assault reports rose to 909 incidents last week, up from 857 the week before, and the number of burglary reports rose from 443 to 456.

While somewhat smaller categories, there was also a notable percentage increase in the number of robbery reports, up from 83 incidents per week to 96, and in reports of shootings, up from 119 to 124 incidents.

Among the few types of offenses that saw a downturn last week, reports of theft dropped from 1,943 to 1,874, and reports of vandalism fell from 296 to 286.

There were 5,509 reports of "other" crimes, an increase of 201 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, 259 involved arrests, such as for drug possession, up from 202 reported arrests the week before.

As far as where crime is concentrated in the city, Downtown, Prospect Hill and Highland Hills continued to have the most reported incidents last week.

The number of crime reports in Downtown went up the most. The number of crime reports in Tobin Hill also rose, after declining the week before, and the number of reported incidents in Five Points is up considerably as well.

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