Anaheim crime increasing: Which offenses are leading the trend?

Anaheim crime increasing: Which offenses are leading the trend?
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By Hoodline - Published on September 19, 2019.

The number of crime incidents in Anaheim saw an overall increase last week, for the second week in a row, according to data from SpotCrime, which collects reports from police agencies and validated sources. Incidents rose to 342 for the week of Sept. 9, up from 281 the week before.

The specific offenses that increased the most were burglary and vandalism. Burglary rose to 67 incidents last week, from 50 the week before. Vandalism went from 16 to 22. Reports of vandalism have continued to grow for the last two weeks.

There was also an increase in robbery, from three incidents per week to four, and in theft, from 35 to 36 incidents.

Among the few types of offenses that saw a downturn last week, reports of assault went from 17 to 16.

There were 197 reports of "other" crimes, an increase of 37 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, 17 involved arrests, such as for drug possession, up from seven reported arrests the week before.

Considering the concentration of crime across the city, West Anaheim, Southwest Anaheim and Southeast Anaheim continued to have the most reported incidents last week.

Anaheim Resort experienced the highest growth in crime. Crime reports in the Colony also rose for a second week, and incidents in West Anaheim are up considerably as well.

Regarding day and time factors, Friday, Thursday and Monday had the most reported crimes last week. The largest increase from the previous week occurred on Monday, Sunday and Thursday, while incidents on Friday and Saturday went down. Comparing times of day, late morning, early morning and early afternoon continue to see the most crime incidents.

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