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Albuquerque crime dropping: Which offenses are leading the trend?

Albuquerque crime dropping: Which offenses are leading the trend?
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By Hoodline - Published on September 26, 2019.

The number of crime incidents in Albuquerque saw an overall decrease last week, for the fourth week in a row, according to data from SpotCrime, which collects reports from police agencies and validated sources. Incidents fell to 2,224 for the week of Sept. 16, down from 2,377 the week before.

The specific offenses that decreased the most were burglary and vandalism. Burglary fell to 84 incidents last week, from 118 the week before. Vandalism went from 114 to 95. Reports of vandalism have continued to fall for the last two weeks.

There were 124 reported assault incidents last week. That represents a steady state from the previous week. There were also 490 incidents of theft, down from 491 the week before.

Among the few types of offenses that saw an uptick last week, shootings went from 200 to 239.

There were 1,189 reports of "other" crimes, a decrease of 137 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, 41 involved arrests, such as for drug possession, down from 66 reported arrests the week before.

Considering the concentration of crime across the city, Westgate Heights, Trumbull Village and South San Pedro had the most reported incidents last week. Westgate Heights and South San Pedro were at the top of the list the previous week as well. Reports of crime decreased last week in South San Pedro, Downtown and Near North Valley.

Crime reports in Bel-Air fell, after increasing the week before, and incidents in Alamosa are down considerably as well.

Regarding when most crimes are committed, Tuesday, Saturday and Wednesday had the most reported crimes last week. The largest decrease from the previous week occurred on Friday, Sunday and Wednesday, while incidents on Thursday went up. Comparing times of day, after midnight, late night and evening saw the most crime last week.

To report a crime in progress or life-threatening emergency, call 911. To report a non-urgent crime or complaint, contact your local police department.

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This story was created automatically using local crime data, then reviewed by an editor. Click here for more about our data sources and local crime methodology. Got thoughts about what we're doing? Go here to share your feedback.